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History of Japanese Pottery -- Christy P
There are four main types of pottery in Japan; earthenware, unglazed stoneware, glazed pottery and porcelain. Pottery emerged over ten thousand years ago during the prehistoric era. The majority of ...

Learning Japanese Online - The Pros And Cons -- Adam J Johnson
If you have been looking into learning Japanese, you may have noticed that a few online courses have started popping up in the last few years. You may have also be wondering whether they're worth ...

Learning Japanese - How to Start -- Adam J Johnson
The first thing you need to tackle when starting your journey into learning Japanese is a quick run through pronunciation. But WAIT! Before you tune out and the "boring" lights start blinking, ...

Learning Kanji: A Special Method To Stop Drilling And Actually Learn The Japanese Kanji! -- Santiago Madrigal
How to learn kanji in a truly efficient and effective way is one of the most known problems that any serious Japanese language learner like you must face sooner or later, whether you are in a ...

An Introduction To Japanese Business Culture -- Linguarama
When doing business in a foreign country it is always vital to understand differences in culture. This helps to avoid misunderstandings and allows development of positive and long-lasting business ...

A Closer Look At Japanese Translation—how And Why It Is More Complicated Than It Seems -- Charlene Lacandazo
Because Japan is not an English-speaking country, businesses will have to rely on having their native language translated into another language in order to reach a wider audience. But Japanese ...

How to Tip While Traveling in Japan -- Collaborator
Traveling overseas is an exciting adventure that allows you to experience first hand some of the most amazing and colorful cultures of the world. However, while traveling you may find that some of ...

Rail Travel in Japan -- Dees Stribling
Traveling by rail in Japan isn't difficult once you understand some of the basics of using the system. It isn't even necessary to know Japanese, though a little wouldn't hurt. Japan's ...

Best Packing Tips for Travel to Japan -- Isabel Prontes
Japan is a very popular travel destination. From the bustling urban centers of Tokyo and Osaka to the serene temples of Kyoto and the crisp air of Mount Fuji, traveling to Japan can be a very ...

Must-See Sights When Visiting Japan -- Alyssa Davis
Japan is a beautiful country filled with great people, interesting sights, and plenty of things to see and do. If you're planning a trip to Japan, it's worth the time and effort to make a ...

Traveling to Japan: What's Needed to Get Into and Out of the Country -- Alyssa Davis
If you're planning to travel to Japan in the future, it's never too early to start thinking about what you'll need for your trip. If you're mostly accustomed to traveling within your ...

Interesting and Offbeat Places to Visit in Tokyo -- Michael Henry
Not everyone visiting Japan is interested in the temples and museums. Sometimes to get to understand a culture you need to go beyond the places suggested by your guidebook. If you are looking for ...

Welcome to Tokyo, Why You Should Visit Tokyo Now -- Takuya Sato
Images of Japan range from the ancient temples of Kyoto and Nara, to the mystical mountain shrines of the Kii peninsula, to the ultra modern skyline of Tokyo and its denizens who have a penchant for ...

4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo -- Chris Norriss
Buzzing with excitement, this Japanese city is situated in the center of Asia Pacific travel. Fast-paced and complex, Tokyo is not only a popular tourist destination, but the trendiest place to live ...

Best Places to Visit in Tokyo -- Hendry Budiman
Tokyo is the capital of Japan located in Asia. This is not only a hot tourist place but also seems a best place to live. Here are some important reasons why you should visit Tokyo. Tokyo is a large ...

Tokyo Travel on a Budget -- Alma J.
For many years Tokyo was considered a very expensive travel destination. In those years you needed to be very wealthy to visit Tokyo, because it was one of the most expensive places on earth. Those ...

When is the Best Time to Visit Tokyo? -- Da Jo
What is the best time of the year to arrive in Tokyo? Plan your Tokyo trip based on information about Japanese holidays, peak travel seasons, Japanese festivals and climate. If this is not a business ...

Teach Yourself Japanese - Japanese Grammar Lesson - Verb (Base II) + Nagara - To Do While Verbing -- Brett McCluskey
This article's Japanese grammar construction uses the Japanese word 'nagara' Verb (Base II) + nagara - to do while 'verb'ing. With this grammar construction, both past tense and ...

Four More Mistakes For English Teachers to Avoid in the Communication Classroom in Japan -- Tom Aaron
As I stated in my first article about avoiding mistakes in teaching English communication in Japan, teaching is a learning process, for both students and teachers. In this article, I would like to ...

How to Become a Singer in Japan -- Ralph Heibutzki
Although many Westerners do not realize it, Japan boasts the world's second-largest pop music market--right after the United States. Driven by the success of icons like Hikaru Utada, Japan's ...

How to Visit a Japanese Public Bath -- Collaborator
The Japanese bath house is commonly referred to as the sento. The sento means cleanliness, togetherness and nakedness. The sento is a daily tradition in Japanese culture and doesn't have the aura ...

How to Plan a Trip to Japan -- Collaborator
Japan has a rich history, diverse geography and many attractions, both ancient and modern, to offer tourists. The island nation boasts beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, active volcanoes, ...

How to Plan a Tour on a Japan Trip -- Jeffery Keilholtz
Japan is a centuries old Asian country composed of more than 3,000 islands. The island country is joined by various bridges and tunnels and is rich with cultural history and natural scenic splendor. ...

How to Adjust to Life in Japan -- Collaborator
Adjusting to life in Japan is not an easy thing to do for most non-Asian foreigners. This is because Japan has a culture that has different social expectations for its residents and different ...

Japanese Tourism Market -- Ticara Gailliard
Japan is a land known for technological advances and good food. Many people choose to visit Japan for vacations, contributing to Japan’s tourism market. Tourism in Japan is often done for shopping, ...

Japan Tourism Policy -- Alicia Butler
Xenophobia and restrictive visa requirements had previously prevented Japan from being a sought-out tourist destination. Since 2002, the Japanese tourism ministry has been working to increase the ...

How to Apply for a Work Visa to Japan -- Eric Som
If you are interested in working in Japan, you must apply for a Working visa. You must receive employment from a Japanese company as a professor, artist, religious activities, journalist, ...

How to Visit Castles in Japan -- Collaborator
Europe isn't the only place to see medieval castles. Japan's beautiful, ornate feudal castles rival the best anywhere in the world. In the 15th century, Japan's government broke apart ...

How to Use Your Laptop in Japan -- Collaborator
Many people travel to Japan to escape into a different culture and learn about its fabled history. But being out of touch with home can present stresses. Take your laptop when you visit Japan, and ...

How to Visit a Karaoke Bar in Japan -- Collaborator
In Japan, karaoke is far more than a festival of drunken crooning. For many Japanese, and especially for young people, karaoke can form the bedrock of social outings. Japanese karaoke bars, ...

How to Travel on the Japanese Railways -- Dee Albero
The Japanese railway system is often considered one of the most comprehensive, clean and punctual railways in the world. It is an extensively utilized network, invaluable to tourists and the Japanese ...

After School Lessons For Tohoku Children: Free or discounted rate -- After School Lessons For Tohoku Children
After School Lessons for Tohoku Children: The triple disaster of March 11th, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, 10-meter tsunami and the continuing Fukushima nuclear crisis has undoubtedly left a ...

How to Visit Hiroshima -- Collaborator
Hiroshima is known across the world as the first city in history to be subjected to an atomic bomb. Although the devastation was immens--and all but incomprehensible--it wasn't absolute. The city ...

How to Travel Around Japan on a Budget -- Kent Ninomiya
Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit. Their currency, the yen, is strong against virtually every other currency on the planet. Add to that an extremely developed ...

Re: agree -- cali guy in Japan
I am an adhd guy and have done an extensive amount of trying to get a proper diagnosis and medication here, but no luck. I got here more than 15 years ago, undiagnosed and later figured out that I ...

How to Teach English in Japan in the Summer -- Charlie Brooks
If you're college-educated and interested in living and working abroad, teaching English as a second language (ESL) in Japan might be a good professional excursion for you. In addition to the ...

How to Pack for a Trip to Tokyo -- Collaborator
Tokyo's style is chic, modern and eclectic. You'll be deemed highly fashionable in your favorite jeans; however, keep business attire conservative and traditional. Pack navy and gray suits ...

