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How the Simplest Kanji Can Often Trick Us
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How the Simplest Kanji Can Often Trick Us

With the JLPT exams just around the corner, GaijinPot takes a look at some of the weird compounds using basic kanji that examiners can’t resist slipping into their tests.

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Otaku Time: 5 Anime to Binge on Netflix Japan Right Now
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Otaku Time: 5 Anime to Binge on Netflix Japan Right Now

No kanji? No problem. Here’s a collection of top Japanese animated shows you can watch in English.

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6 Great Mobile Apps for Learning Basic Japanese
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6 Great Mobile Apps for Learning Basic Japanese

If you’re learning, picking a mobile application that will let you study anytime, anywhere can accelerate your progress. Here are six of our favorites to keep in your pocket.

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Mochi Mochi Nippon! All You Need to Know about Japan’s Ubiquitous Rice Cakes
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Mochi Mochi Nippon! All You Need to Know about Japan’s Ubiquitous Rice Cakes

It’s beaten, sweetened and eaten all across the country in infinite varieties and on all occasions. Here’s a quick primer and a short warning on this ever-present treat.

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Why I Relocated to Nagano from the Big City
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Why I Relocated to Nagano from the Big City

As convenient and vibrant as Japan’s major urban centers are, one expat explains why a change to a more rural area did him a world of good.