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    Aya is an illustrator for Tofugu. Though she spends most of her time drawing for articles, she often helps out making graphics and illustrations over at WaniKani and TextFugu. When she's not sending Koichi creepy Gerry Alanguilan gifs and squealing at everyone over alpacas, she loves kendo and yells a lot about Japanese baseball. Matt Cain.

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    2016-12-06 Womansword
    2016-11-25 Tsujigiri: A Japanese word you don't see in other languages
    2016-11-22 Thanksgiving in Japan?
    2016-11-15 Tengu: The Japanese Demon That's Basically a Mini-God
    2016-11-11 Pocky Day: Celebrating Japan's Favorite Stick Snack
    2016-11-01 Making Your JET Program Recontracting Decision
    2016-10-25 The 13 Best Japanese Horror Films
    2016-10-18 Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns
    2016-10-11 Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide
    2016-10-04 The JET Program Senpai Triple Interview Throwdown
    2016-09-27 English Bulletin Board Ideas for JET Program ALTs
    2016-09-20 The Meaning of Itadakimasu
    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction
    2016-09-06 Japan’s Doujinshi Culture Of Creativity Through Theft
    2016-08-30 26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know
    2016-08-16 Higuchi Ichiyō: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2016-07-07 Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design
    2016-06-06 How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being Otaku
    2016-05-10 How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!)
    2016-04-25 Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive
    2016-04-18 How to Install a Japanese Keyboard
    2016-04-11 Wabi-Sabi and Understanding Japan
    2016-04-05 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More
    2016-03-21 「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!?
    2016-03-14 Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami
    2016-03-07 The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu
    2016-03-02 Japanese Sign Language and Being Deaf in Japan
    2015-11-24 Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype
    2015-10-23 Bowing in Japan
    2015-10-15 Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read'
    2015-10-13 Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide
    2015-10-08 Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest
    2015-10-06 Meet The World's Only Hamburger Idol Group: Hamburgirl Z
    2015-10-02 Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone?
    2015-09-30 The Gay of the Samurai
    2015-09-22 The Day I Met a Japanese Superhero
    2015-09-04 The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources
    2015-09-03 The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs
    2015-09-01 I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It)
    2015-08-31 Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes
    2015-08-28 Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them
    2015-08-26 20 Differences Between Japanese and Western Schools
    2015-08-20 Plataku - The Takara Tomy Plarail Cafe Full of Trains
    2015-08-19 JET Program Survival Resources
    2015-08-15 The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week
    2015-08-14 Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles
    2015-08-13 How Monster Strike Conquered Japanese Mobile Gaming
    2015-08-11 Your Japanese Weak Point
    2015-08-07 The Unique Weapons of Ancient Japan
    2015-08-05 Umbrellas in Japan
    2015-08-03 JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success
    2015-07-30 Kaihou Souko: The Massive Japanese Secondhand Warehouse
    2015-07-29 4 Foreigners in Traditional Japanese Roles
    2015-07-27 The Daily Life of the Japanese Housewife
    2015-07-24 How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Japan
    2015-07-21 Huis Ten Bosch, The Dutch Theme Park in Japan
    2015-07-20 Interview with Chiptune Musician TORIENA
    2015-07-17 What the Japanese Royal Family Can Learn from Prince William’s Japan Trip
    2015-07-15 Ekiben! Japanese Food on Japanese Trains and Beyond
    2015-07-13 Questioning Japanese Creativity: Is Japan Really Creative?
    2015-07-08 Navigating Roppongi's Nightlife
    2015-07-06 Queen Himiko: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2015-07-03 A Japanese Citizen Studying "Abroad" in Her Own Country
    2015-07-02 Tonkatsu Shimizu, Kyoto's Rakugaki Bar
    2015-07-01 Anime's Great Deception – The Difference Between Anime and Cartoons
    2015-06-29 Ashigaru – Japan's Overlooked And Underappreciated Warriors
    2015-06-27 Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome
    2015-06-25 The Butsudan Alter Drive-Thru
    2015-06-24 What Is a Butsudan? And Why Are People Paying $630,000 for Them?