How to Avoid Recruiting and Teaching Scams in Japan -- Contributor
There are several great companies that recruit people to teach English in Japan. However, before you sign a contract or pay any fees to become an ESL teacher you need to know how to identify ...

English Pronunciation Exercises for Japanese Students -- Shea Laverty
Learning a new language can be a difficult challenge. From completely different sentence structures, alphabets that work on different principles and strange new ways to produce sounds, the list of ...

Be The Best English Teacher In Japan -- Nelson Berry
Japan understands the importance of the English language to stay competitive in the global market. Thus, they’ve put up several English schools. The problem is they don’t have enough English ...
Re: Be The Best English Teacher In Japan -- Scott Glynn
Many things here go against what I have come to learn about teaching in Japan from experience and talking to others. The pay is not good and in some places is barely liveable and is getting lower ...

Travel to Japan -- Aaron Parker
Their mighty strength to have influence on every bit and piece of land on earth is amazing. It is truly remarkable to see their influence over technology and cuisine all over the world. Toyota is one ...

Survival Japanese - 10 Essential Words and Phrases -- Terry C Phillips
If you are planning to travel to Japan, or plan to learn Japanese, here is a starter set of essential Japanese to help you get started learning Japanese. When you say these Japanese phrases, ...

Japanese Eating Etiquette: Rules You Didn't Know -- Terry C Phillips
When it comes to eating etiquette, the Japanese are not a particularly fussy people, but, unless you want to draw disapproving looks while dining in Japan, take a look at these seven rules of ...

Choosing an Online Japanese School - Questions to Ask Before You Buy -- Terry C Phillips
More and more choices for learning Japanese are popping up on the Internet. Dozens of sites offer free Japanese resources for learning to read and write hiragana and kanji; other sites offer Japanese ...

If You Think Japanese Is Vague, Learn Why You Are Wrong -- Terry C Phillips
Everybody says the Japanese language is vague and imprecise. Japanese say yes when they mean no, or refuse to give their opinion clearly and unequivocally, it is often said. But this is wrong. ...

Japanese Greetings - Learn to Express Thanks in Japanese By Terry C Phillips -- Terry C Phillips
The Japanese emphasis on greetings is among the cultural differences between Japan and the West. In any country, people greet friends and co-workers, but the Japanese take the simple greeting a step ...

3 Reasons to Learn Japanese -- Daniel C Howard
The Japanese influence has been strongly felt in recent years not only because of their useful, unique, reliable and high tech products and inventions, but also because of their pop culture, such as ...

How Is Japanese Different From English? -- Daniel C Howard
The Japanese language, also known as Nihongo, is a widely spoken language not only in Japan but also by Japanese expatriates around the world. More than 130 million people all over the globe speak ...

Japanese Love Hotels -- Josh Shulman
When traveling in Japan you will naturally need accommodation, and therefore seek out some form of hotel. There are, however, hotels that serve a different purpose all together: Love hotels. Love ...

Mochi - Japanese Rice Cakes -- Josh Shulman
Japanese food is a combination of art and taste. Its cuisine has a distinct flavor and appearance. Lot of importance is given to the aesthetic and pleasing presentation of the food and you can get a ...

Tokyo Disneyland -- Josh Shulman
The magical world of Disneyland fascinates many all over the world, from young to old. The Disney brand has become such a global success that Donald Duck's fame exceeds that of Barack Obama. ...

Japan's New Old Society -- Josh Shulman
We all hope to spend our retirement years living a peaceful and content life with our family, traveling places and enjoying everything we've been missing while staring at glaring computer ...

How to Stop a Running Train in Japan -- Josh Shulman
Japan's train system is one of the world's most advanced and timely, yet there is just one obstacle that stands in its way - physically. Not a day goes by in the otherwise peaceful country of ...

Japan Travel Destination - Yakushima Island -- Josh Shulman
Yakushima is an island located off the south-east coast of Japan. It is officially recognized by UNESCO and is on the World Heritage List since 1993. Yakushima is an extraordinary travel destination, ...

Japanese Food - Yakisoba -- Josh Shulman
Looking for something uniquely Japanese to eat and want it fast? Yakisoba is the answer. It's a traditional Japanese dish that is very easy to prepare. Yakisoba is basically pan fried noodles. It ...

Japanese Food - Onigiri or Omusubi -- Josh Shulman
"Onigiri," also known as "Omusubi," is the most widespread snack in Japan. This fist-sized rice ball, which, having been industrialized, comes in somewhat disturbing triangular shapes as well, is ...

The Life of a Japanese Salary Man -- Josh Shulman
As the light turns green it yields way to a vast army of drones in black suits, neckties, and black leather shoes. They walk carrying black suitcases, while wiping away with neatly folded ...

Cheaper Transportation: Night Buses -- Josh Shulman
Transportation in Japan is generally expensive, and traveling around Japan could be a big part of your budget. If you are up for it, a good way to save both your money and your time is using a night ...

Top 7 Bizarre Japanese Foods - Eat Them or Leave Them! -- Josh Shulman
Japanese cuisine has been heavily exported around the world, with Japanese restaurants popping up on a daily basis in the Western world. Sushi is arguably the most well known Japanese dish, and most ...

Temple Lodging in Japan -- Josh Shulman
Most of us opt for luxury and comfort while preparing for vacation, within our budget of course. When abroad we strive to stay at home away from home, with a large bed and convenient facilities. Some ...

Snowed in? Carve Yourself Out -- Josh Shulman
A snowy white wonderland may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Japan travel (perhaps except the snowy peak of Mt. Fuji). The less-visited northern island of Hokkaido, ...

Off the Beaten Track: Gunma Prefecture -- Josh Shulman
Still figuring out what to see during your trip to one of the world's most renowned travel destinations? If you are adventurous enough you will have the opportunity to discover and experience ...

Ramen: Noodle Soup Redefined -- Josh Shulman
I've been talking about so many rice-based Japanese food, that I nearly forgot that Japanese cuisine plays quite nicely with noodles as well. Ramen is an internationally notorious soup dish that ...

A Pink Light at the End of the Tunnel -- Josh Shulman
After a disastrous and tragic month of March this year in Japan, among the ongoing efforts to rebuild and accommodate for the dislocated hundreds of thousands, the blossoming cherry trees of April ...

Japan Travel Destination: Okinawa -- Josh Shulman
The birthplace of karate, home to rich culture and traditions and magnificent architecture, Okinawa consists of a 1000 kilometers long chain of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands that can be divided into ...

The Fast and The Delicious: Tokyo Swift -- Josh Shulman
Living, working, and even traveling in Japan could be quite hectic. You'll see that you turn to fast food pretty much everyday in Japan just to keep up with the pace of life there. The truth is, ...

Discover The Top Places To See In Japan -- Chase Crawford
Are you planning a great vacation this year or the next? Whether you are traveling alone, with your family, friends or your special someone, Japan is definitely one of the unique destinations that ...

Discover The Top Japan Tourist Attractions -- Chase Crawford
If you are ever going to visit another country for a wonderful vacation, then I suggest that you go and see the top Japan tourist attractions. This is because the country is one of the most beautiful ...

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Travel to Taketomi Island Japan -- Travel Expert
If pachinko parlours, traffic, construction and urban sprawl is not your idea of paradise then Oritabori to Taketomi. This island set amidst the coral Yaeyamas is the opposite those things. This is a ...

Japanese Grammar -- hyn
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A Japanese Guide to Japanese Grammar -- hyn
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Politeness levels In the Japanese Language -- hyn
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Some facts about food in Japan -- hyn
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Diary from Sendai, Japan (Final) -- Braven Smillie
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Diary from Sendai, Japan (Part IV) -- Braven Smillie
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Diary from Sendai, Japan (Part III) -- Braven Smillie
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Diary from Sendai, Japan (Part II) -- Braven Smillie
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Diary from Sendai, Japan (Part I) -- Braven Smillie
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CNN Video - 2 American teachers found in Japan after the tsunami -- Leanne

Video of an American English Teacher in Japan: How I survived the quake -- The Owl
Click on CNN link below. Look for the video on the CNN page called "How I survived the quake" and click on it.

Where to go skiing in Japan -- Travel Expert
Japan, one of the most impressive countries in the world offers an excellent opportunity for ski enthusiasts to enjoy the cold and feel the adrenalin from November until the early month of May. Find ...

