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The Meaning of Genki: Going Way Beyond "O Genki Desu Ka? Hai, Genki Desu."
Start using the word "genki" the way the Japanese use it.
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July 10, 2018
New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018
Renting Middle-Aged Japanese Men
Fun: A Review of Ossan Rental
Studio Crown: Cosplay, Then Walk the Streets of Akihabara as an Otaku God
Yasashii Shufu: Cosplaying-Along with a Rental Ossan
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Coworking Spaces in Japan: Nomad Cafes and Places Get Work Done
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Omocha-kun: Our Anthem Singing, Puppet-Wielding Ossan Rental
Puppets, wigs, and national anthems
Hanachan: A Drinking Place I Love But Can’t Recommend
It’s like the Netflix show *Midnight Diner* come to life
Nakagin Capsule Tower: Retro Future Living Space
An entire apartment complex made of 140 individual capsules
Umebachiya: Real Veggies, Real Sweet, Real Edo Style
One of the last places in Japan you can get candied vegetables made the way they did it in the Edo period.
Chotto: A Little Word with a Lot of Ambiguity
Seven meanings, one word, all cop
How to Make a Reservation in Japanese
Make that reservation in Japanese, reservation-free
Park Hotel Tokyo: Where Each Room is a Work of Art
What if your hotel room was a museum and you could sleep inside?
On the Marks: A Kawasaki Hotel for Hip Youths and Business Travelers
This place has everything a human needs: craft beer, curry, and beds
Here are Your Options for Getting Internet in Japan
How Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics by keeping you connected
ili Handheld Translator Device: Our Hands-On, In-Japan Review
Translate Japanese, no Internet required
Pocketalk Handheld Translator Device: Reviewing it, and Using it in Japan
Japanese translation in the palm of your hand
A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation: Sounds, Words, and Sentences
Who knew glottal fricatives and voiced alveolar nasal stops could be so rewarding?
Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs
It’s time for you to 覚え込む some Japanese grammar
New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2018
This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese
We Rented a NEET: Someone Who is "Not in Education, Employment, or Training."
If she gets paid for being a NEET, is she still a NEET, though?
ChouChou POPON: The Tokyo Bar Filled with Model Trains
The tiny plastic fantasy land for train-loving alcoholics
Nanachōme Kyōboshi: Ginza's Famous $400 Tempura
We bankrupted Tofugu, but it was worth it in the end
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese and How To Use Them
Never mix them up again!
Ristorante Massa: The Iron Chef Italian Restaurant
Does Kōbe Masahiko’s restaurant cuisine reign supreme?
Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden: Radical Reptiles and Gnarly Nanners
Bananas are truly in trouble, and we must all come together to save them. If we don't, places like this will no longer exist, or it'll just be a bunch of alligators and nothing else.