    2015-06-23 Jet Program Culture Shock
    2015-06-22 The Books Behind Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Films
    2015-06-18 Emoji – Japan’s Talking Pictures
    2015-06-17 Go to (Japanese) Hells!
    2015-06-16 Kappa: Japan's Aquatic, Cucumber-Loving, Booty-Obsessed Yokai
    2015-06-15 What To Do After Arriving in Japan on the JET Program: A Checklist
    2015-06-13 The Kinugawa Robot Sex Museum
    2015-06-10 How To Pack For JET
    2015-06-09 The Secret Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gundam – And Other Stories
    2015-06-05 The Post JET Acceptance Checklist
    2015-06-03 Inside the Japanese TV Industry: An Interview with a TV Salarywoman
    2015-05-29 The Other Side: What Do Japanese College Students Think of English?
    2015-05-28 Tokushima Ramen Festival
    2015-05-27 Cats in Japanese Art - Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Felines
    2015-05-25 How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay
    2015-05-22 Japanese Mushrooms: An Umamitastic World of Endless Flavor
    2015-05-21 A Day in the Life of a Japanese Monk
    2015-05-20 The Fabulous World of Japanese Socks!
    2015-05-19 How to Apply for the JET Program
    2015-05-15 Rice Cooker History, Features, Futures, and More
    2015-05-11 What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity
    2015-05-08 25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To)
    2015-05-06 Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy
    2015-05-04 Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa
    2015-05-01 Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game
    2015-04-29 The Dragon Ball Training Guide to Self-Improvement
    2015-04-27 A Tour of Shueisha, Japan's Largest Manga Publisher
    2015-04-22 Japanese Civic Duty: A Look at the Responsibility of 日本
    2015-04-20 Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival
    2015-04-17 Getting Started with Hokkaido Dialect
    2015-04-15 Safety in Japan: Staying Alert in the World's 'Safest' Country
    2015-04-13 Interview with Araki Joh, the Best Selling Writer of Japan's Most Intoxicating Manga
    2015-04-09 Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery and Museum
    2015-04-08 How to Learn Japanese from Songs
    2015-04-07 Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary and Idioms
    2015-04-03 Katsuobushi, The Dried Fermented Fish Rock That's in Almost Every Japanese Dish You've Ever Eaten
    2015-04-01 One Foreigner's Story of Becoming a Father in Japan
    2015-03-30 Learning Japanese from Kid's Anime
    2015-03-26 The Osaka Highway That Lives in a Skyscraper
    2015-03-25 Examining the Japanese Work Ethic
    2015-03-23 Story in my Hands – GAKUTEN Artist Spotlight
    2015-03-17 Interview with Japanese Let's Play Gamers Anijya and Otojya
    2015-03-16 Nihongo Sō-Matome
    2015-03-13 Japanese Loanword Phonology
    2015-03-11 The Meaning Of 国
    2015-03-09 Japanese Smoking Manners Posters
    2015-03-06 Why the Japanese Countryside Is Emptying
    2015-03-04 Choosing the Best Yokai Books for You
    2015-02-25 The Power of Japanese Math
    2015-02-23 The Ghibli Dictionary: Learning Japanese from Ghibli Films
    2015-02-20 Don't Get Sued! Libel, Slander, and Defamation Laws in Japan
    2015-02-19 Let's Nabe! A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Hot Pot Cooking
    2015-02-18 How to View Japanese Swords
    2015-02-16 Japan's Wild Boar Problem
    2015-02-13 Tokyo Travel Tips for the Neurotic
    2015-02-12 The Wonderful World of Kaomoji
    2015-02-11 Japan’s Sacrificial Lamb – The Okinawa Military Base Controversy
    2015-02-10 JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing
    2015-02-06 Japonism: How Japan Shaped Modern Art
    2015-02-05 Hiroaki Sato's Legends of the Samurai
    2015-02-02 Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight?