Most Expensive Japanese Hotels -- Travel Expert
Tokyo, Japan’s capital and one of the greatest megalopolis in the entire Asia, covers some of the most alluring and eye-catching hotels for tourists to come and experience. Whether you’re on a ...

Crazy shopping in Tokyo -- Travel Expert
Tokyo is one Japan’s largest and most surreal metropolis with multiple stores, boutiques and cafés to take advantage of. Travelers from all corners of the world come to Tokyo for the exciting ...

Visit Osaka's Best Attractions -- Travel Expert
Osaka is one of Japan’s largest cities. Therefore, it features great places to visit for every tourist interested in Asian culture and civilization. Osaka is a cosmopolitan city; modern, noisy and ...

Compelling Tokyo Attractions -- Travel Expert
Tokyo is one of the world’s most stunning metropolitan areas in the world. Entitled with gorgeous buildings, plenty of people and numerous attractions, a visit to Tokyo is certainly a must, at ...

Most Amazing Castles in Japan -- Travel Expert
Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures to rise to the top. Japan is well known throughout the world for its castles. Amongst ...

The Lively Japanese Nozawa-Onsen Fire Festival -- Travel Expert
We were living in Suzaka at the time of the fire festival, which takes place in mid-winter (mid-January) in the small ski-resort town of Nozawa-Onsen. This peaceful place is surrounded by rice ...

Best Japanese Festivals -- Travel Expert
For a Westerner to start gaining an understanding as to what makes Japan tick, a good place to start is with a study of Japanese festivals and holidays. As with any country, watching people celebrate ...

Enjoy a Japanese Adventure -- Travel Expert
Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, thanks, largely, to the wealth of things to see and do in the country. For budget travelers and backpackers from the West, Japan has ...

Find out more about Japanese culture -- Travel Expert
Japan, with its distinctive and oriental culture that makes it a unique place in this world, an unparalleled history, upcoming cities, innovative technology and of course with rich seafood that sets ...

Probation Period for Work Visa -- TokyoTESOL
I'm sorry if this question was answered on another forum, but nothing came up on my searches across many websites and forums, so here it goes- It seems that the only schools to sponsor work visas ...

Re: An English School Owner`s Experience in Japan Link -- Smithparody
I owned a Smith's school for 4 years. I know the truth. I know the scam. Here are some of my favorite quotes directly from the Smith's website referring to Mark's made up methodology ...

Japanese Theaters Cut Ticket Prices -- tomo
19/01/2011 Toho Cinemas, the largest theater chain in Japan, has come up with a rather revolutionary solution to the problem of declining attendance in movie theaters charge less money for tickets. ...

Travel Costs For Japan - Estimates For 7 Types Of Japan Travel Costs -- Marie-Claire Smith
Planning a trip to Japan? You have probably already started thinking about the types of things you will do once you arrive. You no doubt also have an approximate idea of how long you will stay in ...

Japan Sites To See - 5 Cities and Attractions -- Marie-Claire Smith
There are many reasons why people choose to visit Japan. You may be planning a trip to this East Asian country with the goal of doing business there. Or, you may have harbored a longtime fascination ...

Japan Travel Information - 5 Attractions In Japan That You Must See -- Marie-Claire Smith
There are few places in the world that hold as much mystique for Westerners as does Japan. Even with all of the attention that Japan has garnered on the world stage over the past few decades due to ...

Japanese: Why You Should Ditch Romaji and Learn Hiragana and Katakana -- Nicole Daisy Mcguire
A lot of new learners of the Japanese language seem to rely too heavily on Romaji (or even the English alphabet) to get by when they are mastering or learning Japanese. This is mostly because ...

Beginning Eras of Anime (Japanese Animation) -- Craig Lodge
Anime, or Japanese Animation, had its start in the beginning of the 20th century. Anime is Japan's competitor against the high-budget Hollywood in America; Anime allowed Japan to create films ...

Cheap Flights to Tokyo! -- Lindsy Hill
Stunning landscapes, matchless panoramas and hospitable inhabitants, this is how "The land of the rising sun" welcomes one and all. What better way to start your Journey of Japan than by its capital ...

Attractions of Yamashita Park in Yokohama -- Michael Smallet
Yokohama City is located 30 kilometers south of Tokyo. Due to proximity to the capital and convenient access to the sea, this city became the first port to open its waters to foreign ships in 1859. ...

How to Learn Japanese Vocabulary Faster and Easier With Mnemonics -- Kuri Kinton
For a speaker of English, or any other European language for that matter, Japanese is so far-removed, some consider it an impossible language to learn. It is not impossible; I can vouch for that, but ...

Express Yourself in Japanese - Three Common Japanese Expressions -- Karen Kelsky
You're traveling to Japan and worried about how you'll communicate? You don't need to be fluent in Japanese to have a smooth, enjoyable and stress-free visit to Japan. There are a handful ...

A Beauty of Japan -- Harris Raza
Every country has some major destinations and important places on which the country's economy depends and the city plays a vital part in the financial and economic growth of the state. These all ...

The Capital City of Japan -- Harris Raza
There are many places in Japan which are widely popular among all the visitors, travelers or tourists and some of its cities are very beautifully constructed and represents a very glorious and ...

Kanji - 5 Tips to Those Learning Japanese -- Natalia Veselova
I've started to study Japanese a year and a half ago, and, of course, I've encountered numerous problems. There's one thing that I can tell for sure: Japanese language is not hard. It is ...

How to get Japanese high school students under control -- gt
I would suggest contacting their parents. Japanese culture deals alot about shame and respect. I bet they will straighten up if you threaten failue because those high schoolers also need a good start ...

What Are Japan's Main Tourist Attractions And Activities? -- Farazila Abu
Tokyo Japan’s modern-city capital lacks the refined aesthetic Kyoto, or the tranquility of Nara, but comes up trumps with contemporary icons, like the forest of skyscrapers that dominates the ...

Japan Here I Come -- Paul Schembri
“Final boarding call for Delta flight DL5127” I yawn and stretch, lifting myself off the ground and picking up my bag. I had found a nice little corner by the pay phones where I could lay down ...

Japanese Pronouns And Japanese Adjectives -- Brad john
When you start learning Japanese you first have to learn and thoroughly memorize the script i.e. hiragana, katakana etc. Next comes one of the most important parts which is the Japanese grammar. ...

Learn Japanese Podcast -- Brad john
Japanese language is the national language spoken in Japan. This language is spoken by more than 130 million people not only in Japan but in places like Taiwan, Philippines, parts of China, Korea and ...

Tips For Living in Japan -- James Larkin Smith
When staying in Japan there are many things you can do to make your life there more enjoyable. Here are some things I do and use to deal with the strange weather patterns. First let's talk about ...

What I need to teach in/near Tokyo -- Matt Bedford
Hi everyone! I'm looking to move to Japan early next year and the goal is to teach english there for a year or so. I'm looking to be near Tokyo as my Girlfriend will be studying there at the ...
Re: What I need to teach in/near Tokyo -- abe
a bachelor degree.

Learn Japanese - Japanese That's "Easy to Do" -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Some things in life are easy, and some are hard. It might be easy to cook a simple meal but really hard to get up early in the morning. Imagine trying to speak English without ...

Learn Japanese - Journey to Japan Part 1 -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese effortlessly! You know that you attract more bees with honey. That is, you'll get what you want by being polite to people. Just think about the last time you flew on an airplane. ...

How to Speak Japanese - Video -- WatchMojo
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traveling to Japan carrying prescription and non-prescription medications -- tips
Persons traveling to Japan carrying prescription and non-prescription medications should consult the Japanese Embassy, or a Japanese Consulate, in the United States before leaving the U.S. to confirm ...

access to antidepressants in Japan - for an English teacher (legally) -- tips
As long as you have a prescription for the medication, you would have no problem having access to the medication. I know how hard it is to come off anti-depressants, but it's nothing to worry ...

Importing or Bringing Medication into Japan for Personal Use -- tips
Please see this link from the US Embassy in Japan: http://tokyo.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-medimport.html

in Japan without prescription -- tips
Your alternatives are to import your own (you are allowed a three month supply in each shipment) or go to a doctor and get a prescription. If you are eligible for national health insurance it will ...

