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Japan's Secret Language of Flowers
As spring brings warmer temperatures in the northern hemisphere, flowers are beginning to bloom…
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Wabi Sabi: Finding Perfection in the Imperfect

According to legend, the definition of Wabi sabi was never written…

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The World of Wagashi

In Japan, sweet treats are practically a way of life. You might know about the unique flavors of…

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Don't Eat in Public, and Other Rules of Social…

No matter where you go in the world, you’re likely to be tripped up by social etiquette: how to…

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Going the Extra Mile: Japan’s Long-Distance Running Culture
Japanese runners kick-off the New Year with the Hakone Ekiden race.
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Alumni Share: Adapting to your Environments with Jenna…

In this episode, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to…

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Steeped in Japanese Culture: Green Tea

Green tea is Japan’s most-consumed beverage, served first thing in the morning and with almost…

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Using Chopsticks in Japan
Did you know that there are rules for using chopsticks in Japan? Learn tips like why you shouldn't…
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Camp Zama medical translator pays it forward, assists…
Read about Yuko Sano, a medical translator at Camp Zama in Japan.
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