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The Only Gaijin In the Village: Chapter One
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The Only Gaijin In the Village: Chapter One

In a new short story series, writer Iain Maloney shares his experiences as the only foreigner in a Gifu village full of elderly people.

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A Quick Guide To Taxes in Japan
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A Quick Guide To Taxes in Japan

As the old cliché goes, the only certain things in life are death and taxes.

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5 Things You Should Know About Drones in Japan
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5 Things You Should Know About Drones in Japan

What’s the deal with flying drones in Japan? Find out the basics with expert Misha Yurchenko who runs a drone rental service in Tokyo.

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Is Hanami in Japan Actually All That Fun?
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Is Hanami in Japan Actually All That Fun?

With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?

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How to Ask for Time Off in Japanese
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How to Ask for Time Off in Japanese

It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases to help you secure that much-needed holiday.

Why Can't Japanese Teachers of English... Speak English?
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Why Can't Japanese Teachers of English... Speak English?

Many Japanese English instructors lack an ability to speak the language they are hoping to teach their students. What might be some of the reasons?

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