How do I get American prescription drugs while in Japan -- tips
See a doctor and have him write you a prescription. Most doctors know good English. Medical journals are written mainly in English so they have a pretty good knowledge of the language. If that ...

Can I take my prescription to Japan -- tips
I don't think there is any problem. It's better that you bring documents from your doctor so that you can show it when the officials require explanation.

Re: Strattera & other ADHD med's available in Japan? -- James
Strattera is now available in Japan. Was released back in 2009 by Eli Lilly in Kobe.

Japan Travel Destination - Kamakura -- Josh Shulman
Located to the southeast of Tokyo, Kamakura is on the itinerary of almost all tourists. Once upon a time it was the political capital of the country. Later its glory as a capital was lost to another ...

Japan Travel Destination - Yokohama -- Josh Shulman
Yokohama, a city that sits in Tokyo Bay, is often overlooked when traveling in Japan. I admit, it is not that exciting and culturally rich as other travel destinations, but it still has unique ...

Shopping For a Creative Life -- Josh Shulman
Shopping is an integral part of your travels in Japan. If it isn't in your itinerary, it should be. Harajuku is fantastic for an extreme wardrobe makeover, Okachimachi is one giant flea market ...

Japan Travel Destination - Kobe -- Josh Shulman
Situated in the mid of Honshu, the main island of Japan, Kobe is the capital city of the Hyogo prefecture, and is accessible easily by air, sea and land. It is approximately a three hour ride from ...

The Modern Geisha -- Josh Shulman
A Japanese "geisha" is someone who is professionally trained to entertain guests at social events like dinners. Geishas go through rigorous schooling and are branded at the utmost high level of class ...

The Eternal Battle - Shabu-Shabu Vs Yakiniku -- Josh Shulman
Popularly known as the 'Land of Rising Sun', Japan is a vibrant country that offers infinite options for eager holidaymakers and adventurous travelers. As I have always claimed, the most ...

Japan Travel Destination - Miyajima -- Josh Shulman
Miyajima is a small island in Japan, situated at a short ferry ride from Hiroshima. It is just like the place you would imagine in your thoughts as the perfect vacation destination. It is one of the ...

A Visitors Guide To Tokyo Japan -- Thomas Smith
Tokyo, Japan is an exciting travel destination. Head to the city where the East meets the West but do some planning before you take off. First of all, travel to Tokyo can be expensive so be sure to ...

Guide in Tokyo (free - I need to practice my English) -- hide
Hi thanks for reading. I am Japanese who had lived in the UK for a year. I can speak English a bit but there is no opportunity to speak recently. so I would like to use my English skill for visitor ...

JET Program - Experience Japan and Earn an Income -- Kevin R Burns
JET Program - Experience Japan and Earn an Income By Kevin R Burns The JET Program is an ideal way for young people to get to know Japan, whilst earning an income at the same time. But, what exactly ...

Teaching English in Japan - 7 Frequently Asked Questions -- Kevin R Burns
Teaching English in Japan - 7 Frequently Asked Questions By Kevin R Burns Does the idea of teaching English in Japan appeal to you? Although there's plenty of work available, you'll need to ...

Queer Yet Educative Facts About Japan -- tours4fun.com
Excited about your trip to the “Land of Rising Sun”? Here are some interesting facts about Japan that will heighten your anticipation levels of unraveling the unique culture of this beautiful ...

Let's Go to Japan -- Jim Ada
Considered as the land of the rising sun, Japan is found in the east of Asia. It is an archipelago that is comprised of four large islands namely Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. This country ...

Teaching In Japan with arthitis -- tony narloch
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can advise me: I want to teach abroad, preferably in Japan. I have osteoarthitis in my left ankle, and despite it, i walk with a (very) slight limp, for 2 hours a day min, ...

Measuring Distance in Japan - The Metric Way -- Susan Slobac
Those planning to travel, for business or pleasure will do well to learn the system of length conversion known as the metric system. In fact, a knowledge of metric length conversion will serve you ...

Okinawa Japan: Enjoy A Serene Vacation -- Howard Brule
Okinawa, which means 'rope in the open sea', is found in Japan. The term seems to refer to how the 60 island chain that makes up the prefecture of Okinawa appears. Okinawa Japan is often ...

Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan -- Silviu-Florin Salomia
The cherry trees blossom between January and June, depending on every region in Japan, but the most festivals take place between March and Mai. In this time, there are many festivals in different ...

Major Attractions in Tokyo -- Julia E. Brown
The Tokyo Metropolis is a melting pot of high street Asian fashion and culture. Bizarre or elegant, Tokyoites never fail to surprise the world with innovation in fashion and design. People of various ...

Tokyo Drift - Feel and Experience Japan -- Julia E. Brown
In spite of modernization, Tokyo blends the spice of the urban vibes with the sweetness of traditional ambiance of their culture. In the following Tokyo attractions, both modern and ancient collide ...

Tokyo Before and Now -- Julia E. Brown
Behind all the bizarre yet innovative pop culture was a sophisticated era that became the key in Tokyo's development. It was all thanks to Tokugawa Ieyasu that the Tokyo, then called the City of ...

Japanese Comedy -- Melanie Maloy
Japanese comedy has a long and illustrious history which I find to be a fascinating subject to explore. And, as you may expect, the country has spawned many different "categories" of comedy over the ...

5 Important Tips For Making Japanese Friends -- Josh Conner
1. Don't Be Aggressive - Japanese are inherently "shy" when it comes to foreigners. Japanese society is very rigid and follows strict social traditions based on honor, pride, and respect. Trying ...

Things to Remember For Your Trip to Japan -- Tia T Jones
Japan is a country with a rich, endearing history full of culture, tranquility and excitement all at the same time. Most of us who take a trip to Japan soon realize upon touching down that Japan is a ...

Japan Celebrates Constitution Memorial Day -- Noel Moitre
Japan's Constitution Memorial Day: May 3, 2010 Constitution Memorial Day is a public holiday in Japan. Japan commemorates the coming into effect of its new 1947 constitution. Japan's ...

4 Reasons to Learn Hiragana First -- Emily Kato
If you are learning Japanese, then you will soon come across the three writing systems, hiragana, katakana and kanji. Japanese is written by using a combination of these three writings systems, with ...

Things You Must Do While Living in Japan -- Alyssa Davis
Japan is a fascinating and beautiful country. If you are visiting or living there for any length of time, you should take advantage of everything the country has to offer. There are many sights and ...

Japan & her Standardized Test Based Education System -- Kevin Burns
Japan & her Standardized Test Based Education System For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or the local elementary school. For ...

Five Common English Mistakes Made by Japanese Speakers -- Chris Kennard
I spent many years working as an English teacher in Japan, and during that time I taught many hundreds of students. After a while, I began to notice that different students would often make the same ...

Learn Hiragana - 3 Tips to Learn Hiragana Fast -- Emily Kato
If you are learning Japanese, you may think it is impossible to learn how to read the language. After all there are three writing systems to learn, hiragana, katakana and kanji. Although it is no ...

Getting Around Tokyo - The Easiest and Cheapest Way -- Honor Dargan
General Tips The most convenient way to get around Tokyo is, without a doubt, the train system. It rarely fails, trains run on average every 6 minutes, and all major areas have numerous access ...

10 Tips For Business Success in Tokyo and Avoiding Cross Cultural Faux Pas -- Honor Dargan
Pre-Departure Preparation If you know you will be traveling to Tokyo with the objective of doing business, take the time to think ahead and prepare yourself as much as possible. Find out about the ...

Tips for Capturing Japanese Decorative Style -- Veronica Smith
Japanese decorating has a simplistic look and style that promotes a restful and peaceful feeling. Unlike many Western styles of decorating, Japanese decorating places a focus on the essentials, ...

Japanese Bathroom Designs – Simplistic and Beautiful -- Jessica Ackerman
When designing a bathroom based on Japanese design, it helps to keep in mind that the bath tends to be a centerpiece in a Japanese home. Japanese culture has always had an emphasis on the relaxing ...

chemistry teacher -- Donna Marie Liong
Hello Does anyone know where to apply as a CHemistry teacher in Japan? or any school in Japan needing a Chemistry teacher? Thanks! God Bless!!