    2015-01-30 Tanuki: The Canine Yokai with Gigantic Balls
    2015-01-28 Interview with Ken Taya, aka Enfu, the Master of Japanamericana
    2015-01-26 Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese
    2015-01-21 Surviving Japan's Medical System
    2015-01-19 Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara: The Death of Yakuza Cinema
    2015-01-16 Japanese Horror Fiction: Emotions Unearthed
    2015-01-15 Great Teacher Onizuka Drama (2012)
    2015-01-14 Japan’s Dependence on China’s Unsafe Food
    2015-01-12 Michi No Eki: Japanese Stamp Rally in Hokkaido
    2015-01-08 Christians in Kyushu: A History
    2015-01-06 Amezaiku: Japanese Candy Creatures Born from Sugar and Fire
    2014-12-19 Brian Ashcraft: A Scholar of Japanese Schoolgirls Studies
    2014-12-17 An Exclusive Interview with the Seikan Tunnel Stations
    2014-12-15 Wined, Dined, Brined, and Intestined: Acquiring a Taste for Japanese Delicacies
    2014-12-10 Spiders in Japan: The Tiniest Kaiju
    2014-12-09 Influent: The Virtual Language Memory Palace
    2014-12-08 Bushido: Way of Total Bullshit
    2014-12-04 Beauty is in the Language of the Beholder
    2014-12-02 Atari, Hane, and Monkey Jumps
    2014-12-01 Megane Culture: Japan’s Love Affair with Glasses
    2014-11-21 Rascal’s Secret Plan: the Raccoon Invasion of Japan
    2014-11-18 How to Find The Kanji Radical
    2014-11-17 The Unwritten Rules Of Job-Hunting In Japan
    2014-11-13 Invasion of the Species
    2014-11-11 Halloween in Japan
    2014-11-10 A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar
    2014-11-04 How to Find a Job in Japan as a Foreign Exchange Student
    2014-10-31 Who’s that Pokémon? Yōkai Edition!
    2014-10-30 The Skeletal Structure of Japanese Horror Fiction
    2014-10-28 Over a Thousand Years of Service: Japan’s Oldest Businesses Reign Supreme(ly Old)
    2014-10-27 Wasei Eigo
    2014-10-24 Japanese Seaweed!
    2014-10-21 Shunga: Japan's Ancient Erotica
    2014-10-20 The Life Of A Junior High Night School Teacher
    2014-10-17 The Minabe-Cho Government And The Rise Of Umeboshi Fascism
    2014-10-16 Japanese Legal Loopholes
    2014-10-15 Japan's Three Climates
    2014-10-10 Ono no Komachi and The Standard of Japanese Female Beauty
    2014-10-09 Japan's Garbage Disposal System Explained
    2014-10-08 Yakan Chuugaku: The Japanese Night Time Junior High Where The Uneducated Learn To Read Good
    2014-10-07 The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator
    2014-10-06 How to Spice up Your ALT Lessons with the Nine Intelligences
    2014-10-02 10 Not-Japanese Foods Lost in Translation
    2014-10-01 Kamaboko - A Pureed Fish Cake Fit For Celebration
    2014-09-30 How to be a Japanese Translator with Susanna Fessler
    2014-09-26 Bishounen
    2014-09-25 An Interview with Medama-Sensei
    2014-09-24 The Japanese Name Satou And Its Rise To #1
    2014-09-23 How to be a Japanese Translator with Jonathan Lloyd-Davies
    2014-09-19 Abenomics 3 Arrows Explained
    2014-09-18 Interiew with Japanese Ghost Expert Zack Davisson
    2014-09-16 How to be a Japanese Translator with Jocelyne Allen
    2014-09-15 The Island In-between
    2014-09-12 The Cicadas' Song
    2014-09-11 Komainu: The History of Japan’s Mythical Lion Dogs
    2014-09-10 A Long History of Japanese Names
    2014-09-09 Kitsune: The Divine/Evil Fox Yokai
    2014-09-08 The Delicious Road: a Japanese Dessert Journey
    2014-09-05 Becoming a Child in Japan
    2014-09-04 Top 10 REAL Pokemon You Can Find in Japan!
