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The Japanese Silver Week, a Rare Five-Day Break

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on September 21, 2016

You might have heard of the Silver Week (シルバーウィーク), an expression coined in 2009, referring to 3 consecutive Japanese national holidays in early autumn. But did you know that the J...

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How to Use your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote

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on September 16, 2016

If you’ve travelled to Japan during the summer, we bet you probably had some difficulty figuring out how your Japanese air conditioner remote works. Picture this scene: you f...

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Japanese Grammar: How To Use rashii, mitai and poi?

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on September 5, 2016

More than once, a Japanese learner will struggle over some grammar points. Among the tricky suffixes, rashii, mitai and poi have confused our students more than once as they convey...

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Quick guide: Japanese words for computers

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on August 19, 2016

How often do you use your computer? If you’re learning Japanese, it’s helpful to know some computer-related vocabulary. These ones are pretty easy since a lot of them c...

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How to go to the doctor in Japan?

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on August 16, 2016

Have you been to the doctor in Japan? Are you afraid not to be able to explain your condition in Japanese? Being sick in Japan is one stressful experience if you are not...

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A Perfect Japanese Word For August: Kakigori

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on August 15, 2016

Are you wondering how to beat the Japanese summer heat? Indulge yourself with a refreshing kakigori a shaved or crushed ice dessert flavored with syrup and other delicious toping! ...

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Obon, A Japanese Tradition Honoring The Ancestors’ Spirits

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on August 12, 2016

Have you heard about the 500 years old Japanese tradition called obon? Very similar to the Western Halloween, this holiday is called the Festival of the Dead and is one...

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13 Japanese Chopsticks Taboos You Should Know About

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on July 28, 2016

Japanese chopsticks taboos. We tell you everything you need to know! We know very well that using Japanese chopsticks is quite a challenge at first. However, with a bit of practice...

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Japanese Beautiful Expressions: Ittekimasu, Itterasshai, Tadaima, Okaerinasai

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on July 20, 2016

– Ittekimasu! – Itterasshai! … – Tadaima! – Okaeri! If you are in love with Japanese culture, hearing those phrases will make you smile as they symbol...

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The meaning behind Itadakimasu and Gochisousamadesu!

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on July 4, 2016

Ever wondered about the meaning of the most important Japanese expressions for meal? Clapping hands together. “Itadakimasu!” This is an aspect of the Japanese culture which is well...

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