Shoji Screen – More Than Just a Room Divider -- Jessica Ackerman
Western civilization has borrowed many different elements from the Japanese culture and adopted them as their own. The Shoji screen is a prime example of one of these elements. These screens can work ...

Japanese Kitchen Designs in Wood, Metal and More -- Alyssa Davis
Japanese Kitchen Designs in Wood, Metal and More When one thinks of traditional Japanese kitchen designs, there's usually a focus on making the kitchen simple and functional, designed around the ...

Japanese Bathroom Designs – Simplistic and Beautiful -- Alyssa Davis
When designing a bathroom based on Japanese design, it helps to keep in mind that the bath tends to be a centerpiece in a Japanese home. Japanese culture has always had an emphasis on the relaxing ...

Kanji - 5 Tips to Those Learning Japanese -- Natalia Veselova
I've started to study Japanese a year and a half ago, and, of course, I've encountered numerous problems. There's one thing that I can tell for sure: Japanese language is not hard. It is ...

Japanese Business Phrases - Simple Phrases to Help You Do Business in Japan -- Emily Kato
In order to succeed doing business in Japan, its not only good to know conversational Japanese phrases but also some good Japanese business phrases when it comes to the actual business meeting. These ...

Japanese Phrases - Romantic Phrases to Express Your Feelings With Ease in Japanese -- Emily Kato
One of the main purposes of language is to express feelings. Although the Japanese language is considered to be one of the toughest and the most difficult languages, and you may think you would not ...

Top Japanese Travelling Phrases - Learn These Phrases to Find Your Way in Japan -- Emily Kato
Before visiting Japan, you must know some useful Japanese traveling phrases in order to get the maximum out of your trip. These must-know Japanese traveling phrases will help you in finding your way ...

Simple Japanese Phrases - Everyday Phrases to Get Started Learning Japanese -- Emily Kato
Learning Japanese for the beginner can be a little overwhelming and a bit of a chore. Even when learning to speak Japanese, it should not be a chore or a complicated matter. And it's not a ...

Trip to Japan -- Jack Yang
When traveling internationally, it is essential to plan ahead. Your first mission should be to obtain the necessary paperwork to enter another country. This requires a valid passport. U.S. citizens ...

Tokyo: Where to Eat -- Paul Scottyn
Tokyo is a major metropolis and the capital city of Japan. Although not known to be a cheap place to visit, backpackers on a budget can take advantage of the many Tokyo hostels to help keep costs ...

Four Mistakes to Avoid in Teaching English Communication in Japan -- Tom Aaron
Teaching is a learning process for both students and teachers. While teachers may make the most progress in the first years of their career, the learning should never stop. The learning stopping is a ...

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Learn Japanese in Japan in Three Economical Ways -- Kris Risonar
Learning a new language is not easy. Unless you possess the gift to speak different languages, living in a foreign country can be very difficult. For instance, you may want to use the public bathroom ...

Japanese Diet Fads -- Tom Aaron
Japan whole-heartedly throws itself into fads from hula hoops to banana diets. As Japan continues to move from post World War II and postwar hunger toward greater and greater problems with metabolic ...

Culture Lessons - Handshaking and the American Family -- Tom Aaron
Many native English speakers leave America and other countries to teach English abroad. We have primarily taught Japanese students, but we have also taught some students from Europe, Latin America, ...

Expatriate Life in Japan - Tips How to Make it Better -- Tom Aaron
Living in Japan can be a wondrous experience. We would like to present our top six tips so you can get the most out of your expatriate experience in Japan: 1. Learn the language Prioritize learning ...

English School for Sale in Japan -- Jason
How would you like to have your very own established profitable English school? Do you want to make more than 55,000 US dollars a year.....in your very first year! Well, you can! And you can have the ...

10 Top Budget Travel Tips For Tokyo and Japan -- Honor Dargan
Tokyo on a Budget You're coming to Tokyo but you don't want to spend an excessive amount of money. Follow these tips to help you keep within your budget and have a great vacation! Trains - ...

Learn Japanese - Very Important Japanese: Yo, Ne, and No -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese effortlessly! You know by now that some of a language's most important words have only a few letters. In English, a few examples are "no," "or," and "yes." Japanese is no ...

Tokyo For Free -- Honor Dargan
Parks and Gardens Tokyo has some great parks where you can take a break from the city and enjoy life at a slower pace. If there are any national holidays or festivals during the time of your visit, ...

Useful Tips for Traveling in Japan -- Dee Barizo
Traveling to Japan can both be an exciting and frightening experience. It is a wonderful and thrilling experience because Japan is one of the most unique countries in the world and the large array of ...

Traveling to Japan - Do You Need a Japan Visa? -- Honor Dargan
Planning Ahead Do you need a Japan visa? If you're planning to travel on vacation anywhere in the world, you should always check out the visa and other requirements that your country of ...
Re: Traveling to Japan - Do You Need a Japan Visa? -- Alma
Citizens of some countries can enter Japan for short-term stays without a visa, for purposes of sightseeing Tokyo and even for business trips. All visitors coming for a Tokyo vacation must have a ...

English Teaching Jobs in Japan – What Does Status of Residence Means and How you Can Acquire It? -- Ron Edwards
If you are looking for English teaching jobs in Japan than before you apply for some job you should have a document called “status of residence”. This document actually means that you have passed ...

Traveling To Japan For The First Time -- Jenna Sawin
Looking for a place to go to? Why not tour Japan and explore this amazing country? Tourists have frequented this country because it is a place extensive of stunning sceneries and tourist spots. ...

Are You Ready For a Visit to Japan? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! You're almost ready to go sightseeing in Japan! There are just a few additional important concepts for you to master and then you'll be ready to go! You may need to ask ...

How Not to Take the Wrong Train in Japan! -- Peter Galante
The last thing you want is to get lost in Japan. You'll probably be using public transportation. And, you'll certainly need to ask for directions. It's important that you understand where ...

Kimono Fashion Evolution -- Alton J Trevino
Many Japanese wore Kimonos in Ancient Japan. Kimono styles have changed with the times as with any fashion but the modern Kimono still bears a striking resemblance to those of ancient Japan. The ...

A Guide To Japanese Customs -- Isabella Olsen
Do you want to go on an electronics shopping spree while eating all the sushi you've always dreamed of? If so, a trip to Japan is in order. Before you pack your bags, though, make sure you take ...

Learn Japanese - Speaking Fluent Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! By now, you've seen just how exciting Japanese onomatopoeia can be. It's time for you to go one step further. If you'd like to talk about people who talk too much ...

Japanese Phrases -- Nicholas Kemp
One of the great and convenient aspects of the Japanese language is the kimarimoku - set Japanese phrases or set expressions. If you have been studying Japanese for sometime you probably know some of ...
Re: Japanese Phrases -- Karla Hartzell
is there a phrase between students and teachers that goes something like " beating the student with kindness? Have you learned to interpret this phrase?

The Art to Japanese Conversation -- Nicholas Kemp
Silence is sometimes considered golden. In Japan, silence is communication. Speech is often considered unnecessary and sometimes even seems to obstruct harmonious interpersonal relationships. ...

Japanese Words and Phrases -- Nicholas Kemp
Everyone knows some Japanese. You probably have heard or know the meanings of these Japanese words; kamikaze, geisha, kimono, karaoke, samurai and so on. Many Japanese words and phrases have deep ...

Learn Japanese With Seven Effective and Fun Methods -- Nicholas Kemp
Japanese is considered by most people to be a very difficult language to learn. Learning Japanese isn't easy, but it isn't that difficult to learn if you use different study methods and ...

Japan - The Land of the Rising Sun -- Sebastian Harley
Many of us aren't completely clear on what Japan has to offer us as a tourist. It is a land where the past meets up with the future. Deep in heritage and culture but on the absolute cutting edge ...

Japan - Understanding the Land -- Sebastian Harley
Japan is a country that is comprised of over 3,000 islands. It is a modern day juxtaposition of things that seem to be a contradiction in everything we know. This, then, can be both one of its ...

Learn Japanese - Speaking Fluent Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! By now, you've seen just how exciting Japanese onomatopoeia can be. It's time for you to go one step further. If you'd like to talk about people who talk too much ...