    2014-09-03 Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-09-03 How "Cow Poop" Became A Real-Life Japanese Family Name
    2014-09-02 Origami for Kids
    2014-09-01 The Road to Understanding Japanese Pottery
    2014-08-28 Ghibli’s Uncertain Future, Post-Miyazaki
    2014-08-27 Onigiri: The Rice Ball
    2014-08-26 Murasaki Shikibu: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2014-08-25 Weird Kanji
    2014-08-19 Yakushima: Shiratani Unsuikyo
    2014-08-19 Gaming To Learn Japanese
    2014-08-15 Peace and Japan
    2014-08-14 Let's All Get NAKED! Onsen and Body Image
    2014-08-13 The Ryukyu King And His Fantastic 1-Year-Long Parade
    2014-08-12 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives
    2014-08-11 The Social History of Ramen
    2014-08-08 Ryan Vandendyck: What It's Like To Localize Games To And From Japan
    2014-08-07 Five Ways To Experience Japan Without Leaving Home
    2014-08-06 Kato Kiyomasa and the Hosokawa
    2014-08-05 A Crash Course in Japanese Poetry
    2014-08-04 Namahage: Akita’s New Year’s Ogre
    2014-07-30 Takahiro Hotta - The Samurai Actor That Has Killed 10,000 People
    2014-07-29 How To Shoot A Samurai Film
    2014-07-28 Mastering the ALT Self-Intro Class
    2014-07-25 Surviving Sports Festival
    2014-07-24 Top Ten Real Life Kaiju of Japan
    2014-07-22 Traveling The Hidden Spots Of Japan With MATCHA
    2014-07-18 Gotta Catch 'Em All: Karuta!
    2014-07-17 Mimikaki: Ear Cleaning and Romance in Japan
    2014-07-16 Takarazuka's Crossdressing Starlets
    2014-07-15 The Many Japanese Calendars
    2014-07-11 Is Japan Really Conservative?
    2014-07-10 More Than Gaijin
    2014-07-09 Meet the Ogasawara Islands!
    2014-07-08 An Exclusive Interview with Matt Alt
    2014-07-07 Interview About Lang-8's New Service: HiNative
    2014-07-03 Noboru Iguchi: Master of Movie Mayhem
    2014-07-02 Rice: The Crop That Sparked the Tokugawa Miracle
    2014-07-01 Mr. Heavy Metal: An Interview with Marty Friedman
    2014-06-30 Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-06-30 Special Education on Japanese Special Education
    2014-06-26 Kobun (Classical Japanese) - Old Kana
    2014-06-25 Omamori: Protecting Yourself in Little Ways
    2014-06-24 Why Japan Laughs At Zombies
    2014-06-23 The Culture of Less Is More
    2014-06-19 City Life Outside Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto
    2014-06-18 All About Hikikomori
    2014-06-17 Unagi: Delicious Past and Dim Future
    2014-06-16 HELP! I Don't Know How to ALT!
    2014-06-13 Better Than Pokémon!?
