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Tofugu's Kanji Knowledge Database
Learn everything we know about kanji so you can learn every kanji there is to know
Kobun: Classical Japanese
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Why Chibi Is So Cute and Offensive
The origins, the offensive, and the otaku
How to Install a Japanese Keyboard
On Apple, Windows, Computers, Phones, You name it!
Wabi-Sabi and Understanding Japan
A philosophy and aesthetic as worldview
27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More
Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.
The 10 Best Japanese Horror Films
Tofugu handpicks the very best of Japan's horror cinema
「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」！？
Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami
The inventions that you could almost see yourself using...almost.
The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu
Yet another hiragana chart to put on your bathroom wall
Japanese Sign Language and Being Deaf in Japan
Improve your Japanese and learn something new at the same time!
Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype
Also kuudere, dandere, yandere, and every other type of ~dere
Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work
An tasty art/story book by Japanese artist Naoshi
The Definitive Genki Textbook Review
The quintessential review for the quintessential Japanese textbook
Bowing in Japan
Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to bow, and how not to bow, in Japan.
Japanese Bows: The Senrei
aka The "graceful greeting without getting up" bow
Japanese Bows: The Futsurei / Keirei
aka The "bowing to people with the power to make or break your life" bow.
Japanese Bows: The Eshaku
Your "hello neighborhood acquaintence" bow
Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read'
I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.
Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide
Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing
Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest
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