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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

Basic Japanese Etiquette Indoors

A lot of rules regarding indoor manners in Japan are related to footwear. A clear line is traditionally drawn between inside and outside, and outdoor shoes and indoor slippers are handled accordingly. These rules not only apply to most Japanese homes, but also to many traditional ryokan, some restau... READ MORE

Moving in Japan

Moving house is a stressful enough activity wherever you are. But in a country as fond of red tape as Japan, and - for most English-speakers living here - in a language as difficult to read as Japanese, especially in its official form, that stress is only exacerbated. Let's look at the steps invo... READ MORE

Reasons to Study in Japan

While sushi, karaoke and bullet trains may be among the first things that come to mind when you think about Japan, there’s a long list of other reasons why this culturally rich and technologically advanced nation is a desirable destination for international students. Read on to learn five reasons wh... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in December 2017

No. of births in Japan to hit record low in 2017 Nationwide The number of births in Japan this year has fallen to is lowest since records began more than a century ago with about 941,000 new babies, the health ministry said on Friday, proof if any were needed that it faces an ageing and shrinking p... READ MORE

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