    2014-06-12 Tomoe Gozen: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2014-06-11 Making Traditional Tenugui With Cloth Artisan Takimoto Somesho
    2014-06-10 Three Times Mighty Nintendo Sold Out
    2014-06-06 5 Things To Know About Suicide In Japan
    2014-06-05 The Empire Built On Egg Shells
    2014-06-04 TanKuma - Raw Egg On Rice Restaurant
    2014-06-04 Raw Egg On Rice Is A Japanese Feast
    2014-06-03 Godzilla Behind the Scenes
    2014-06-02 A Beginner’s Guide to Shōchū
    2014-05-29 Japan’s Solar Revolution
    2014-05-28 Kobun (Classical Japanese) & Honorifics
    2014-05-27 Shopping in Tokyo - A Shopaholic's Guide
    2014-05-26 How to Care for Your Beetle
    2014-05-23 Is That A Marimo In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
    2014-05-21 Being Fat in Japan
    2014-05-19 Where to Find Nuts in Japan
    2014-05-15 Sampuru: Japanese Food Models
    2014-05-13 How To Speak Beautiful Japanese
    2014-05-12 Mining For Japanese Gold
    2014-05-09 Shinto Tropes for Otaku Folks
    2014-05-07 Tenugui: A Cloth Without Limits
    2014-05-06 How to Get your Japanese Driver's License
    2014-05-05 Sailor Moon: Positive Female Role Model Since 1992
    2014-04-30 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Japan Edition
    2014-04-29 Coffee In Japan: 120 Years Of Mornings
    2014-04-28 Forget Pet Rocks, Cultivate Your Own Rock Garden
    2014-04-25 How Japanese Black Companies Oppress Workers and Ruin Lives
    2014-04-24 Taijin Kyofusho - A Very "Japanese" Social Anxiety
    2014-04-21 The Mindset of Japanese Arguments
    2014-04-18 The Ultimate Guide To Pooping In Japan
    2014-04-16 The Yuta, The Noro, And The “Okinawan Witch Trials”
    2014-04-15 The Art Of Social Warfare In The Japanese Workplace
    2014-04-14 Hidden No More
    2014-04-11 Waging Epic Battle With Japanese Tops and Beigoma
    2014-04-10 Kawaii Japanese Food Characters
    2014-04-09 Anime Before It Was "Anime"
    2014-04-03 Kobun (Classical Japanese) - Adjectives & Musubi
    2014-04-02 Hafu: Japan's Obsession with Mixed-Race People
    2014-03-28 Japanese Syllable Structure and the Past Tense of Verbs
    2014-03-27 Why Japan No Longer Dominates The Video Game Industry
    2014-03-26 Send Your Stuffed Animals on a Tour of Japan so You Don't Have To
    2014-03-25 Ways To Save Money While Living In Japan
    2014-03-24 Planning your Second Trip to Japan
    2014-03-18 Kobun (Classical Japanese) and How To Use Helper Verbs
    2014-03-17 What to Do When You're Placed in a Bad School
    2014-03-14 Akira Haraguchi and His Method for Memorizing 100,000 Digits of Pi
    2014-03-13 Pitfalls and Problems with Japanese Education
    2014-03-11 The Picturesque Bento Art Of Hige-Man Ume-Chan
    2014-03-10 Kobun (Classical Japanese) Verbs & How To Use Them
    2014-03-06 Narita Airport's Troubled Past
    2014-03-04 Why Japanese Education Succeeds
    2014-02-27 Some Thoughts About Japan's Internationalization
    2014-02-26 Japan's Obsession With Food And Drama
    2014-02-21 A Man With A Mustache In A Country Without Facial Hair
    2014-02-20 Of Lies And Sushi
    2014-02-19 Kansai vs. Kanto: Can't We All Just Get Along?
    2014-02-17 Nishinari
    2014-02-14 The 7 Different Ways to Learn Kanji (As I See It)
    2014-02-13 Why Japan Historically Hates Mustaches (And All Other Facial Hair Too)
    2014-02-12 An Introduction To Reading Kobun (Classical Japanese)
    2014-02-11 The Secret World Of Kisha Clubs And Japanese Newspapers
    2014-02-10 The Science Of Kawaii
    2014-02-07 Japanese Super Sentai vs American Power Rangers: A Look Back
    2014-02-06 The Real Japanese Monk's Guide To Buddhism In Japan
    2014-02-05 しか、さえ、and すら: Three Japanaese Particles That Are Easily Confused
    2014-02-05 Rendaku aka "Sequential Voicing"
    2014-02-05 How To Guess A Kanji's Stroke Order
    2014-02-05 Japanese Gendered Language
    2014-02-05 How To Count Anything In Japanese
    2014-02-04 Signals Japan Uses to Tell You Your Day is Over
    2014-02-03 Wasabi: More than that Little Green Tube
    2014-01-30 Japanese Body Language And Gestures
    2014-01-28 Thank you. Don't Touch My Mustache.
