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Losing My Religion: Using the Words of Worship in Japanese
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Losing My Religion: Using the Words of Worship in Japanese

Gaijinpot discovers that talking about religion is even more complicated than expected.

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2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 50
Great Japanese Writers: Miyuki Miyabe
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Great Japanese Writers: Miyuki Miyabe

Enjoy genre-jumping with this popular author who has written across science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, children’s fiction, young adult, fantasy, crime, thriller and horror

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This Week in Japan, Dec. 11- 17
5 ‘Blade Runner’ Inspired Experiences in Japan
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5 ‘Blade Runner’ Inspired Experiences in Japan

Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a "Blade Runner"-inspired trip!

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We Asked Readers to Describe Japan in Just 2 words
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We Asked Readers to Describe Japan in Just 2 words

The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!

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How to Navigate Lessons with a Special Needs Class
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How to Navigate Lessons with a Special Needs Class

Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.

Namahage: Japan's Baby-Scaring, Woman-Stealing Holiday Tradition
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Namahage: Japan's Baby-Scaring, Woman-Stealing Holiday Tradition

He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.

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