Summer

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Hiyashi Chuka

Japanese summer got you hot and bothered? Cool off with this ice-cold noodle dish.

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Tweet of the Week #147: Parents Take Off Work to Tackle Unfinished Summer Homework

Why do Japanese parents do their kid's school assignments?

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Culture

Kids’ Summer Homework in Japan: With Friends Like These

For better or worse, summer-long school assignments have been a family affair in Japan for longer than you might think.

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Tweet of the Week #145: Cucumbers and Eggplants Ride for Ancestors Spirits

What do horses and cows have to do with Obon?

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Culture

7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams

We hope you don’t find yourself alone with any of these yurei and yokai.

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Culture

7 Spooky Japanese Superstitions and Their Origins

Familiarize yourself with these eerie Japanese superstitions to prevent yourself from unknowingly summoning spirits or bad luck this summer!

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Culture

Why are There So Many Summer Festivals in Japan?

What is the history, superstitions and culture surrounding all these summer celebrations?

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Culture

7 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends Based on True Stories

From human sacrifices to haunted tunnels, these real Japanese legends give us the creeps.

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Tweet of the Week #143: Nostalgic Japanese Summer

Summer has finally arrived in Japan. Check out some of these cool nostalgic posts making buzz on Twitter.

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5 Incredible Mountains to Hike in Japan

Check out these non-Fuji mountainous destinations that are worth a climb at any time of the year.

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Tweet of the Week #142: Keep Your Pets Safe in Summer

What precautions should pet owners take this summer?

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Explore

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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