    2014-01-27 The New (And Dying) Japanimerican Film Industry
    2014-01-24 Rent-A-Gaijin For All Your Temporary Gaijin Needs
    2014-01-22 The 3 Types of Foreign Students in Japanese Schools
    2014-01-21 Japanese Girls Are The Best
    2014-01-17 Learning Japanese Through Cooking
    2014-01-16 A Dog’s Life, Japan
    2014-01-15 Lars Martinson: Tofugu Talks To The Creator of Tonoharu
    2014-01-14 Learning Japanese During Your Study Abroad
    2014-01-13 The Monbukagakusho Scholarship And How To Go Study In Japan
    2014-01-10 What Miyazaki's New Film May Be Trying To Say About Japan Today
    2014-01-07 Nasubi, The Naked Eggplant-Man Who Lived Off Sweepstakes
    2014-01-06 Japan, Capybaras, and Me: A Love Story
    2013-12-23 How To Celebrate Christmas In Japan
    2013-12-19 The Art of Proposing To A Japanese Girl
    2013-12-18 Captain Tsubasa and the Rise of Japanese Soccer
    2013-12-17 Japanese College: The Spring Break of Life
    2013-12-13 The Search For Japan's #1 Symbol
    2013-12-12 8 Little Things You Can Do To Improve Your Japanese
    2013-12-11 How I Played the Foreign Tourist on Japanese TV
    2013-12-09 The Secret Behind Hello Kitty's Blank Face
    2013-12-06 Betsubara: Japanese Science Proves There's Always Room for Dessert
    2013-12-05 Knitting For Jizo
    2013-12-03 Why You Should Come to Japan for College
    2013-12-02 How To Import Japanese Video Games
    2013-11-27 The Kikokushijo Dilemma: Growing Up Abroad As A Japanese Kid
    2013-11-26 The Top Three Japanese Memes of 2013
    2013-11-25 Hiroshi Yamauchi: The Very Non-Whimsical Willy Wonka Of Nintendo
    2013-11-22 Stupid Women Are WonderFool in Japan?
    2013-11-18 Asian, but Not Japanese, In Japan
    2013-11-15 What Sadako Taught Me About Love
    2013-11-12 Let's Talk About Japanese Cram School
    2013-11-11 Japanese Exercise Equipment Gets Your Face in Shape
    2013-11-08 The Ainu
    2013-11-05 What It's Like To Be A Half Japanese Kid In Japanese School
    2013-11-01 How To Celebrate A Japanese Birthday
    2013-10-30 What It's Like To Date An Anime Character
    2013-10-25 Should Men or Women Pay for the Date in Japan?
    2013-10-24 Sorry for Saying Thank You
    2013-10-23 Kokuhaku: Japan's "Love Confessing" Culture
    2013-10-22 What It's Like Dating A Japanese Guy
    2013-10-21 Godfather of Anime, Osamu Tezuka
    2013-10-18 Dating A Foreigner (From a Japanese Perspective)
    2013-10-17 Hamigaki: The Art Of Japanese Tooth Brushing
    2013-10-16 What It's Like Dating A Japanese Girl
    2013-10-11 How To Avoid (Or Even Find) A Stigmatized Property In Japan
    2013-10-10 Five Fun Activities to Improve Your Fluency in Japanese
    2013-10-09 Japanese Soy Beans
    2013-10-02 A Basic Intro To Taiko And Why It's Awesome
    2013-09-30 How To Gain Free Time and Be More Productive
    2013-09-26 The Forgotten Dynasty Of The Ryukyu Islands
    2013-09-25 What I Learned About Learning Japanese From Spending 3 Weeks In Taiwan
    2013-09-24 How To Be PeraPera
    2013-09-23 How to Find a Job in Japan
    2013-09-20 The Reason I Don't Want to Dye My Hair Black Again
    2013-09-18 The Wonders of Washi Tape
    2013-09-17 Staying Motivated: Tricking Your Brain
    2013-09-16 Meowth and Why He Loves Koban Coins
    2013-09-13 Keigo: The Importance of Politness in Japanese
    2013-09-12 The Traditional Colors of Japan
    2013-09-11 How To Take Part In Japan's Year-Round Gift Giving Culture
    2013-09-10 Staying Motivated: A Habit Is Formed
    2013-09-06 Joshi-Mane: Female Manager Sensation in Japan
    2013-09-04 Ch-ch-ch-Chocolate
    2013-09-03 Staying Motivated: Setting Stakes
    2013-09-02 Unearthing the Mysteries of Japanese Chopsticks
    2013-08-30 The Curse Of Ghibli
    2013-08-29 Summer: Japan’s Ghost Season
    2013-08-27 Mt. Fuji, The Ticking Timebomb
    2013-08-23 Did Nara’s Giant Buddha Statue Prevent A 7.8 Earthquake?
