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Japanese conductor apologizes for “inconvenience of many foreign passengers being on the train”

Famed Japanese politeness wraps so far back around that it ends up being pretty rude on Osaka train. 423 more words



It seems a little inappropriate to talk about my experiences as a white Jew in a homogenous country of Japanese, while people are being shot in America because of the color of their skin. 547 more words

Westerners in Japan - Can they speak Japanese?【Video】

Nicknamed the “Devil’s Tongue” by Jesuit missionaries, Japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. So, how many Westerners in Japan can really speak it fluently? 251 more words


5 Ways to Improve Your Japanese Skills While in Japan

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. 27 more words


The Unsung Benefits of Marrying a Man Who Isn't Fluent in your Language

Fun at the Four Stories event at the Tokyo International Literary Festival 2016, where I answered questions about about multicultural, multilingual marriage; finding love in another world; and, of course, … 31 more words

Living Globally

Global Condemnations: Acts of Harassment & Vandalism Perpetrated by Japan's Gov Agents

Messages of support, sympathy and anger condemn Japanese gov. aggression

FIRE-EARTH Moderators have received hundreds of messages from our colleague and affiliates throughout the world strongly condemning the acts of harassment, vandalism and intimidation that are being perpetrated against our colleague in Japan by Abe government and their supporters. 75 more words

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"Amazing Kyoto" shows us sides of Japan's old capital we've never seen before — in two languages!

Kyoto, which was the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, is one of those cities that looks beautiful no matter what time of the year it is… 308 more words