Last week the Japanese media was caught off-guard by the announcement that the actress Emi Takei and singer Takahiro from the pop group Exile had got married, and that Takei is ...
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The weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun has published allegations that the entertainer Rola is stuck in a 10-year "slave-like" contract with her agency. Though she is apparently suffering mentally and ...
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Despite all the media fanfare and money spent on advertising the campaign, the jury is still out on whether Premium Friday was a success or flop. The campaign launched by METI (the Ministry of ...
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From the makers of share spaces Tabloid on bayside Tokyo and Share in Jingumae comes Bukatsudo, a new share space in Yokohama. "Pre-opening" on June 25th, Bukatsudo functions as both coworking and ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Happy New Year, readers. 2014 is the Year of the Horse and while we are still in the grips of the cold winter, things aren't nearly as chilly as they are in parts of America right now. We ...
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December 1st marks the beginning of job hunting for all college students across Japan currently in their third year of study. They are expected to graduate in March 2015, and start their jobs in the ...
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What's the most stupid thing you've ever done at a part-time job? If there was such competition, we would probably never run out of participants. This past summer, we saw a great number of young ...
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In general, most Japanese people are known as hard workers. While work, by definition, is something we do to make a living, the great majority of salarymen in Japan seem to consider their work to be ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
On July 30th, in Yoyogi, Tokyo, a group of people gathered to talk about business. At first glance, it might have looked like a typical business conference, with more than a hundred people getting ...
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Among many English speakers, spoken Japanese is often said to be fairly easy to learn. This is probably because conversational Japanese in large part is a language of omission which doesn't require ...
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If you ever think that Japan is a country of great hospitality and politeness, you should know that behind their happy face might reveal deadly diligence and sacrifice. For a long time, the terms ...
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April is the time of a new start. It’s the beginning of a new school year. It’s when new recruits start their first full-time jobs. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It’s a perfect time of a ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
It's a tough job market out there, especially in the current economic climate, with Japan recently posting a massive trade deficit. We don't envy people looking for work. It's common to have ...
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