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Potsu Potsu: Rain in the Summertime
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Potsu Potsu: Rain in the Summertime

The Eskimos may have fifty words for “snow,” but did you know there are a whopping 1,190 rain-related words and phrases in the Japanese language?

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The Only Gaijin in the Village: The Secret Garden
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The Only Gaijin in the Village: The Secret Garden

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

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This Week in Japan, July 17- 23
Quick Tips for Your First Day as an ALT in Japan, Part 2
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Quick Tips for Your First Day as an ALT in Japan, Part 2

Each public school in Japan has its own unique routines with students and expectations of teachers. If you’re new to teaching in a Japanese school, learning these idiosyncrasies on the first day can make the rest of the term a breeze.

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What Happened For Abe At The G20 Summit
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What Happened For Abe At The G20 Summit

Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.

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Smartphones in Japan: How To Buy, Unlock and Change Plans
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Smartphones in Japan: How To Buy, Unlock and Change Plans

Japanese mobile service is notoriously convoluted — here's what to do if you plan to bring a phone over from home and sort yourself out with a new one while you're here.

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