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31Sun 2019

How to Keep on Track on Studying Japanese

If you made it this far, Congratulations! You are now settled in Japan with a part time job and studying everyday for the next 1-2 years of your life. Imagine this will be your routine from now on. Remember not

1Fri 2017

Japanese Food “Oden” – Fall and Winter Favorites

This week’s weather was quite warm for November, but when it is a little bit colder, everyone starts thinking about eating something hot, like “oden“, or going to Japanese onsen, or simply putting on something warm and getting under a

31Sat 2016

Oshôgatsu: New Year in Japan

Here is a guide to know (almost) everything about Oshôgatsu (お正月), the Japanese new year – a very important time in Japan. As you will see, the weight of Tradition is particularly strong during this period.
Before Oshôgatsu, here is the

15Fri 2016

Can you Eat with Chopsticks?

One comment that all gaikokujin have heard in Japan is: “Wow, you can use chopsticks! Sugoi! (すごい)! ” (here “Sugoi” means “Terrific”).
Is this the expression of Japanese kindness or is it second degree humor? We tend to think it is the former. One