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Best Free Japanese Language Apps

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These days there are many great apps for learning or looking up Japanese. Which ones are best for you will depend on...

Japanese Boy Kills Himself

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after receiving misinformation about his entrance exams…

And Here Comes the Grand Champ

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But no, not sumo… more like a cultured combat game!


Order, Structure, Rules

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How Japan's obsession with these affect you and what you can do...

Valentine's Day in Japan - not what you'd expect

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There are several ways that Valentine's Day is unique in Japan, the first being that on February 14th, only the women give presents, namely chocolate. Men don't give women gifts on Valentine's Day.


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