Learn Japanese - My Sincerest Apologies -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! There are times when you need to apologize. It's hard enough to say you're sorry, but not knowing whether to do it in formal or informal Japanese can make a tough ...

Learn This Japanese Before It's Too Late! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese! You ask business representatives a lot of questions. But, I'll bet that one you ask all the time is, "What are your hours?" In Japan, you'll find yourself needing to ask this ...

One Word You Can't Speak Japanese Without! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! You know by now that to speak Japanese correctly, you have to know the conjugations of the te form front and back. Whether you want to say, "May I take a picture?" or "You ...

I'm Sick! Here's How to Get Help at the Hospital in Japan! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! Formal introductions might not be fun, but they are a fact of life. Depending on who you're talking to, the way you present yourself can be drastically different. One of the ...

Formal and Informal Japanese - Do You Know the Difference? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! To come across the right way, you need to know when and how to use formal and informal Japanese. Whether you're talking to a new acquaintance, a friend, an elder, and so on, ...

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese -- Chris Chardon
One aspect of Japanese that confuses beginning students is the plethora of verb pairs. They seem to be everywhere, but unlike English, where you generally either have one word that works for both ...

Getting Started With Japanese Onomatopoeia! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! You might not be familiar with the word "onomatopoeia," but it describes a type of word you probably use all the time. Do you say things such as, "bang," "smack," or "woof?" If ...

The Most Critical Japanese Questions -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! When visiting Japan, you might have some difficulty getting around. The sights and sounds of the city may be confusing and not at all what you're used to. That's why ...

How to Speak Japanese in Minutes -- Matthew L Carter
In this article I am not going to hammer you with "the best way to learn Japanese is this or that" etc... there are lots of great ways to learn Japanese and I am sure you will find one that suites ...

Learning To Speak Japanese In Japan Guide -- John J Thompson
If your learning to speak Japanese in japan then you have a chance to learn from the best right? Thats possible, but whats more important to learning Japanese is how you learn it. In the end of this ...

Japanese Self-Introductions - Make a Great First Impression -- Peter Galante
As you know, you only get one chance to make a great first impression. When you're in Japan, you'll need to quickly and confidently tell people who you are, where you're from, and what ...

Spending New Year's in Japan! -- Peter Galante
One of the most important celebrations in many cultures happens on New Year's. Just think about all the fun things we do in America, from the countdown to the New Year's kiss. Japan has all ...

You Can Be in a Japanese Grand Prix! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Are you trying to stay abreast of Japanese current events? If you are, here's one you'll love. It's called the New Word and Buzzword-of-the-Year Grand Prix. What ...

The Right Way to Sightsee in Japan -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! When you visit Japan, you'll most certainly do a whole lot of sightseeing. It will be great fun, but there are a few things you need to know first. For example, you'll ...

An Uncommon Method To Learn Japanese -- japanesereview.com
When faced with the daunting task of trying to learn a language perceived to be as difficult as Japanese, many learners are afraid to "take the plunge," so to speak. However, in addition to standard ...

In Japan Teaching Is Profession Is Pleasurable -- Wade Robins
In Japan, necessitate for English-speaking citizens has in recent times risen to marathon magnitude. With this increase in claim, finding a job teaching English in Israel is easier than ever for ...

How to Learn Japanese - The Two Fastest Methods -- John Cruz
If you want to know how to learn Japanese fast then you need to know two vital rules. There are many ways you can learn the Japanese language, but most methods are slow. To get the most results from ...
Re: How to Learn Japanese - The Two Fastest Methods -- Nick Kemp
Apart from learning the basics and putting in lots of quality study time I recommend these two methods 1. Immerse yourself in anything Japanese. Learn as much as you can about the culture and social ...

Teach English in Japan: the Grand Adventure -- Tom Aaron
In late 1980s Japan and into the 1990s, some English teachers were earning $50.00 to $100.00 an hour while the basic minimum salary for English teachers was 250,000 yen per month. The government ...

Festive Japan -- Richard Greaves
With its ancient traditions and unique culture, Japan is blessed with many refined and beautiful festivals and ceremonies. Many of these mark the changing of seasons and natural phenomena such as the ...

Unique Japan -- Richard Greaves
Japan is one the world's most enigmatic countries. Still rooted in an ancient tradition that makes life into a series of rituals, it is nonetheless one of the most dynamic and modern nations in ...

Kakigori is a Cup of Ice Flake You Can Eat in Japan -- Sakura Kyoto
Snow cone eating is the easiest way to become cool within ten minutes in hot summer days, and it is also true in Kyoto, Japan. In Kyoto, as you know, we have very hot and humidified weather in summer ...

Taking a Look at the Government of Japan -- Mike Selvon
If you are not familiar with the government of Japan, then the thought of having a ceremonial figurehead that is the great symbol, may seem a little different. This is the role that the Japanese ...

Is it Hard to Adapt to Living in Japan? -- Mike Selvon
The idea of moving to Japan for school or for work has become extremely popular in recent times. The country offers many great opportunities for people who are not native to the country. The thrill ...

Next Stop in Japan - Yours! -- Peter Galante
Public transportation is big in Japan. You'll probably need to catch a bus at some point. So, you will want to ask questions such as, "is this bus bound for Tokyo?" You'll probably also need ...

Taking a Tour at Central Japan -- Tomoko Asai
Japan is a wonderful country where tourists and travelers do not hesitate to visit. Central Japan has majestic northern ranges and because of the expanded expressway system, the Nagoya residents do ...

Getting Japan Information and More -- Tomoko Asai
Many people go to Japan to have a great time but before that, they get a lot of Japan information first. Why? Japan is place full of remarkable cities and huge shopping places that is why getting ...

Going Out for Japan Sightseeing -- Tomoko Asai
Japan is a country that is surrounded by temples and shrines. However, it has also a modern feel to it. With the wonderful sights in Nagoya and the ski resorts in Nagano, your Japan sightseeing would ...

First Impressions On My First Trip To Japan -- Stuart Cheese
One of the perks of being the UK Director of Operations for a travel company is… you get to travel a lot. A recent destination One World Tours decided to add was Japan and I was thrilled to get to ...

Surviving One Day On Vending Machines (in Japan) -- David John Martin
Japan is home of the 'vending machine' so what better place to conduct an experiment to find out if you can survive one day using only vending machines. The experiment involved living from ...

Do You Know Where You're Going in Japan? -- Peter Galante
Let's say you're in Japan and want to take a bus to Tokyo station. Do you know what to ask? What about if you're planning a tour of Japan? Will you be able to ask where the tour is going ...

Colds in Japan -- Tom Aaron
Some Americans in Japan don't go to the doctor's if they have a cold. Japanese eyes grow as they remark on this to other Japanese and ask other Americans why not. My reply, which is you need ...

Where to Get a Drink in Japan -- Peter Galante
You might not believe how hard it can be to get an inexpensive beer in Japan. But, Miki is here to tell us all about it. Better yet, she gives us some tips about how to get around the problem! In ...

Discover The Easy Life in Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Your Japanese sounds great, but Ill bet there's still a lot you'd like to learn. It's here in this great article! Here's just one example of what you'll be ...

Important Information About Allergies in Japan! -- Peter Galante
Are you allergic to anything? Some people get mild cases of hay fever. Other people are deathly allergic to things such as peanuts. Do you know how to talk about your allergies in Japanese? Can you ...

Japanese You Can Do Without? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! Your Japanese is coming along great, so keep up the good work. You're ready to tell your friends, "I've been learning Japanese rapidly online without missing a single ...

Finding Your Way in Japan -- Peter Galante
"Does this bus go to Nagano Station?" Sounds like a pretty common question, huh? You might just need to ask something similar to get around in Japan. You will also need to understand how to talk ...

Important Periods in the History of Japan -- Nancy Eben and Gagan Makin
The history of Japan is greatly supported by the archaeological evidences indicating the people started living on this island in upper Paleolithic period. It's divided into several periods, which ...

Top Five Travel Tips in Japan -- Dino Ng
Japan has always been a nice to go country, with their superb service which is well known in the world and the never-ending scenic spots found in the country. In addition, if you are a hot spring ...

How To Speak Japanese Politely in Japan -- Takanori Tomita
If you are visiting to Japan for business, and try to speak in Japanese, you need to be careful. Being polite is very important in Japan, especially for business. In Japanese, using the ...

