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    1. japanese

      Making Sense of な-Adjectives and の-Adjectives Do な-adjectives "always" take な? The answer is の (Pun Intended).

      | Moeko Norota and Cameron Lombardo
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      Aoi Ike Pond: Literally, "Blue Pond" Visit Hokkaido's Happy Little Accident, an "Unintentionally" Human-Made Pond.

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2020 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, Moeko Norota, Rachel Grant, and Kanae Nakamine
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      カニの爪オブジェ: A Giant Crab Claw Sticking out of the Northern End of Japan The Largest Statue of Its Kind in the World (I Didn’t Double-Check, but I Am Pretty Sure)

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Dezuka Suisan: Deep-Fried Fish Cakes, Hot and Fresh Welcome to the Flavor Capital of Northern Japan

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Abashiri Prison Museum: The Perfect Place to Learn About How Prisoners Slept, Ate, Worked, Bathed (and Sometimes Escaped) Travel Back in Time to the Meiji Era to See, Feel, and Experience Japan's Northernmost Prison and Its History

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Ezura Farm: A Place You Can Be a Hokkaido Farmer Just for However Long You Want

      | Kanae Nakamine
    8. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2019 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, Moeko Norota, and Rachel Grant
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      だ and です : Venturing Beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use Learn how style choice matters in authentic communication

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, and Moeko Norota
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2019 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Koichi, Kristen Dexter, Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, and Moeko Norota
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      面: Counting Masks, Binoculars, Land, and Generally Anything that Has a Surface Ironically, we'll be going way beyond the surface with this one

      | Mami Suzuki and Kristen Dexter
    12. japan

      How to Live (And Sometimes Work) in Japan on Working Holiday: The Ultimate Guide The best way to get a working visa for Japan and then spend most of your time vacationing

      | Julia Mascetti
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
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      基: Counting Big, Stable Things Use this to count all the Moai statues your neighbor set up on their front lawn

      | Mami Suzuki
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      発: Counting Shots, Hits, Punches, and More POW! You're gonna learn this counter in 1発!

      | Mami Suzuki
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    17. japanese

      カップ: Counting Cups and Cup-units You can finally count your ever-growing collection of rare Cup Noodle

      | Mami Suzuki
    18. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    19. japanese

      Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look Up To We can help you “notice” how to use this word better

      | Kanae Nakamine
    20. japanese

      The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher" Impress your judo teacher Sensei Jeff by using 先生 in all the right ways

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
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      Japanese First-Person Pronouns: わたし, ぼく, おれ, and a Whole Lot More Get yourself out of that 私 rut.

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    24. travel

      Million Dollar Café: The Karaoke, Free Food, Paintings-Everywhere Bar When you've got nowhere to go but up, you paint the hell out of your restaurant

      | Mami Suzuki
    25. travel

      Fūtendō Cave at Iwatoyama Kanzeonji The cave and temple complex filled with statues (seriously, they're all over)

      | Mami Suzuki
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      mAAch ecute: Akihabara's Best-Kept, Non-otaku Secret A retired Taishō period train station reborn into an upscale shopping paradise

      | Mami Suzuki
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      iioffice Ueno: The Tokyo Coworking Space That's Really いい For people sick of Shibuya and Shinjuku

      | Viet Hoang
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      Bar Lupin: Literary Greatness and Old-fashioned Cocktails The most celebrated Japanese artists of the twentieth century got drunk here (and you should, too)

      | Mami Suzuki
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      La Rochelle: A Restaurant by Hiroyuki Sakai, Iron Chef French Does Sakai Hiroyuki's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Kaishoku Michiba: A Restaurant by Rokusaburo Michiba, Iron Chef Japanese Does Michiba Rokusaburō's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Szechuan Restaurant Chin: A Restaurant by Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese Does Chin Kenichi's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Koichi
    32. japanese

      年: Counting Years and Planetary Orbits If you're an 1年生 in understanding this counter... then keep reading

      | Mami Suzuki
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      日: Counting Days How many days do you have left on Earth? Count them with this counter!

      | Mami Suzuki
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      月: Counting Months When this counter hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's 愛

      | Mami Suzuki
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter, Michael Richey, and Jamal Lee
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      分: Counting Minutes and Edo Period Silver Currency When someone asks how many minutes it took to boil the egg you brought for lunch, you'll need this counter.

      | Mami Suzuki
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      時/時間: Counting Time and Hours Your time is valuable... so use it to read about time

      | Mami Suzuki
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Michael Richey
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      階: Floors of a Building When the elevator operator in Japan asks you what floor you want, how will you answer her if you don't read this article?

      | Mami Suzuki
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      回: Repetitive Actions, Regular Events The times, they are a-being counted

      | Mami Suzuki
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      人: Counting People and Smart Animals "This counter counts PEEEOPLE!" shouted Charlton Heston as he was carried away on a stretcher

      | Mami Suzuki
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      冊: Counting Books This one's easy, the counter even looks like a book

      | Mami Suzuki