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Investment in Japan: Is 2022 a Great Time to Invest?

In this guest post, Tyson Batino, host of the Scaling Japan podcast, weighs in on his opinions on investment opportunities in the Japanese market for foreign residents and non-residents of Japan.
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Why けど (Kedo) and が (Ga) Doesn’t Just Mean “But”

The conjunctive particle けど is interchangeable with the particle が and has a similar meaning to the English word “but” or “even though”. However, Japanese people like to put けど (kedo) at the end of sentences to sound less confrontational and polite.
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Yokohama Guide: 10 Things to Do Around Minato Mirai 21

What's to see in Yokohama's Minato Mirai? From sightseeing from the Landmark Tower to taking a gondola right in the Cosmo World Ferris Wheel, check out all the fun things to do at Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21.
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9 Bilingual Recruitment Agencies in Japan

Job Hunting has always been a bit of a pain. But what if you could get someone to do everything for you? That's where recruitment agencies come in.
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Working Holiday Visa for Short-term Language Students in Japan Through ERFS

Learn how Coto Academy can be your sponsor for the ERFS if you want to come to Japan for a short-term stay.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Japanese Language Exchange

Language exchanges can be a powerful tool to improve your Japanese communication skill. Check out the common pitfalls to get the best conversation with your Japanese language exchange partner.
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10 Trusted Job Hunting Websites in Japan

Looking for jobs in Japan? Start your job hunting process and find other career opportunities in different positions and industries by checking out these top job sites in Japan!
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How to Use Kawaii (かわいい): Japan’s Obsession with Cuteness

You've probably heard of the Japanese word kawaii, which means lovely, charming, cute and adorable. but what is the kawaii culture, and how does one become kawaii? How do you use かわいい?
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What is ERFS? 2022 Guide to Short-term Visa for Foreigners in Japan

New border measures from June 2022: Through the new ERFS system, you can now apply for short-term stays for tourism and business for new entry to Japan. Your receiving organization will issue an ERFS certificate for your visa application.
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20 Japanese Manga Available in English

Thanks to its growing popularity over the past decades, non-Japanese readers can enjoy classic and lesser-known manga in English.
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Marine Day (海の日): How and Why Japan Pay Homage to the Oceans

Japan is the only nation to have a public holiday dedicated to the oceans. So, why is Marine Day important and how can we all celebrate it together?
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JLPT Alternatives to (Still) Test Your Japanese

Although JLPT is the de facto standard, it's only held twice a year. This got us thinking: what are the other alternatives to officially prove our Japanese?
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