Japanese Culture

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The Importance of Chopsticks

If you’ve had any interest in Japanese culture via exported anime Americanized into your favorite childhood memories or by other means, you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Gaijin Smash’ in some context. So, for reference, let’s talk about this phenomenon. 

Understanding Japanese Paying Etiquette

During my time working at a Japanese Cultural Center, I frequented any and all Japanese grocers nearby. It was the “Japanese” part of town and fresh, authentic places were readily available.

When Will Japan Be Open For Travel?

With increasingly brutal restrictions on foreign expats living in Japan now lifted, just how long will an entry ban last on those wishing to visit Japan for tourism?

Events

Film

Language

Learn Simple Japanese Words Using Anime

Can you learn beginner level Japanese from watching anime? Here are some tips and strategies to learn commonly spoken Japanese words and phrases.

Learning Japanese through Manga

Can reading the Japanese versions of manga comics be good for language learners and students alike? We explore methods and useful textbooks for further study.

Snacks & Food

Story Time

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