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Gift Giving in Japan - An Extensive Guide to the Occasions, Etiquette and more

Japan has a long list of occasions and customs when it comes to gift-giving, whether for friends, family or in business situations. We cover a wide range of events as well as give tips about cost, eti...

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Arigatou and More: How to Say Thank You in Japanese in All Types of Situations

Did you know that there are many different phrases for "thank you" in Japanese? They vary depending on the formality of the situation and your relationship with the person. Also, i...

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Bringing Your Cat to Japan: Important Things to Consider and Import Procedure

Making the big move to Japan but not wanting to leave your beloved cat behind? In this article, we cover all you need to know about bringing your cat to Japan. From a handy checklist of things to cons...

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Get Your Cat Fix with Anime About Cats

Header Image: ©こなみかなた・講談社/こねこのチー製作委員会 Not sure what to watch next in your long list of planned to watch anime? Why not something about cats? In this article, we introduce anime about cats,...

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How to Write a Thank You Card or Message in Japanese (with Example Phrases!)

There are many opportunities to write thank you messages - whether in thank you cards or cards for other occasions including birthdays, after someone does you a favor, and so on. Make sure you know ho...

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Nekomata & Bakeneko, The Mystical Cat Demons of Japan and Anime Featuring Cat Yokai

Discover the world of Yokai with our article focusing on Japan’s demonic cats Kaibyo. Introducing the most famous of cat Yokai, the two tailed beast Nekomata, Bakeneko, and some other cat Yokai ...

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How to Say You're Welcome in Japanese - Don’t Default to Douitashimashite!

Most people know how to say thank you in Japanese, but do you know how to say “You’re welcome”? And is the phrase most commonly translated as you’re welcome - douitashimashite ...

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Top 10 Popular Cat Names in Japan (2022 Ranking) & Cutest Japanese Cat Names to Name Your Furry Feline

Header Image: © 2005-2022 STUDIO GHIBLI Inc. Cats are a favourite when it comes to pet options in Japan. Compact, low maintenance, and quiet, they make for great life companions. So, what na...

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How to say “Thank you for coming” and “Thank you for inviting me” in Japanese

In a culture of valuing hospitality, it’s important to know how to express gratitude whether you are the host or the guest. Learn how to say “Thank you for coming” and “Thank y...

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Bring Fortune Into Your Life with Japan’s Maneki Neko: Uncover the Lucky Cat’s Meaning - Colours, Accessories, Paws

In this article, we explain everything there is to know about Japan’s beloved fortune bringing cat statues. From the legends pointing to the cat’s origins, what cat breed the maneki neko i...

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