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Thomas Shiozaki

Thomas Shiozaki

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Everyday Japanese Words Not in Your Textbook

Everyday Japanese Words Not in Your Textbook

Textbooks are essential to Japanese learning. But even if you memorized everything from your book and passed the N1 test, there's still a long road to mastering daily Japanese. Here are a few frequently used words that can add some magic to your Japanese!

Necessary Japanese Jargon for Dating Apps

Necessary Japanese Jargon for Dating Apps

Dating apps are getting more popular Japan, as it gives people easier access to find dates and meet new people. Just like everything else in Japan, there's lots of jargon hiding the true meaning. Here are some common terms we've decoded for you.

Save Money on Domestic Japan Flights With LCCs

Save Money on Domestic Japan Flights With LCCs

It's no secret that transportation in Japan is expensive. With the trend of low-cost carriers (LCC) spreading all over the world, there are now more choices for cheap domestic flights. Here are some of the major LCCs that fly across Japan.

Visiting Japan Made Easier With Travel Hub Mix

Visiting Japan Made Easier With Travel Hub Mix

As Japan prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games, many new facilities are being built, more signs are appearing in different languages and more tourist-friendly facilities are popping up. Let's take a look at one such service, Travel Hub Mix.

Seeing Stars in Kanazawa: Michelin 2-Star Tour

Seeing Stars in Kanazawa: Michelin 2-Star Tour

Ever since the Hokuriku Shinkansen started running, Kanazawa has been getting more exposure and attention among travelers local and foreign, including 'Michelin Guide' food inspectors.

Bring Home the Gold from Kanazawa

Bring Home the Gold from Kanazawa

It's a long-standing Japanese social custom to buy souvenirs for friends and colleagues during your travels. And if you're visiting Kanazawa, here are the sweet treats you need to bring back, including gilded cake!

4 Great Day Trips from Kanazawa

4 Great Day Trips from Kanazawa

Kanazawa is known for its gold, its historical streets and its top-ranked garden. It can also serve as a brilliant base for a number of incredible sights in the region!

Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan

Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan

As the weather gets cooler, the time of the year for red autumn leaves approaches! While you might be looking for some good spots to spot leaves around Tokyo, why not step out of the capital to discover other nice areas for autumn colors around Japan?

Which Train Exit Should I Take?

Which Train Exit Should I Take?

Japan has some of the most complicated train systems in the world. But we're here to help you navigate even the busiest stations and find the most convenient way to your destination.

Which Is More Popular: Apple or Samsung?

Which Is More Popular: Apple or Samsung?

Apple and Samsung have been fighting for market shares in every corner globally, with both of them having their own stronger markets. How's the competition looking Japan? It's not even close.

The 4 Most Powerful Clans of Early Japan

The 4 Most Powerful Clans of Early Japan

Japan's Heian Period was dominated by four clans known collectively as Gem-pei-to-kitsu. These clans produced countless famous officials and warriors, and have even influenced Japan all the way to the present day.

4 Japanese Confectionery Trends in Fall 2017

4 Japanese Confectionery Trends in Fall 2017

Similar to fashion, Japanese sweets have seasonality and trends. As autumn kicks in, let’s check out a few selections from the 2017 fall 'wagashi' collection.

4 Awesome Fireworks Festivals Outside Tokyo

4 Awesome Fireworks Festivals Outside Tokyo

Tokyo may be the heart of Japan, but to see amazing fireworks this summer, you'll need to venture out of the capital.

3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!

5 Most Expensive Fruits That Are Made in Japan

5 Most Expensive Fruits That Are Made in Japan

Fruits in Japan can be expensive when compared to other countries—in fact, five out of the six most expensive fruits in the world are from here! Let's took a look the these costly treats!

4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals

4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals

As much as you might see about summer fireworks, there are also a number of other fantastic festivals happening in different corners of Tokyo that are very much worth heading out for!

Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season

Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season

Japan is a country with clearly defined seasons, which allows Japanese farmers to grow specific fruits that are seasonally popular. We'll teach you the two top fruits from each season to be on the lookout for no matter when you visit Japan.

All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo

All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo

To commemorate the 100th birthday of Hideo Yoshida, the fourth CEO of Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu, an NPO group called Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation opened a museum in December 2002 dedicated to the history of advertising in Japan.

Top 4 Globally Famous Japanese Advertisements

Top 4 Globally Famous Japanese Advertisements

We've put together four of our favorite viral videos that garnered fans on an international level.

East Meets West With These Sweet Eats

East Meets West With These Sweet Eats

Get to know the wonderful world of Western sweets in Japan.

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