“There is no such thing as true friendship with Japanese people,” or so I’ve heard a bunch of times. Is this really true? Or is there something we need to examine further when people make this statement?

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Aoi revisits her hometown and sees it anew. Mizhelle gets pensive as she goes to a shrine for cutting ties. Mihyun drinks, and drinks again.

A Filipino, a Japanese and a Korean – let this troublesome trio take you to the breathtaking scenes of Kyoto, as they forge friendship with good food, great fun, and a gargantuan appetite for Nihonshu… I mean life. An appetite for life and all its ups and downs.

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For foreigners living in Japan, mental health care is even more challenging as choices are limited and practices are sometimes left unchecked. This video is about a terrible experience I had with an American counselor in Tokyo. It still baffles me how this person is allowed to practice to this day, given that his behavior is offensive and questionably legal.


Of Flowers and Lanterns: The Zama Sunflower Festival and the Asakusa Tōrō Nagashi
Summer is sizzling and what better way to beat the heat than to enjoy festivals?

Mother Farm in Chiba:A three-hour ride from Tokyo Station, Mother Farm is a good place to visit if you want a relaxed day trip where you can be surrounded by lush greenery and adorable animals.

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All the studying I did back when I was in my home country amounted to very little success in communicating in Japan. My skills eventually improved, but not through books or exams. This video shows how I honed my skills, and no, it doesn’t really have anything to do with mushrooms, but who doesn’t like eringi, right?

A step-by-step guide on how to use Hot Pepper Beauty to make salon reservations in Japan.

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Feeling unhappy in love? Add these six words to your Japanese vocabulary! Probably won’t change how you feel, but at least you’d have learned something.