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The Merits of Plain Japanese

In 1995 the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the city of Kobe and its surroundings. Over 6,400 people tragically lost their lives during the disaster. According to Kyodo News, the Urban Disaster Research Institute in Tokyo revealed that one out of every 100 Japanese residents in the region suffered injuries. That ratio was nearly double for…

Japan Money Matters

This time the Kokoro Media team shares their experiences with money in Japan! We talk about the cost of living, how to save money, and the differences between our spending habits in Japan and in other countries. Participants for this edition are: – Ayane (Japan) – Anthony (USA) – Amelie (France)

Tips for Navigating the Rules of Japan

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines social norms as “the informal rules that govern behavior in groups and societies.” As a country with a famously high-context culture, Japan is known for having an endless amount of unspoken rules that conjure up conflicting feelings of fascination and frustration among foreign visitors and residents. In this inaugural…

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