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How to refer to your spouse in Japanese

What you call your spouse in private is your own business, but how you refer to them in public can be a more complicated...
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Mountain Day in Japan

Today marks the first official “Mountain Day”, a new public holiday in Japan, to celebrate and give reverence to….you guessed it…. mountains! This is...
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How to find fireworks festivals around Japan

OK, I'll admit, this article is a bit late actually. But we just launched our site last week, right in the middle of hanabi...
Bonenkai in Japan

Drinking your Troubles Away – Bonenkai in Japan

Have you noticed more taxis than usually on the roads, and in front of restaurants? Yes? You might have also noticed there are many...

The Gift of a Memory in Japanese Culture

In Japan, there is a special importance placed upon recollections. It is intriguing that they are often given like presents. However, since...

Celebrating New Year’s – Japanese Style

As we are enjoying the last remaining days of 2015, reminiscing, and looking forward to 2016, many people are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to...

Why Japanese curry is so unlike other curries

When imagining Japanese cuisine, dishes such as tempura or sushi probably come to mind. However in a 2007 poll conducted by The NHK Cultural...
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Traveling On The Cheap in Japan

The Seishin 18 Kippu Japan undoubtedly has one of the best transportation Networks in the World. Fast, efficient, friendly service, and reliable, are some of...

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