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

Protest rally marks one year since start of seawall work for U.S. base – Okinawa Protesters against the planned transfer of a U.S. air base within Okinawa Prefecture staged a rally at the relocation site on Monday, nearly one year after the start of construction on seawalls there. In late April las... READ MORE

Living with a Japanese Host Family

Spending time with a homestay family is one of the best cultural immersion experiences you can have while traveling or studying in Japan. Whether you're studying abroad for a semester, or exploring Japan for a few weeks, be sure to take a weekend and live with a Japanese family. Japanese people a... READ MORE

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

Visitors warned against departing Japan with souvenirs made from ivory – Nationwide Tokyo Customs and the conservation group WWF Japan launched a campaign Friday to warn foreign visitors about traveling with souvenirs made from ivory, notifying them that it is illegal to depart with such products. ... READ MORE

Vernal Equinox Day

The transition from winter to spring is always highly anticipated in Japan. So, to welcome this new season, we take a look at the history, meaning and celebrations of Vernal Equinox Day. Japan’s national holiday, Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun no Hi, 春分の日), commemorates the sun passing over the equator... READ MORE

Common Japanese Gestures

Previously, we mentioned about gestures and body language to avoid here in Japan. This time, however, we will show you what typical gestures Japanese people actually use in real life and the meanings behind it. There are a lot of gestures that are used here in Japan, so let’s get started straight aw... READ MORE

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

Fukuoka Pref to aid gangsters seeking to leave crime syndicates – Fukuoka The Fukuoka prefectural government will pay transportation and accommodation fees for gangsters seeking to leave organized crime groups from April, a rare initiative aimed at promoting their return to society and weakening sy... READ MORE

Japanese Gestures & Body Language

Have you ever tried to speak Japanese over the phone? It’s not any easier than speaking to someone face to face, is it? In fact, it can be much more difficult. When you can’t read a person’s face and body language, even the simplest phrases can become much, much harder to understand. That’s why i... READ MORE

Scholarships in Japan

In Japan, many scholarships have been provided for international students from various organisations. However, the qualifications and amounts greatly differ among them. Most of the scholarships are intended for international students studying at universities and colleges in Japan. Scholarships ... READ MORE

Learning Japanese Idioms

Have you ever come across an odd Japanese phrase that just makes… no sense whatsoever? You think you understand what all the individual words in the phrase mean—but that meaning doesn’t seem to mean anything. This is a ridiculously common scenario that Japanese learners encounter while reading a nov... READ MORE

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

No. of flu patients rises in Japan with 1.24 mil reported in a week – Nationwide An estimated 1.24 million people in Japan, mainly in southwestern and western areas, caught influenza in the first week of January, up from around 1.01 million the previous week, a state-run institute said Tuesday. The... READ MORE

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