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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2018

From February 16 to March 4, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Masks and their Meaning

When people who have not been to Japan watch Japanese television, a frequent question is “why is everybody wearing masks?” In today’s article, we will answer the question of the white masks that can be seen everywhere around Japan. Many

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Staying in Japan – Visa

If you intend to stay in Japan, there’s one thing that you have to take care of before your adventure – applying for a Japanese visa. There are many different visas you can apply for. In the following, we will

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Hakata-ben is spoken in the area of Fukuoka

Hakata-ben (博多弁) is a Japanese dialect spoken in the area of Fukuoka City on the southern island of Kyushu. The Hakata dialect developed in Hakata, an old port and merchant city on the east bank of the Naka-gawa. Towards the end of

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Join the Asahi Hanami Party!

After last year’s party was a few days too early, we have decided to celebrate this year’s cherry blossom season with everybody from our school, students, staff, teachers and partners on 1 April! Bring your friends and family to enjoy

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11 Reasons Why Japanese Konbini Are Super Useful

If you stay in Japan, your closest Konbini (コンビニ) will surely become one of your best friends. In the following list, we will show up what makes the market’s concept so extremely useful. 1. Avoid getting wet in the rain

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The Japanese ways to prevent colds and flu

What does Japanese do first after greeting when they return home?
日本人が帰宅したとき、あいさつの後に最初に何をするでしょうか?

a) Go to restroom (トイレに行く)
b) Gargle & hand washing (うがいと手を洗う)
c) To drink water (水を飲む)

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When someone gets upset and , we discribe he/she as [へそを曲げる]

It’s similar to … Get bent out of shape get crass   機嫌をそこねて意固地になる 気に入らないことがあってわざと意地悪する   ・why does he look so rude to me ? ・Did I do something ? ・No He’ve got bent out of shape because his mother yelled at

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Warm Meals for Cold Days

While we are halfway through winter, we still have many colds days ahead. In this weather, there are many dishes that suit the season well. 1)    Ramen, and other noodle based dishes Noodles based dishes, such as ramen and udon,

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National Sport – Sumō

Sumō is one of Japan’s oldest sports and even though its popularity has decreased over the last decade, it is still watched by a huge number of fans around the country. The six annual professional tournaments are enormous events, which

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Coming of Age Day (成人の日, Seijin no Hi)

In Europe and America, the 18th or 21st birthday marks the beginning of adulthood and is therefore celebrated in a different manner than a “normal” birthday. In Japan, there is a collective day for all teenagers reaching the age of

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Internship Lena W.

Lena W. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Quantize Inc. Nationality: German In today’s interview, Lena from Germany talks about her internship at the fashion designer Quantize. Why do you like Japan? I always liked Japan for its language and culture

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Internship Lea H.

Lea H. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: SUiTO Fukuoka Nationality: German And we were able to interview yet another intern. This time, Lea from Germany talks about her internship at the event organizer SUiTO Fukuoka. Why do you like Japan?

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Internship Edmund G.

Edmund G. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Samurai Buyer Co., Ltd. Nationality: Australian Today we had the chance to talk to another intern. Edmund from Australia worked for the export company Samurai Buyer. He worked at Samurai Buyer which is an

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Internship Meike R.

Meike R. Internship Program: Unpaid Internship Company/Type: Nippon Tsusho Inc. Nationality: German Today we had the chance to talk to another intern. Meike from Germany talks about her internship experiences at Nippon Tsusho Inc. Why did you decide to do

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