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On the streets of Akihabara, the otaku heaven, several girls can be seen handing out flyers to passers-by, trying to attract customers to the cafes they work at. Sounds pretty normal, except that they’re dressed in maid costumes, and they work at what are called maid cafes.
Counting In Japanese - Cardinal Numbers
Learning to count in Japanese effectively can be pretty frustrating, no thanks to the complex system used. This article condenses all the main information you need to know about counting cardinal numbers in Japanese.
Japanese Vending Machines
Vending machines are not unique to Japan. There are so many vending machines around the world. So what makes Japanese vending machines special?
Himeyuri Peace Museum
Everyone knows about the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, and the Peace Park in Nagasaki commemorating the atomic bombings in these two cities during World War II. Lesser known, but no less significant, is the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Okinawa.
Japanese School Sports Festival
Japanese school sports festivals are awe-inspiring to watch. Learn some bite-sized info about them in this article!
Bizarre Japanese Children Facts
Want to know about bizarre facts on Japanese kids that news reports will never feature? Then check out this article!
Japanese School Lunches
Japanese school lunches are so unique from the school lunch system in other countries that they deserve an entire article about them. Find out what’s so special about Japanese school lunches right here.
Japanese School Life
You might have an idea of what Japanese school life is like from Japanese TV dramas, anime and manga. Unfortunately, more often than not, such media are not accurate portrayals of reality. Here’s a brief intro to what life in Japanese schools are really like.
Language Spoken By Young Japanese
How well can you communicate with Japanese people? If you’re not familiar with the language spoken by young Japanese, then the answer is - you’re not quite there yet.
Japanese Language Tips: Using “I” and “You”
“Watashi” or “Atashi”? “Anata” or “Kimi”? This article talks about the usage of the various expressions of “I” and “You”.
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