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Whaling in Japan

Whaling in Japan

While a controversial subject, Whaling in Japan goes back to before the times of WW2 and continues to this day, despite protest from the rest of the world.

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Proverb of the Day:

Proverb of the Day: "itadakimasu" and "gochisosama-deshita"

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb are "i-ta-da-ki-masu" and "go-chi-so-sama-de-shi-ta"!

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Proverb of the Day:

Proverb of the Day: "Saru-mo-ki-kara-ochiru"

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is Saru-mo-ki-kara-ochiru or Even a Monkey falls from a Tree!

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"Onigiri"-Japanese Riceballs, the perfect snack

In Japan, an onigiri or omusubi is a little ball of rice, usually with some type of filling, warped up in a delicious piece of nori. Onigiri is a staple Japanese food nowadays, after being a part of Japanese culture for centuries.

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Proverb of the Day:

Proverb of the Day: "Ju-nin-to-iro"

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is Ju-nin-to-iro or Ten People, Ten Colors!

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Proverb of the Day:

Proverb of the Day: "Nana-koro-bi yaoki"

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is Nana-koro-bi yaoki or fall seven times, get up 8 times.

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Proverb of the Day:

Proverb of the Day: "Kaeru-no-ko-ha-Kaeru"

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is kaeru-no-ko-ha-kaeru or a frog's child is a frog!

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New to Amazon: On-Demand Sommelier Service!

New to Amazon: On-Demand Sommelier Service!

I know with the internet, it's getting easier to find what you're looking for and have it delivered to your door. Well, now Japan found a way to match you with the perfect bottle of wine.

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Proverb of the Day: Hana-yori-Dango

Proverb of the Day: Hana-yori-Dango

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is hana-yori-dango or dango before flowers!

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Take your Plastic bags Everywhere with a

Take your Plastic bags Everywhere with a "RejiBukuro"!

Plastic bags are great for storing groceries and trash, but now that stores are charging for them/carrying reusable bags are such a hassle, Japan has a solution for you!

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Proverb of the Day: Shikata-ga-nai

Proverb of the Day: Shikata-ga-nai

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is Shikata-ga-nai or It can't be helped!

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Words and Phrases that may just come in Handy while in Japan

Words and Phrases that may just come in Handy while in Japan

If you're anything like me, you know speaking Japanese isn't an easy feat. Here are some Japanese words worth knowing as a traveler!

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New to Amazon: Rent-a-Monk Services!

New to Amazon: Rent-a-Monk Services!

It seems you can get anything online nowadays, from a recommendation on where to get lunch to renting a monk.

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A couples Itinerary for Japan

A couples Itinerary for Japan

Well, with Valentine's Day coming up soon, why not surprise your S/O with a spontaneous, trip to Japan? If you plan on taking that special someone to Japan sometime soon, try adding these stops to your itinerary!

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The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

I'm sure by now everyone has heard one or two crazy stories about Studio Ghibli films. For fun, we've complied a great list of the best conspiracy/fan theories behind Studio Ghibli!

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Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Sorry to say but there is one place Japan beats America any day of the week: Convenience Stores. Are they really that much better? Find out what gives them the edge!

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Air Bonsai | The Magnificent Floating Little Stars

Air Bonsai | The Magnificent Floating Little Stars

Do you ever get bored of how stationary plants are? Well this start up was so they decided to do something about it. Introducing, the floating Air Bonsai "Little Star"

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Things in Japan that won't make sense in the States

Things in Japan that won't make sense in the States

A brief list of what you can expect to see or experience while in Japan that may not make sense in the United States.

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The Sushi Police

The Sushi Police

With the 2020 Olympics coming up, Japan has set up the Sushi Police to prevent the spread of inauthentic sushi worldwide. Join Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki on their misadventures punishing fake sushi sellers.

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Japan’s Ghost Riders

Japan’s Ghost Riders

Taxi drivers in the rebuilt city of Ishinomaki, one of the cities hit by the 2011 Tsunami disaster, have reported picking up passengers, driving them to destinations, only to find that their riders have vanished.

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