    2013-08-20 How NOT To Host A Japanese Exchange Student
    2013-08-15 My Conspiracy Theory Nut Neighbor, Totoro
    2013-08-13 A Starter's Guide to Enjoying Summer Festivals in Japan
    2013-08-09 My Japanese Education
    2013-08-07 Gyaru-go
    2013-08-06 Senkaku Islands - The CIA Perspective
    2013-08-02 The "Minimum Effective Dose" Of Learning Japanese
    2013-08-01 10 Horrifying Insects That Will Keep You Away from Japan
    2013-07-31 Kotoba Asobi
    2013-07-30 Everybody Makes Embarassing Language Mistakes
    2013-07-29 Tanaka Hisashige
    2013-07-26 What Japanese Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up
    2013-07-25 Japanese: The Borrower Language
    2013-07-22 Why Japanese Toilets Are Failing In America
    2013-07-19 The Difficulty of Names
    2013-07-17 Why I Don't Give Up My Seat On The Train
    2013-07-16 What's In A Japanese Woman's Purse? Let's Look Inside!
    2013-07-11 The Japanese Particle ね
    2013-07-09 An Introduction To Basic Japanese Slang
    2013-07-02 Communicating Without Talking
    2013-06-28 Making Friends And Studying Japanese With Japan's Ultra Popular Social Network, LINE
    2013-06-27 From Loving Japanese Media to Studying It
    2013-06-26 6 Unusual Museums in Japan
    2013-06-25 Aizuchi: Does Your Listening Make Japanese People Uncomfortable?
    2013-06-24 What Kind of Tea To Drink When You’re in Japan
    2013-06-18 Kimokawaii: Both Cute and Gross at the same time
    2013-06-17 John's Top 10 Anime Series
    2013-06-12 Going Cashless in Japan
    2013-06-06 How Are Piercings Viewed in Japan?
    2013-06-04 How To Write Letters In Japanese: An Introduction
    2013-05-31 An Introduction To Leaning Japanese with Mnemonics
    2013-05-29 "Gaijin"
    2013-05-17 The Strangest Ramen in Japan
    2013-05-16 Maneki Neko: Beckoning Good Things
    2013-05-15 Pachinko: Gambling with little metal balls
    2013-05-14 Learning Japanese Vocab Using Opposites
    2013-05-10 The Martial Art Used By Japanese Police
    2013-05-09 Documentaries About Japan You Can Watch For Free
    2013-05-07 Is Underage Drinking and Smoking a Problem In Japan?
    2013-05-06 What is Golden Week?
    2013-04-24 Walk Like a Japanese Person
    2013-04-05 The Tastiest Japanese Food Movies
    2013-04-03 The Yakuza Monopoly
    2013-03-29 Japanese Architecture: What Makes It Different?
    2013-03-27 Finding Your Way Around Japan
    2013-03-25 Shinto: Japan's Native Religion
    2013-03-22 Purikura: The Joy of Japanese Photo Booths
    2013-03-15 My Unhealthy Addiction to Japanese Rhythm Games
    2013-03-08 How to Handle the Transition from Classroom to Self-Learning
    2013-03-07 Manga Tropes: Nosebleeds, Snot Bubbles, & More
    2013-03-01 Japan is Sinking! Or is It?
    2013-02-26 What I Don't Miss About Japan
    2013-02-25 John’s Favorite J-Drama Actors
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