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Tools & Tips to Master Kanji

The Fastest Way to Learn the Kanji Kanji! Its endless curves, the way they combine to make words, make meaning of concepts in forms I’d not thought before, the way writing can be a visual art, the incredible depth and history. I hate them. They are like the most beautiful, fascinating, insufferable... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in February 2019

Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year – Nara The number of people who were injured in deer-related incidents in Nara Park was 209 in the past month, already a record high. Nara prefectural authorities are urging people to be careful when feeding deer with rice crackers... READ MORE

The Significance of Setsubun

Changing of the Seasons The festival of Setsubun—when people throw soybeans at demons—follows closely on the heels of New Year’s. The word setsubun means “changing of the seasons,” so there are actually four setsubun a year on the day before each new season begins. But because of the importance of ... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in January 2019

Japan to recommend southwest islands for UNESCO listing again – Tokyo Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved recommending again by Feb. 1 a chain of southwestern islands as a candidate for UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2020, after withdrawing the initial bid on the U.N. body's advice to conduct a fu... READ MORE

Experience the City of Fukuoka!

When asked about travelling to Japan most people I know would mention either Tokyo or Kyoto. It would certainly be an exciting trip for those who want to jump in and have a taste of the crazy modern lifestyle in the country’s largest metropolis, or a soul-soothing experience watching the sunset over... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in December 2018

More foreigners see typical country life in Japan through farm stays – Nationwide An increasing number of foreign visitors are taking part in farm-stay programs in Japan to get a taste of typical country life in areas without any particular sightseeing spots. The popularity of stays in traditional ... READ MORE

EJU Admission for International Students

What is EJU and what is it for? The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is used to evaluate whether international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan possess the Japan... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in November in Fukuoka & Japan

Foreign travellers begin returning to Japan after natural disasters – Nationwide Tourism in Japan bounced back in October after the number of foreign visitors dropped the previous month for the first time since 2013 following major natural disasters, government data showed Wednesday. The estimated ... READ MORE

The Rules of Japanese Honorific Speech

Japanese honorifics are a very complex system of addressing other people, much like the “Mr.” and “Ms.” or the “Sir” and “Madame” we use, with the added complexity of having more than thirty different forms. Honorifics are not a grammatical matter, so you won’t find any solid chapter on them in a... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in October 2018 Fukuoka & Japan

Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape – Fukuoka The Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 73-year-old man for the crime of eating a grape from a storefront. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. on the morning of Oct 3 outside a greengrocer in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka Cit... READ MORE

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