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If you love all things kawaii, then you need Kawaii Box in your life! Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription box that will send you kawaii-themed products from Japan! Inside the boxes, you will find adorable plushies, unique stationary, snacks, and more!

Tsukimi, Japan’s Moon Viewing Festival

Tsukimi (月見, つきみ) is Japan’s moon festival. “Tsukimi” translates to “moon viewing,” as tsuki (月, つき) means moon and mi (見, み) means “to look.” As the name suggests, the festival honors the autumn moon.

Japanese Words for Different Family Members

Learn the Japanese words for different family members.

Most Common Konbini Foods and Drinks

Konbinis are an important part of life in Japan due to their countless services and convenience. Something konbinis are also known for is their food!

Obon: One of the Biggest Celebrations in Japanese Culture

Obon (お盆, おぼん) is an annual Japanese festival taking place August 13th to 15th. It is one of Japan’s three major holidays and has been celebrated for over 500 year

Learn Japanese

Basic Japanese: Asking and Receiving Directions

Basic Japanese: Asking and Receiving Directions

In one of our Study Saturday language series episodes on the Nihongo Master Podcast, Season 4 Episode 6, we looked at directions in Japanese. This is one of the basic Japanese knowledge that one should master when starting out with learning Japanese. In fact, we can also agree that this is a key essential in any traveller’s Japanese language travelling kit.

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Japanese Culture

Pride Events and LGBT Spaces in Japan

Pride Events and LGBT Spaces in Japan

LGBT advocates have been working hard to spread awareness and bring about equality for all. Younger generations have been especially vocal about their support of the LGBT community. In recent years, it has been reported that the vast majority of Japanese citizens support legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Just for Fun

16 Best Sites to Stream Anime in 2021

16 Best Sites to Stream Anime in 2021

All the anime lovers out there, this one’s for you! The Japanese animation is great and all, until it’s hard to find a platform that streams it. If you’re getting into this magical world of anime and don’t know where to start streaming, you’ve come to the right place. Even if you’re not a newbie and are looking for alternative options, stick around. In this article, we’ve highlighted some of the best websites to stream the latest anime in 2021. These 12 sites are a mix of free and paid platforms. Rest assured that all provide the best quality animation.

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Let’s Purikura! All you want to know about Japanese Photo Booths!

Let’s Purikura! All you want to know about Japanese Photo Booths!

I don’t know about you but I’ve noticed how popular those photo booth stickers are at the moment. When I first came to Japan, I was surprised at how popular they are in Japan, too.

Introducing “purikura”, the Japanese word for that exact thing we’re talking about. Before TikTok dances and Instagram filters became huge on the streets, purikura was top on the vain game.

So what exactly is it? How did it come about? Where can I find them? How do I take a purikura picture? All your answers are just a scroll down away!

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Freelancer and entrepreneur Azra Syakirah takes charge of the creative content for Nihongo Master’s blog and podcast, which she also hosts. While born and bred in Singapore, she has been living in Japan since 2018.

Usually tucked away in a cafe anywhere she goes, this experimental and versatile language enthusiast seeks to put her passion for linguistics and hunger for creativity into practice.