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Setsubun, the return of spring

If it’s slowly getting warmer in Japan and there are the signs of spring floating through the air. There is a Japanese tradition for the change of seasons, setsubun (節分), let’s take a look: Setsubun is the day before the

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Sometimes you see “Teru Teru Bōzu” (照る照る坊主) Dolls on buildungs.

When the weather is bad and it does not seem to change at all, you can sometimes see Teru Teru Bōzu dolls on buildungs. (照 る 照 る 坊 主) These dolls usually are made of white paper or cloth and

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Kairo – Fight against the cold days

Even in winter you can see girls with short clothes in Japan. If you ask how they endure the cold, most of them will tell you that they wear “Kairo”. Kairo are pocket warmers that function as a portable heat source under

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N1 Kanji Course at Asahi Nihongo every Friday from 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm

Every Friday from 17:00 to 17:55, you have the chance to learn Kanji at Asahi Nihongo in preparation for the JLPT N1 level. Kuriyama-sensei will teach you how to read and understand newspaper articles and magazines on various topics. If you

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January 17th – “The Day of Rice Balls”

O-musubi (御結び) means rice ball and can also be translated as “connection”. On January 17th – the day of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake – victims who were desperately looking for food were provided rice balls by volunteers. The experience of this earthquake

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“Forever Japan” – For people who want to move to Japan

“Forever Japan” is a new unique Japanese language program for people who want to move to Japan and live here. We help you with starting your life in Japan. https://japanese-school-asahi.com/japanese-language-courses/forever-japan-work-life/

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Setsubun 

It’s slowly getting warmer in Japan and there are the signs of spring floating through the air. There is a Japanese tradition for the change of seasons, setsubun (節分), let’s take a look: Setsubun is the day before the beginning

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Footsteps of Spring

The picture shows the Japanese wild flowers “Tsukushi” and “Fuki-no-to”, which were picked  at a vegetable garden. We made them into Tempura, which tastes a little bitter. If you have the chance, it is nice trying them to feel the

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