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Want to Study Japanese in Japan? Start Here

January 28, 2021
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There has literally never been a better time to study Japanese in Japan.

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Do You Need to Use a VPN in Japan?

January 25, 2021
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It wouldn’t hurt to consider the benefits of using a VPN during your next trip to Japan.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Tokyo

January 21, 2021
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I hope looking through these images will encourage you to continue peeling away Tokyo’s layers.

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Freezing in the Shadow of Fujisan

January 19, 2021
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Visiting Mt. Fuji in winter isn’t a fool’s errand, but you need to do so with some truths in mind.

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Tokyo in the Time of Covid

January 17, 2021
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My life is finally back on track, even if the rest of the world may lag behind by weeks, months or—god help us—years.

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The Truth About Trading in Japan

January 15, 2021
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Conversations about stock trading quickly pivot to bureaucracy and red tape, and evoke images of hurried men in suits.

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The Truth About Go! Go! Nihon

January 10, 2021
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While I can’t say that Go! Go! Nihon is perfect or even necessarily right for you, I can say with 100% certainty that it works.

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How to Join Me in Japan This Year

January 1, 2021
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I won’t be at ease until everyone who wants to enter Japan is able to do so once again.

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Plan Your Trip to Japan in 2022

December 3, 2020
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In 2022, a trip to Japan will be a better idea than ever before.

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What Can You Win When You Play Pachinko?

December 3, 2020
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What, precisely, can a good pachinko game (or a dozen of them) earn you, and is it worth the trouble of learning how to play?

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Where to Hit the Beach Near Tokyo

December 2, 2020
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When it comes to beaches near Tokyo, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

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What to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics

December 2, 2020
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The Tokyo Olympics will present the same alluring blend of past, present and future that the best trips to Japan do. 

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Can You See Hiroshima on a Day Trip?

December 1, 2020
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Hiroshima is one of Japan’s best-known destinations, yet it often seems to be an afterthought.

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Should You Visit Japan in July?

December 1, 2020
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If you’ve never considered a visit to Japan in July, 2021 might be the year that changes your mind.

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A Guide to Retail Therapy in Japan

December 1, 2020
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The topic of what to buy in Japan can be nebulous.

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The Covid-19 Vaccine and Travel to Japan

November 23, 2020
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Might a shot in the arm be your golden ticket back into Japan? 

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