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  1. Badgerblack

    Japanese Teak Chair. Does anyone know anything?

    Hello. My sister has recent bought this Japanese chair. The main body of the chair is one piece of teak wood. It has been in a Japanese family for around 100 years, so is certainly older than this. It was would love to know more about it, if anyone knows anything.
  2. natalieecer

    Beer Market Research in Japan

    Hello everyone! I am an International Business for Asia student at Rotterdam Business School in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My project group is currently doing beer market research in Japan, and unfortunately we have not enough responses. So I am asking all of you wonderful people here to help...
  3. M

    Request Looking for a Japanese immigrant who lives in the U.S. to answer some interview questions

    Hello. I have a cultural interview project for my Food and Culture class, and I chose to study Japanese culture over the semester as it is the culture that interests me the most. I am to compare/contrast my culture with someone from Japan. I do not know anyone personally from Japan, which is why...
  4. E

    From Italy I'm searching for the woman in the picture from 1977

    Hi, I'm a 37 y.o. italian woman from Italy: going through family's pictures I've found a picture of a Japanese young lady, dated 1977.1.3 . Just said that nobody from my family has never been to Japan, nor any other contacts with japanese people (such as for work reasons, or travels, etc.) so I...
  5. Stroopwafel

    Question View of Japanese people on the aging of Japan

    Hello! We are two Dutch high school students who are writing a paper about Japan's aging population for school. As foreigners, it's pretty hard for us to find a lot of information about the views the Japanese people themselves have on the issue. Therefore, we made this survey to ask you about...
  6. shokushock

    食 × shock

    Do you know the daily food of Japanese? We don't eat sushi every day.
  7. soeno

    Preparing for the SPI test (aptitude test during the job-hunting process) in English?

    First off, the company claimed that they will conduct the test both in Japanese and English ( so you can choose) and I have to take it at a test center. I will know the detail only at the company briefing session in April so it's all about speculating and preparing for now. Kindly let me know...
  8. Seiko

    Japan “Sayonara Tax.” International tourists pay before departure

    One of my co-workers reading the USA Today news paper drop off a cut out article about Japan travel. Knowing i am about to travel out there for work, He wanted to to get my opinion on it. I got a little upset but laugh telling him this year was my last year traveling there. This other person...
  9. D

    Question Can someone translate this please?

    Hello everyone, someone could help me translate these four texts, I would really appreciate it: D Text1: あの支衛君が "人妻" なんかに手を出すわけが... Text2: だってそこに行くならまず私に手を出すはずだもん! text3: 続きは...互いに 生き残ってからだ! Text4: メテ火隕右 Thanks :D
  10. T

    New Podcast About News in Japan!

    Hello Everyone, My name is Trajan Agrippa and I'm brand new to this forum. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself and my new show at the same time. I have a new podcast that covers everything that's happing in Japan. It's called the "News of Japan With Trajan Agrippa." It's...
  11. candra41

    Question Help me, missing song title

    [youtube] Please help me, I really like this song, but I don't know the song title. thanks for those who answered ^^
  12. tsugiwajapan

    My new youtube channel - Tsugi wa Japan

    Hi guys, I started a new youtube channel a month ago about japan, and I wanted to share it with you. Here is my last video so far : Don't hesitate to tell me what you think about it :emoji_wink::emoji_thumbsup: Thanks and enjoy !!
  13. C

    Help Total newbee, I have no idea

    okay so my head is spinning on all this research I’m trying to do, and I just need some advice. Firstly, I want to start studying Japanese online (beginner level) Where do I start? What course do I take? Can I study with TAFE? I’m aiming to teach English in Japan even translating, or tutor. I...
  14. SMiles

    Hello everyone.

    I am new to any kind of forum, but I thought I would introduce myself and see where this goes! I am SMiles and I have joined here in hopes of furthering my knowledge about all things Japan. I had the good fortune to live in Japan for a year some 30 years ago. The culture was amazing and I...
  15. N

    Shinkansen from Tokyo to spend 1 day somewhere else in Japan, where?

    Hi everyone :) I'm finally going to Japan at the end of this month. I'll be staying for around 10 days and I want to try the world-famous bullet train. My accommodation is in central Tokyo, so I'll catch an early train to wherever I go so I can make the most of my day before coming back. Now I...
  16. Bexy Jones

    Help Advice needed on TEFL and finding a job at a school after TEFL..

    Hello, I am currently looking for advice on TEFL courses and getting work in Japan. I plan on starting an online TEFL course next month but I would love to know more about which one would be best to take (which website etc). I would preferably like to find a place that could help me find a job...
  17. AdrianLe

    Working holiday visa Japan

    Hello, I'm looking for some officials info about working holiday visa Japan, anybody know websites or something ? Thanks
  18. tsugiwajapan

    Is Japan safe?

    Hi everyone ! As I'm new here, let me introduce myself. My name is Alex and I have been living in Japan since almost 2 years and I just started a youtube channel where I want to share my experience and places in Japan. don't hesitate to tell me what you think about the videos. and sorry for my...
  19. A

    Undergraduate MEXT 2019, should I bother?

    Even though, the Japanese Embassy state the academic requirements for the MEXT undergraduate is... “Applicants must have completed 12 years of regular school education or graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.” However I have read the fine lines that say...
  20. Mike Cash

    Tokyo Vehicle Registrations: 1935

    Last night I was rummaging through Tokyo Metro Police annual reports in the national archives and in the 1935 edition found this page of charts showing the 10 year trend in Tokyo vehicle registrations, which I found rather interesting. I think it may be safe to say that bicycles are what...
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