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5 Tips to Get Fit in Japan This Summer

Summer in Japan presents plenty of inspiration to get in shape—here’s how to tackle it naturally.

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Tweet of the Week #141: Brace Yourself, Summer is Coming

It's getting hot in Japan so stay hydrated out there!

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Japan’s Summer Foods

Summer in Japan is a great time to sample the many 夏の旬 (natsu no shun, summer seasonal) foods!

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5 Bugs To Avoid During Summer in Japan

From killers to just creepers, here are five bugs you might encounter this summer in Japan and ways to avoid them.

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Essential Products for Surviving the Japanese Summer

Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.

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How to Use A Japanese Air Conditioner

Mastering the functions of your a/c remote is key to surviving summer in Japan.

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Why is June ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

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Potsu Potsu: Japanese Words for Rain

What are rain-related sounds and phrases in Japanese?

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Dealing With Mosquitoes In Japan

Summer in Japan means high humidity and mosquitos! Luckily, there are plenty of products available for dealing with the annoying blood suckers!

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List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

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Beyond Air Conditioners: A Pro’s Guide to Keeping Cool this Summer

With a hot and humid summer already in full swing, it’s time to take some cool precautions. GaijinPot looks at “Cool Japan” from the air conditioner to other, more esoteric, devices.

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The Japanese Summer as an ALT Without Air Conditioning at School

What it's like working in these ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.

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