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The Benefits of Learning Japanese as a Second Language

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Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass

Learning a second language is a brilliant addition for your CV and your general set of skills.

Being bilingual positively affects your life and can open you up to numerous amazing opportunities. You will develop your mental capacities in that you will become much more attentive and your problem solving skills will become much sharper and quicker.

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Cat Cafés in Japan

For many people about the world, the dog is man’s best friend. However, in Japan, things are pretty different. The crowded streets of cities like Tokyo and Osaka mean that keeping any pet can be very difficult, let alone exercising an animal like a dog. Furthermore, apartments and rented accommodations forbid the keeping of pets in many of Japan’s cities: this is where cat cafés come in, people just hire a cat for an hour or two.

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The Best Apps To Get Around In Japan

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Photo Credit: JD Hancock

Many travelers want to know more about the different mobile for improving their trip to Japan. This is one of the most high-tech countries in the world, so it’s no surprise that you can get quite a bit of support. If you’re in this boat, then look no further – the following apps will enhance your experience and make getting around that much easier. A quality app is a surprisingly beneficial addition to any trip, so take a look at what you can find!

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Dos and Donts for Foreigners in Japan

Photo by: Christian Kaden

Photo by: Christian Kaden

Japan, also known as land of the rising sun, is an interesting country to take a vacation in. It is the ideal country to visit if you want to experience a totally different culture, customs and traditions. The way of life in Japan may seem strange to most of you at first. But in time you will get used to it and actually love it. Here are a few dos and don’ts that you should observe while out there.

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Harajuku Style

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Photo by: Extra Medium

Japan is famous for its fashion and hairstyles. Some of which are pretty extreme. One of most popular styles is Harajuku. But what exactly is Harajuku?


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Top Attractions in Japan Every Tourist Should Visit

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Photo by Stuck in Customs on Flickr

If you are planning a trip to Japan, you are probably going on a visit that you only take once in a lifetime. While in Japan, you will want to take advantage of seeing all the top spots in the least time possible. There are not that many places in the world that have the kind of mystique that Japan does. Even though Japan has gained a lot of attention in the past few decades due to its booming economic success, there is still a lot about Japan that remains unknown. To really find out what Japan is all about, you will have to take the time out to visit the place. If you are planning on taking a trip to Japan, a great way to begin your journey is by visiting some of the top attractions Japan offers.

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Understanding Geisha Culture

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The Geisha: one of Japan’s most famous, but also misunderstood cultural icons. A common misconception is that these illusive women are some kind of high-class call girl, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In short, their role is simply to entertain clients, male and female, with conversation, dance, music and drink pouring.

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Skiing in Japan; Niseko and Rusutsu

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Being frequent skiers for many years and after exploring many of the European slopes our group decided to venture across the big pond and see what else we could find. After browsing the web for what seemed like forever we started looking through reviews and blogs relating to Japan. Although Japan is seems quite small it has hundreds of ski resorts, so after much deliberation we decided to pack our skis and see what they had to offer.

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Hints on How to Get A Flight Upgrade

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How many times have you boarded an aircraft and looked longingly at the plush first or business class cabin, before heading to your seat in the crowded economy section? The simple solution to getting one of the premium seats is to buy a premium priced ticket, but these can be many times more expensive than sitting in the economy cabin. Some lucky travellers know the inside tips and tricks which they use on a regular basis and get upgraded to the expensive seats, for free. Here’s how to do it…

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5 Most Famous Sushi Bars In Japan

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Sushi is a delectable food choice for many people who live or vacation in Japan. Using rice, fish, vegetables and a variety of different flavorings, enjoying a sushi meal is a cultural and tasty experience. For those who live in or are just visiting Japan, you cannot really experience Japan until you eat in a great sushi restaurant. While Japan may have a variety of sushi restaurants to choose from, here are five of the best.

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