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Trains in Tokyo

Trains, trains, da trains man! (Read this in Jamaican accent)

I’m not here to write about the typical Japanese train ettiequte that you already know by now! 1,036 more words

Japan, I still love you!

Oh japan…

My friends have been asking me to write an article about Japan for so long, I can’t even remember how many have asked me and since when, but I never really had the privilege that is free time to just sit down and write it. 3,180 more words

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


When fitting in is a sign that you're crazy

In Japan, it’s called “culture.”  Staying at work until late at night (or early in the morning) without overtime pay.  Maintaining perfect deference to your superiors even as they bully and abuse you.  275 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