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10 Things to do During Summer in Japan

We have officially entered August, the hottest month in Japan, and whether you’re looking to escape the heat or soak up more sunshine, we have just the list of activities to make your summer in Japan unforgettable. Table of Contents 1. Visit Kanagawa’s island getaway, Enoshima With summer in Japan being as hot as it […]
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New Iidabashi JLPT 3-month Prep Courses

There’s just a few months left before the next JLPT test, are you prepared?!  You only get one chance to ace the JLPT. The test environment itself might have low quality speakers – or a distracting atmosphere with so many students. Preparing to take the test is much different than simply learning what we will […]
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10 Hike Alternatives to Mount Fuji

Whether you’re a seasoned climber seeking a challenging new hike or a nature lover craving serene escapes, these alternatives to Mount Fuji promise unforgettable outdoor experiences in Japan. Japan is known for its beautiful mountain ranges and nature, hence its become more and more famous among mountain climbers. The most well-known destination is unarguably Mount […]
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Does Learning Japanese with Anime Work?

Unfortunately, nonte of us are omniscient like Saiki K. (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.), which means that we have to study hard to get better at Japanese. Or do we? Some people say they learned Japanese by watching anime, which seems like a dream come true! This tactic has become one of Japanese students’ […]
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What is the JLPT and Should You Take It?

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a crucial stepping stone on your language-learning journey. So should you take it?
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How Much Can You Earn in Japan? 2023 Salary Guide

Are Japanese workers compensated fairly for their contributions? Well, you've come to the right place to start your research. 
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Things to Do in Tokyo to Avoid Tourist Traps

In 2021, Japan ranked number one on the Travel and Tourism Development Index (World Economic Forum). With an abundance of history, culture, and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s really no wonder why. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Tokyo can be an overwhelming place to navigate, especially when trying to uncover the city’s hidden […]
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The Ultimate Checklist: What to Bring to the JLPT Test Center

Let's dive in and make sure you're fully prepared and equipped to ace the JLPT!
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The Best Way to Learn Kanji (Effectively) in 8 Steps

If you’re learning Japanese, you’ve probably heard of kanji — those intricate characters that make up a significant part of the written language. But with over 50,000 kanji characters in existence, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder if you’ll ever be able to read and write kanji. The good news is, you don’t need […]
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From Budget-Friendly to Luxury: Where to Stay in Tokyo

Tokyo is a big city and it can be overwhelming to choose where to stay especially if you travel to the city for the first time. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, finding the perfect place to stay can make all the difference in your trip.  One of the most important things […]
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26 Things You Should Not Do in Japan

Japanese people are known for being well-mannered and Japan’s society as a whole is famous for its etiquette, high-level of customer service, and polite people. But while Japanese people are non-confrontational, there are a set of “unwritten rules” that people expect you to follow. These rules are considered common sense and one of the reasons […]
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17 Cool Toilets in Shibuya: Tokyo Toilet Project

The Tokyo Toilet Project is all about innovative design, with each toilet in Shibuya being created by a different designer or architect.
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