Learn How To Count Numbers In Japanese Language -- Takanori Tomita
Counting numbers in Japanese language is quite easy, because they are logically made from combination of the Japanese numbers 1 - 10. All you have to remember is how to count, 1 - 10 100, 1000, and ...

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F.Y.I. Tokyo/Japan: Visas -- tokyocooney
Some more info on Visas in Japan. As I said in the video, Visas are a very complicated matter and the rules are rather vague and handled case by case. Hopefully the web links below will help you out. ...

Tokyo, Japan - The History of Tokyo -- Harry Preston
In feudal times, the current prefecture of Tokyo was part of the province of Musashi, and more specifically. After the defeat of those facing Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1590, it allowed the nine provinces ...

Work in Tokyo Japan, do I need a working visa? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm a full-time college student and i'm planning to work over the summer. What do I need to do? I would like to work in Tokyo Japan just for this summer, maybe as entertainer because I heard ...

Are there some good Japanese learning materials for English speaking toddlers? -- answers.yahoo.com
You know, there are a bunch of DVDs and CDs for kids who want to learn English. Are there something like that: Japanese learning materials for English speaking toddlers?

I would like to teach English in Japan but why is it so difficult for an Asian to get an ESL job in Japan -- answers.yahoo.com
I am an Asian but I received an English medium education since young, went to top schools in my country and graduated with a BA. My English is of native level, with General Cambridge ...

Can I marry my japanese fiance and stay in japan with her -- answers.yahoo.com
Well i have been with my fiance for sometime now,she would come to USA often and see me,recently i asked her to marry me.She said yes,but only if i live in japan.Is this possible for me to stay in ...

Travel Japan and Enjoy It -- Tomoko Asai
Looking for a place to go to? Why not travel Japan and explore this amazing country? Tourists have frequented this country because it is a place full of beautiful sceneries and tourist spots. ...

Learning About Japanese History -- Tomoko Asai
One of the most interesting topics in world history is the Japanese history. as we all know, Japan has experienced years of isolation from the outside world but it did not prevent Japan from rising. ...

Knowing the Rich Japanese Culture -- Tomoko Asai
The Japanese culture has developed over the years. From the ancient and classical Japan, to the birth of the samurais, and now a modern Japanese culture came to exist. Of course, many neighboring ...

You Will Love Skiing Japan -- Bradley J Davis
When people talk about skiing deep powder snow, they have a tendency to think of Alaska, Canada or the U.S. In recent years this chain of thought has been transformed into thinking of Japan, to be ...

Autumn in Japan! -- Peter Galante
In this article inspired by Miki's blog, learn about the autumn tradition in Japan called Tsukimi, or "moon viewing." Discover the Japanese version of the man in the moon and some ways that the ...

What You Need to Know About the Seasons in Japan -- Peter Galante
How about this weather? Don't you find that many casual conversations turn to the weather? What if you want to say in Japanese, "It's warm for autumn, isn't it?" Can you name the months ...

Article 3 – Start Your Japanese Training Here -- Sparksy
Let’s start with something very simple, like saying hello. If you’re answering a phone and saying hello in Japanese, you’d say moshimoshi. Simple enough? And when you end your conversation, ...

Do Teachers Unions do more harm than good in Japan? -- Kevin Burns
As a young man and being rather left wing, I scoffed at the suggestion that unions were not all good. My father pointed out how they can try to intimidate employees to get their way. Being young and ...

Learn Japanese Culture - Japanese Superstitions 1 - Fact Or Fiction? -- Peter Galante
Japanese Superstitions: Fact or Fiction? Every culture has interesting superstitions. For example, what do you do when you spill salt? What about if you accidentally break a mirror? People do an ...
Re: Learn Japanese Culture - Japanese Superstitions 1 - Fact Or Fiction? -- Corina Tapia
Hello I am a student from Oregon in the United States and in our World Studies Class we have to do a culture interview so if you are interested please email me back. thank you

Please Don't Do This in Japanese! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese the easy way! Your Japanese is coming along nicely. But, there is still much to learn. Do you know how to ask someone politely not to do something? For example, can you say, "Please ...

Who Are You Being Compared to in Japan? -- Peter Galante
You already know how to ask which of two things someone prefers. That's great, but do you know how to express your own opinions? You will need to make affirmative comparisons such as "my new job ...

Japanese Roommate Rivalry Part 2 - What the Heck Were You Thinking? -- Peter Galante
Yasu and Momo are at it again. This time, their hilarious bickering teaches you the Okayama dialect for incredibly common sentences. This is the article for you if you've ever said, "this ...

Japanese Roommate Rivalry Part 1 - Give Me a Break! -- Peter Galante
Yasu and Momo, everybody's favorite bickering roommates, are going strong. But, it's not all idle chat. They'll teach you how to say some incredibly versatile conversational phrases using ...

Japanese You'll Have a Hard Time Believing! -- Peter Galante
Being in doubt isn't fun, but it's a fact of life. You are ready to learn to express doubt in Japanese. And, there are some popular phrases that you'll only get from this article! Say ...

Passive Voice Part 1 - Learn to Speak Polite Japanese -- Peter Galante
Without even realizing it, you speak in the passive voice all the time. Instead of saying, "My mother yelled at me," you might say, "I was yelled at by my mother." The passive voice is even more ...

Discover Important Tips on How to Relocate to Japan -- Benny Horowitz
When you relocate to Japan, you can apply for an International Driving Permit. You are required to have a valid driver's license from your home country. They're valid for one year or until ...

Discover 6 Important Tips on How to Relocate to Japan -- Benny Horowitz
Japan, located in eastern Asia, has a large population of 127 million plus people. Modern cities like Tokyo support a majority of the population and offers everything you could wish for in one ...

I Want to Learn How to Speak Japanese Online - Is it Too Difficult? -- Richard A Cox
So, you want to learn Japanese? Well, you've come to the right place. No, you're not going to learn it from an article, but you will get some insights as to how you can do this, not only for ...

Japan Tourist Attractions & Must See Places in Japan -- Gokhan Ozbal
Identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun", Japan is a country which is comprised of islands . As a travel destination, it offers a fascinating time for the visitors. A wide range of attractions, ...

Japan And The Intensity Of Its Language -- Jo
Japan is an island nation situated in the Pacific Ocean, and lies east of the Sea of Japan, North Korea, South Korea, The People’s Republic of China and Russia. The country stretches from the Sea ...

Thee Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan -- Howard Meguro
Spring brings forth the crisp air, emerging greenery and Cherry Blossoms in Japan. Cherry Blossoms, "Sakura" is the national flower of Japan and is held in reverence throughout Japan. A large number ...
Re: Thee Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan -- cunning linguist
I can see how important the Cherry Blossom viewing is in Japan. It was a significant scene in the film "Geisha".

The Elegance of the Japanese Alphabet -- John Hubert
The Japanese Alphabet is an elegant system of writing that consists of two main scripts known as the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. It's these two writing scripts that comprise the some 100 ...

Midnight in Tokyo - The City of Never Ending Excitements -- Oca Ong
Some say that Tokyo is perhaps among the world's least appealing cities by day; on the other hand, when one sees Tokyo at night, the praises seem to be endless. The dullness fades away, and the ...

How to Learn the Japanese Alphabet -- John Hubert
The Japanese alphabet consists of two main scripts, collectively known as the 'kana'. These are the hiragana and katakana scripts. Mastery of these two syllabaries is essential for anyone who ...

Tips on Teaching English in Japan -- J Finnis
The key to successful English teaching in Japan is remembering most Japanese learners have already had 6 years plus of English lessons at school. They are not looking for more of the same. Here's ...

Teach English in Japan - Where to Find Jobs -- Kevin Ramsey
There are a few ways to obtain a job teaching English in Japan, however most ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers find employment in one of the ...

Intriguing Japan Holiday -- Harish S Kohli
JAPAN IS A PUZZLE Japan cut itself off from the rest of the world for two hundred years between 1641 and the 1853, and during that time the only foreigners allowed to remain were a handful of traders ...

Yokoso Japan -- Mahendrasingh Singh
Japan the 'Land of the Rising Sun' comprises of a cluster of over 3,000 islands. Apart from many a large islands like Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku and volcanoes like Mount Fuji, Japan ...

