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Popular Cat Breeds in Japan 2022 Rankings

Cats are well-loved in Japan. Not only are they kept as beloved pets treated as family members in people’s homes, they also hold a special place in Japanese folklore, culture, and mythology. Lik...

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Host and Hostess Clubs in Japan: What are they, where to go, and are foreigners allowed?

Entertaining customers through conversation and hospitality has long been a part of Japan’s nightlife. These types of establishments are still available today, known as host and hostess clubs. S...

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How to Say Thank You for Listening in Japanese - in Conversation and in Speeches or Presentations

There's so many ways to say thank you in Japanese. How about when you're giving a speech or presentation, or when you want to thank a friend who's there for you? Here are some things ...

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Cinnamoroll Things to Get, Food to Eat and Events to Visit for 20th Anniversary, Our Best Buy Picks

Header Image Credit: ©2022 Sanrio Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan Sanrio’s beloved white puppy character Cinamoroll celebrates its 20th anniversary this year in 2022. In this article, we i...

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Express Your Wishes Properly: A Variety of Birthday Messages in Japanese

This special day only comes once upon a year so be sure that you are expressing it right! Did you know that birthday messages in Japanese can be different depending on your relationship? No? Now you d...

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Feeling Blue in May? You’ve Got Japan’s May Blues, Gogatsubyo

Ever felt the Monday blues? That feeling of dread when you wake up on Monday morning, followed by feelings of sadness, anxiety and overall stress for the whole Monday. That’s pretty much what Go...

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Convenience Stores, Konbini

Konbinis are so much more than just a convenience store. They are essential to the everyday lives of residents and visitors to Japan. In times of emergencies or regular days, konbinis provide all mann...

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San? Kun? Chan? Learn Which Japanese Suffix You Should Use to Call Someone

You may be confused by the many titles or suffixes attached to the end of Japanese names. -san, - chan, - kun, -sama ? Which one should you use? Why are they not used sometimes? It really depends on y...

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Golden Week, Saving Grace for Japan’s Working Class

Golden Week is a stretch of public holidays in Japan that crosses from the last week of April to the first week of May. For many of the working class in Japan, it is the ultimate opportunity to catch ...

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Work While You Study: Top Part Time Jobs for International Students in Japan

“What part time job should I get…?” is the question international students in Japan worry over when looking to work between studies in Japan. In this article, we introduce some part...

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