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    1. japan

      How to Apply for the JET Program A step-by-step guide for your JET application

      | Michael Richey
    2. travel

      Nukumori No Mori: The Ghibli-Inspired Fantasy Village Levels of charm (and cake!) like you wouldn't believe

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. japan

      Rice Cooker History, Features, Futures, and More We sort through the options so you don't have to!

      | Rich
    4. travel

      Fukagawa Edo Museum Get away from the oppression of weather and go back in time to old Edo

      | Linda Lombardi
    5. reviews

      The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide An A to Z of Kun Homophones

      | Kristen Dexter
    6. japanese

      What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity Calling something dumb, foolish, stupid, lacking, crazy, and more can be done with one magic word

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. japan

      25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To) The pros and cons of going on JET

      | Michael Richey
    8. reviews

      An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions A picture is worth a thousand words - and you get both!

      | Verity Lane
    9. japanese

      Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy And why they both make everyone else want to cry

      | Linda Lombardi
    10. reviews

      Warau Eikaiwa Studying Japanese? Have to laugh so you don't cry.

      | Rich
    11. interviews

      Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa The Overseas PR Coordinator of Japan's most amazing creative event chats about her work, the Festa, and how to break into the Japanese art world

      | Michael Richey
    12. reviews

      Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game Japanese learning for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. But is it worth $100K?

      | Michael Richey
    13. japan

      The Dragon Ball Training Guide to Self-Improvement How the lessons from Dragon Ball's heroes can help us improve our lives and reach our goals!

      | Rich
    14. reviews

      Exploring Japanese Literature Read Mishima, Tanizaki, and Kawabata

      | Kristen Dexter
    15. interviews

      A Tour of Shueisha, Japan's Largest Manga Publisher Tofugu digs into the wellspring that gave us some of Japan's greatest comics

      | Mami Suzuki
    16. travel

      Kurokawa Onsen - Where I Go To Relax No matter your level of stress, 24 hot springs should take care of it

      | Verity Lane
    17. japan

      Japanese Civic Duty: A Look at the Responsibility of 日本 Returning lost wallets. Keeping streets clean. Japan is the most responsible country in the world, right?

      | Austin
    18. reviews

      How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese A Vocabulary Builder

      | Kristen Dexter
    19. japan

      Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival Katajikenai for reading this

      | Shoko
    20. travel

      Aka Island - Okinawa's Secluded Paradise Japan's most beautiful--and secluded--diving spot

      | Mami Suzuki
    21. japan

      Safety in Japan: Staying Alert in the World's 'Safest' Country Is Japan as safe as everyone thinks? If not, what can you do to protect yourself?

      | Rich
    22. travel

      Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum Putting the MMmmmmm in MSG

      | Koichi
    23. interviews

      Interview with Araki Joh, the Best Selling Writer of Japan's Most Intoxicating Manga The man behind some of Japan's highest grossing manga and hardest working bartenders

      | Mami Suzuki
    24. travel

      Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery and Museum A museum jam-packed with history and traditional Japanese alcohol.

      | Rich
    25. japanese

      How to Learn Japanese from Songs A musical journey into Japanese language study

      | Linda Lombardi
    26. japanese

      Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary and Idioms Use your head when talking about your body parts in Japanese

      | Chelsea Bernard
    27. reviews

      Reading Japanese with a Smile Nine Stories from a Japanese Weekly Magazine for Intermediate Learners

      | Kristen Dexter
    28. japan

      Katsuobushi, The Dried Fermented Fish Rock That's in Almost Every Japanese Dish You've Ever Eaten It's not pretty, it's not fresh, it's hard as a rock, and it's what makes Japanese food taste like Japanese food

      | Linda Lombardi
    29. travel

      The Kyoto Taiko Center The best place for tourists to pay to play Japan's traditional drums in Japan's traditional city

      | Erin Grace
    30. japan

      One Foreigner's Story of Becoming a Father in Japan Hospital's different. Language barrier. Wife having baby. What could go wrong?

      | Nathan
    31. reviews

      Jazz Up Your Japanese with Onomatopoeia Beep boop pow meow bop shhhhuuuuupah

      | Kristen Dexter
    32. japanese

      Learning Japanese from Kid's Anime From anpan-headed heroes to Rastafarian konnyaku, Tofugu recommends the best cartoons for learning Japanese

      | Rich
    33. travel

      The Osaka Highway That Lives in a Skyscraper If you've ever wanted to drive your car through a building, this place is for you

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. japan

      Examining the Japanese Work Ethic So how much does Japan ganbaru anyway?

      | Austin
    35. travel

      Neon Blue Curry And The NicoNico Headquarters Cafe wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

      | Koichi
    36. interviews

      Story in my Hands – GAKUTEN Artist Spotlight An interview with an artisan who makes food and furniture fit for mice

      | Michael Richey
    37. travel

      CLAMP COFFEE SARASA - Fresh Roasted Coffee in Kyoto Cozy atmosphere, rustic decor, and bacon cake

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. interviews

      Interview with Japanese Let's Play Gamers Anijya and Otojya Doumo Minnasan Ohakonbannichiwa. Omataseshimashita.

      | Koichi
    39. reviews

      Nihongo Sō-Matome JLPT Study Guide Series

      | Rich
    40. japanese

      Japanese Loanword Phonology For when you've read the same katakana word over 10 times and still can't decipher it

      | Linda Lombardi
    41. travel

      Nara's Gorgeous Flower-Filled Hasedera Temple Come for the flowers, stay for the eleven-faced deity

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. japanese

      The Meaning Of 国 Ask not what your kuni can do for you, but what the heck is a kuni anyway?

      | Adam Ledford