Language-learning app mixes study and manga

Nov 24, 2013

Language-learning app mixes study and manga

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For those who came to Japan for the anime but are stuck instead studying flash cards for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an Osaka-based company has made it possible to kill two birds with one app. The JLPT Prep N4&N5 application by Wao Corp., ...

Jun 25, 2013

Western men, on Japanese women: book excerpts

• From "Understanding Japanese Women: Taking the Mystery Out of the Mysterious Women of Japan" by David J. Radtke: A few years back, while deeply entrenched in running a private English school here in Japan, I had the opportunity to work with a very unique ...

Jun 1, 2013

ASIJ student helping women rebuild community

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Sophia Slater, 17, felt she couldn't just sit back and do nothing when the monster earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. So she tried to find a way a teenager like her could help, apart from giving money or donating ...

American photographer recounts childhood in wartime Karuizawa

Aug 7, 2012

American photographer recounts childhood in wartime Karuizawa

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Hungarian-American photographer Tom Haar, 71, who spent several years of his childhood in wartime Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, says he wants to help promote the resort area once again "as an international cultural community." Haar returned to Karuizawa this summer and is holding an exhibition featuring ...