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Express Genuine Appreciation; Tips for writing a Formal Thank You Letter in Japanese

When simple messages and internet chats fail to express our appreciation, we turn to the traditional letter writing. But the western take on writing may not necessarily be applicable everywhere. Writi...

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Traditional Japanese Custom: Sending Greeting Cards

Sending greeting cards to friends and family far from home has been a long-held Japanese tradition. Greeting cards can express things like appreciation or concern and has been important as part of the...

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Woodworking Arts: how the Japanese of a millennium ago built to last

An art that lasted for a millennium and will continue to do so; Japanese woodworking is more than a traditional craft. Learn more about the wonders of the art of Japanese woodworking and even yet, exp...

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