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  • Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words

    We’re going beyond baka today. (Obviously, this is not safe for work due to language.) I don’t know where the rumor got started that Japanese doesn’t have swear words, because it couldn’t be further from the truth. Japanese has a rich vocabulary of insulting words, just like any other language, ready to be used with […]

  • Japanese idol singer reveals three simple phrases men need to use to be popular with women

    Former AKB48 member also advises against telling a woman “You’ve sure gotten fat recently.” Earlier this year, Japanese vocalist Minami Takahashi retired (or “graduated,” to use the industry parlance) from idol megagroup AKB48. The 25-year-old Takahashi still remains a well-known and widely popular figure in the Japanese entertainment world, though, and last weekend she made […]

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  • Chinese university gets hot new Japanese teacher; internet goes crazy

    Ask any group of students why they like a particular class and you’ll probably get a range of sincere-sounding answers professing love of learning and enthusiasm for the subject matter. While those things may well be true, in real life our reasons for making even the most crucial of life decisions aren’t always particularly noble […]

  • Three tricky ways the Japanese entertainment industry keeps idol singers from dating

    It’s widely known in Japan that idol singers are often contractually prohibited from engaging in romantic relationships. The reasoning goes that if word gets out that an idol singer has a boyfriend, her fans will feel betrayed that she isn’t solely devoted to her role as a musician and entertainer, and thus stop buying her […]

  • Swimsuit idols that you can date and marry

    Pop idols exist in this strange space between reality and fantasy. While they are living, breathing individuals, they are set on a pedestal and rarely get to interact with people one on one. While groups like AKB48 may be tied to a certain location to serve as a symbol of pride for one area’s people, […]

  • 15+ Reasons Why You Should Visit Japan

    If you’ve ever visited Japan then you’ll know how amazing it is. And if you’ve never been before then what are you waiting for?! Check out this list . In it you’ll find some of the very best sights that this fascinating country has to offer. Some of them are familiar tourist spots. Others are […]

  • How the Japanese Celebrate Oshogatsu, Their Version of New Year

    As the calendar turns to 2018, the Japanese will be celebrating Oshogatsu, a unique tradition marking the beginning of a new year. Oshogatsu, also called shōgatsu, is initially based on the Chinese lunar calendar. But in 1873, five years after the Meiji restoration, Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar and started celebrating its cultural New Year’s Day on Jan. […]

  • Cute Japanese Couple Has Been Dressing In Matching Outfits For 38 Years

    It has probably happened to you at least once. You go out with your girlfriends and you take off your coats. Then, you realize everyone is wearing matching shirts. It’s hilarious, but what if you do this on purpose? And what if you did this with your partner of 38 years? Would you get bored? […]