How to Learn Japanese Online Through the Kana -- John Hubert
Knowing how to learn Japanese online is no easy task. There are a myriad of online courses out there that claim to be the best, but just how effective are they all? Obviously unless if you've ...

History and Clothing in Ancient Japan -- Christopher Schwebius
Japanese history includes alternating periods of isolation and revolutionary influences from the rest of the world. As early as the Jomon period from about 14000BC to 300 BC, Japan had a ...
Re: History and Clothing in Ancient Japan -- Paul
really interested in learning more about history of ancient japanese clothing ( and clothing of other ancient cultures too ). Anybody got any good links ? Here's what I have and want to flesh it ...

I'm Dressed to Thrill Because I'm Traveling to Japan -- Neil Simon
Travelers like me know that April is the time to see the cherry blossom in Tokyo, the largest city in Asia. I see Tokyo as the most western face of the east. The buildings are tall and modern western ...

Introduction to Teaching English in Japan -- J Finnis
Would you like the chance to spend some time in Japan but feel turned off by whistle-stop package tourist trips? If so, teaching English may be the answer. There is no better way to get to know a ...

Finding English Teaching Work in Japan -- J Finnis
Chain schools There aren't many stations you can exit without seeing the huge neon signs of the large English school chains lighting up the night sky. These are often referred to as the McDonalds ...

The Best Places to Ski in Japan -- Adam Claydon-Platt
When most people think of Skiing Japan, they think of Niseko. Niseko, which is located in Japan's northern-most island of Hokkaido, has recently become "the" place for foreigners to come to ski ...

Try Ski Jobs in Japan For a Totally New Experience! -- Adam Claydon-Platt
There are many places in the world to do Ski Jobs. Some of the most famous places include Canada, the Alps in Europe, New Zealand, and more recently, Japan. Each has it's own strengths and ...

The Fastest and Best Way to Learn Japanese -- Adam Claydon-Platt
Everybody says Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn... I really don't know why though, because it's actually one of the easiest! I think the two major hurdles people are talking ...

Resort Jobs in Japan - Much More Fun Than English Teaching -- Adam Claydon-Platt
Are you interested in going to Japan? Until recently, if you wanted to work in Japan, your options were limited to English Teaching, or bar work. But now, thanks to the huge ski tourism boom Japan is ...

Teach In Japan As A Way To Travel To Japan For Free -- Craig M Desorcy
Japan is a wonderful place to experience but just traveling to Japan for a week or two will not even scratch the surface of what Japan truly has to offer. To really get the full experience Japan has ...

Re: private tutors -- Eric Roth
Good question. I would also be curious to find out about that website - especially if it was in both English and Japanese.

English Teaching in Japan -- Mistina Thomson
"Welcome to the land of the rising sun. This is a country that is known for friendliness and also its prowess in technology. We have all heard of Toyota's and Nissan's prowess in the global ...

Everyone Needs To Learn English In Japan -- Mistina Thomson
"There were days when your intellect as a Japanese would be measured in terms of how well you knew the different dialects of the Japanese language. All that is slowly changing nowadays. What I hear ...
Re: Everyone Needs To Learn English In Japan -- Eric Roth
Thank you for sharing your insights and capturing the changing language needs of Japanese students and adults. I currently teach ESL and writing at an elite private university in California, but ...

Japanese words -- ray
OHAYOU GOZAIMASU-Good Morning KONNICHIWA-Good Afternoon KONBANWA-Good Evening OYASUMI NASAI-Good Night MATA NE-See you soon O GENKI DESU KA?-How are you? TAKE CARE-ki o tsukete ne TABUN SUKI KAMO-I ...

How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- John J Thompson
How to say hello in Japanese largely depends upon when you say it. This is very much like different greetings and salutations used in English at different times of day or night. There are set rules ...
Re: How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- jess
BLAH BLAH MOSHI MOSHI
Re: How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- Brittany
Actually, only one word in japanese Konnichiwa moshi moshi is when you answer phone you say 'moshi moshi'

English Teaching in Japan -- Keanna
Is it possible to get an English teaching related job in Japan without a Bachelor's Degree? I am extremely interested in Japan and it's ever deepening culture. I would love to find a job that ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- paulafromtwoson
Keanna, Hi, I don't know how long ago your question was posted, but I thought I'd go ahead try to answer your question. My husband and I are in a similar situation as you--we're both very ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- Greg
Do you know how degrees are verified through immigration? I have the original and transcripts. I also have the schools address and phone number. I'm asking because sometimes I run across ads that ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- christine Mueller
yeah its possible. i had no experience whatsoever and knew no japanese and worked at a place called Peppy Kids Club. the best place by the way, i'd love to go back. if u applly, apply for full ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- Jon
It's possible if a school is willing to illegally employ you under the table but, in general, no.

Tokyo Haircut -- Chris
What the hell was the point of this video? Christ I want the last 5 minutes of my life back.

Tokyo at night -- Bobak
View of Shinjuku at night, Tokyo (taken from top of the New York Bar on the top of the Park Hyatt, the same bar from Lost in Translation) - If you have any questions (about the photo), please email ...

Tokyo street -- Bobak
Shibuya St. Tokyo - If you have any questions (about the photo), please email me at BobakUSC [at] yahoo [dot] com

Japanese Garden Pano, Cowra -- John O'Neill
Taken by John O'Neill

Narita Airport The Airport That Could've But Didn't? -- Fred Tittle
I don't know why but I expected more from Narita Airport outside Tokyo. I had such a good time in Japan when I was here in July as they have so many fun things to play with like the self service ...

A Poor Madman In Tokyo! -- Fred Tittle
Its on the bucket list but not at the top, when they said they needed to make an extra stop, you twisted their arm and managed to schedule a long layover between LA, Honolulu and Bangkok, so the ...

Top Ten Things to Do in Japan -- Jonathan Williams
Japan is one of the countries that have the best of both worlds. It's advanced in terms of technology, and yet, it has been able to retain its greatest heritage - its culture. Indeed, Japan has ...

Holidays and Everyday Life in Japan -- Jay Tillotson
Few countries could be more different to our way of life than Japan. The distinctive language, interesting food and instantly recognizable décor gives westerners on holiday to Japan an experience ...

The Cost Of Living In Japan -- Jim Sherard
Japan, and especially it's capital city of Tokyo, have been notoriously famous throughout the years as being among the world's most expensive places to live. Those who have experienced a ten ...

The Magic Of Kyoto -- Jim Sherard
Japan. The name evokes images of cherry blossoms and temples, of Samurai and Kimono clad Geisha. The contemporary Japan of today is a diverse conglomeration of history and tradition merging with a ...

Roppongi: Tokyo's Premier Night Spot -- Jim Sherard
If you're looking for a night out on the town the famous entertainment hub of Tokyo known as Roppongi is a must see. Though the origin of the name is unknown, the word Roppongi literally means ...

Sports In Japan -- Jim Sherard
Watching and participating in various sports are popular activities in Japan enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. The origin of sports in Japan dates back to the twelfth century, when ...

The Coffee Shops Of Japan -- Jim Sherard
With Japan rated as the third largest coffee consumer in the world, it comes as no surprise that coffee shops (kissatens) abound, with Tokyo alone home to over ten thousand. Shops come in all sizes ...

Tokyo Reflections -- Jim Sherard
The setting sun cast a shimmering hue of gold across the cerulean sea as I made my way past the outcropping of rock that dotted the pristine shoreline. I was making good time, though thoughts of why ...

Teaching English In Japan: What To Expect -- Jim Sherard
The economic boom that swept Japan in the 1980's brought with it not only a period of wealth and prosperity, but also a sudden surge in a desire to study English. Fueled in part by Japan's ...
Re: Teaching English In Japan: What To Expect -- Mukund
Hello Mr. Jim, Thanks for giving very detail information about Teaching in Japan. Now, there is lot of development in Online sites too. Apart from academic teaching, there is a large group who are ...

The Bicycle In Japan -- Jim Sherard
One of the first things that foreigners arriving in Japan are often surprised by are the vast number of bicycles that can be seen careening through the city streets and sidewalks. Almost everyone, ...

Hokkaido: Japan's Last Frontier -- Jim Sherard