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    1. reviews

      The Definitive Genki Textbook Review The quintessential review for the quintessential Japanese textbook

      | Michael Richey
    2. japan

      Bowing in Japan Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to bow, and how not to bow, in Japan.

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Senrei aka The "graceful greeting without getting up" bow

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    4. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Futsurei / Keirei aka The "bowing to people with the power to make or break your life" bow.

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    5. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Eshaku Your "hello neighborhood acquaintence" bow

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    6. japanese

      Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read' I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.

      | Koichi
    7. japanese

      Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing

      | Kristen Dexter
    8. japan

      Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest Osaka and Hiroshima represent

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    9. interviews

      Meet The World's Only Hamburger Idol Group: Hamburgirl Z If you love song and dance that reminds you of hamburgers, look no further

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. japanese

      Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone? And other ways to answer the telephone in Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    11. japan

      The Gay of the Samurai All About Homosexuality, Buddhist Monks, Samurai, and The Tokugawa Middle Class

      | Koichi
    12. interviews

      The Day I Met a Japanese Superhero An interview with Rapi:tldier, the cyborg hero who protects Osaka with the power of an express train

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. videos

      Tofugu Eats: Japanese Beef Tongue Jerky Delicious? Let's find out.

      | Michael Richey and Koichi
    14. travel

      Aburaya - The Original Edo Period Inn in Haibara, Nara Exactly as it was over 300 years ago

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. videos

      How to Apply to the JET Program (Tips on the Most Important Part) There sure are a lot of steps if you want to teach English in Japan

      | Michael Richey
    16. japanese

      The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources Everything you need to know about properly giving credit in Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    17. japan

      The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs All the best places to find lesson plans, worksheets, games, songs, media, and more for your English classes

      | Michael Richey
    18. travel

      Takeda Castle A beautiful sight in any season, at any time

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. interviews

      I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It) Absolutely everything you'd ever want to know about the idol otaku lifestyle

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    20. videos

      Japanese Fluency Is Just a Race to See Who Can Make the Most Mistakes First Japanese Learning Tips with Koichi

      | Michael Richey and Koichi
    21. japanese

      Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes Will you make it to the finish line?

      | Koichi
    22. videos

      Tofugu Eats: Mandarin Orange Flavored Potato Chips Are sweet and salty a good match?

      | Michael Richey and Koichi
    23. japanese

      Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them Learn the meanings to all the Japanese sounds that have been confusing you

      | Mami Suzuki
    24. travel

      Sakurajima - Japan's Most Active Volcano The Japanese volcano with the most personality

      | Mami Suzuki
    25. japan

      20 Differences Between Japanese and Western Schools The things that stand to shock you most as an ALT

      | Michael Richey
    26. reviews

      A Geek In Japan One man's crash course in everything Japanese

      | Linda Lombardi
    27. travel

      Seria: Japan’s Best 100 Yen Shop My absolute favorite 100 YEN shop in Japan

      | Mami Suzuki
    28. videos

      How to Tell if you're at a Temple or a Shrine Is that a temple or a shrine that I'm visiting?

      | Michael Richey
    29. travel

      Plataku - The Takara Tomy Plarail Cafe Full of Trains Have your train and eat it too

      | Mami Suzuki
    30. japan

      JET Program Survival Resources Helping you live your life on JET

      | Michael Richey
    31. travel

      Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum One bowl of soup, with a trip back in time on the side please

      | Linda Lombardi
    32. videos

      Using "Interleaving" With Your Japanese Why difficult is sometimes better

      | Michael Richey and Koichi
    33. japanese

      "Interleaving" To Memorize More Japanese Let's put our Japanese sentences, radicals, kanji, and vocab all into one big pile.

      | Koichi
    34. japanese

      The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week It's almost as if you already know these words

      | Koichi
    35. videos

      Where to Find Nuts in Japan If you're nuts about nuts and live in Japan, we're here for you

      | Michael Richey
    36. japan

      Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles Those weird little things in your bento are actually pretty amazing

      | Linda Lombardi
    37. japan

      How Monster Strike Conquered Japanese Mobile Gaming ...and saved the country's largest social network from destruction

      | Rich
    38. reviews

      Attack On Titan: The Movie - A Tofugu Review Sure to be a box-office Titan, but how does this film stack up?

      | Rich
    39. japanese

      Your Japanese Weak Point Figure it out and fix it already

      | Koichi
    40. videos

      An Effective Hack For Learning Japanese Vocabulary Learning all the words you already know

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    41. videos

      Ask Japan: "What is Honne & Tatemae?" Let's find out Japan's true feelings

      | Michael Richey, Juri, and Koichi
    42. japan

      The Unique Weapons of Ancient Japan As used by samurai, ninja, warrior monks, ruffians and all-around badasses.

      | Rich