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Do you highlight things but still forget them? AnkiSnap might be able to help!
Jun 17, 2016
Requested by the students themselves, the afternoon siesta is designed to improve concentration levels and protect the environment.
Dec 18, 2015
Do you easily get distracted by your surroundings when you ought to be working or studying? This might just be the kind of “personal space” you need!
Sep 30, 2015
Odds are at some point you’ve been part of an after-school study group with your classmates, either to help each other power through a difficult course or cram for an important exam. Maybe you got together at a friend’s place or took over a corner of your local coffee house, but in Japan, neither of those of those is really a viable choice of location.
Japanese homes are generally too small to host a large group of visitors. Meanwhile, the coffee break-loving country’s cafes tend to be packed when schools let out in the afternoon, so it’s often a serious challenge to find even a single empty seat in a Tokyo Starbucks, let alone adjacent ones for all your study buddies. So in response, clever Japanese students thought outside the box and discovered a trendy new venue for group study sessions: karaoke boxes.
Aug 27, 2015
In the west, there’s a wide range of stores selling affordable and cute fashion marketed towards teens, such as H&M, TopShop, Zara and Forever 21. But in Japan, one of the most popular places for picking up cute clothes is the interestingly named chain store Cecil McBee. With a name seemingly pilfered for some bizarre reason from Tulsa-born jazz musician Cecil McBee (he even tried to sue, but was unsuccessful), the chain has stores across Japan, with a main store located inside the trendy 109 shopping centre in Shibuya.
Now, however, the chain is branching out from fashion to release a range of educational books aimed at junior high school girls with adorably kawaii covers and illustrations. After all, you still want to look cute while you’re studying, don’t you?
Everyone has their own studying methods, but no matter which one you choose, learning a language boils down to mastering four things; reading, writing, listening and speaking. I know people who study so hard they literally memorize words out of a dictionary. There are also the people who think that the best way to pick up a language is to live in the native country and speak the lingo as much as possible.
I believe in practicing over studying. And by “practicing”, I mostly mean “surfing the internet”. If you’re currently struggling with learning the Japanese language, or if you hate studying but would like to improve your Japanese, read on!
Exam season in Japan is brutal. Not only do college hopefuls have to study in order to get into the university of their dreams, those hoping to go to high school also have to endure a rigorous examination process as compulsory education in Japan ends with junior high. As thousands of anxious students slave away at their desks until late at night, only to wake up, go to school, then study all over again, many companies in Japan have released special edition examination season versions of popular snacks in order to ease the torture of studying, if not for a brief moment. Let’s take a look at —- new packages, flavors, and designs of these exam season snacks.
How much time do you spend on the Internet every day? An hour? Less? If so, great for you! For the rest of us Internet addicts, there’s a little bit of bad news: The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, or more briefly the Monbusho or MEXT, and the National Institute for Educational Policy, or NIER, have released their results of a study into the impact of Internet use on scholastic performance. The results were not particularly surprising, unfortunately.
If you’re thinking all your hours spent looking at doge memes (“Wow! Such tests! Much knowledge! So smarts!”) and pictures of Taiwanese McDonald’s employees were hurting your grades, well, unfortunately, there’s a very good chance that you’re right!
By now, students in Japan have completed the entrance examinations required to enter high school and college, and until this past week, they had been diligently studying for the early March test. The tests, which cover core subjects such as math, English, and science, require hours of studying for several months to pass. Sometimes, students study for so long that they become burnt out, falling asleep right at their desks.
In a video taken two weeks before the big test, a little Shiba Inu is making sure her master doesn’t become a ronin. This term literally means, “wandering samurai without a master to serve,” but in modern times the term is used to describe a student who is waiting for another chance to pass the entrance exam. Watch the adorable video after the break.
- The lovely booth ladies of Tokyo Game Show 20171
- Pokémon plushie of “Ash’s butt” enthralls the Japanese Internet2
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】3
- Turn your iPhone into a Sheikah Slate with official Nintendo Zelda: Breath of the Wild phone case4
- Brock and Misty return to Pokémon anime, strike fan service poses triggering 20 years of memories5
- Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan【Photos】6
- Cardcaptor Sakura’s new anime character design, premiere date for sequel series revealed7
- Move aside ham and eggs; breakfast potato chips are here!8
- Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules9
- Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics10
- Japanese boys’ school uniform inspires steamy new swimsuit for women1
- The true identity of Cup Noodle’s “mystery meat”2
- Disturbing video shows man pulling pubic hairs, flicking them on sleeping woman on Japanese train3
- Japanese man religiously followed “9 grooming steps” for three years, netted himself a girlfriend4
- Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules5
- Busty models from Hiroshima celebrate local baseball team’s league championship with bikini pics6
- Japan’s anime-loving penguin loses his 2-D waifu temporarily, breaks our hearts with sad photos7
- Japan Delicacy Poster shows off delicious local dishes from 42 regions in one gorgeous print8
- Anime’s top 10 gross but compelling series, as chosen by fans9
- North Korean missile launches may cost Japanese broadcasters “billions of yen”10
- “Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in1
- Japanese boys’ school uniform inspires steamy new swimsuit for women2
- Five things that shock Japanese people living abroad3
- Japan’s new line of sexy, intimate room wear aims to fulfill men’s crossdressing needs 【Pics】4
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】5
- Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”6
- The true identity of Cup Noodle’s “mystery meat”7
- Chun-Li and Cammy, Street Fighter video game’s first fighting females, get Japanese lingerie sets8
- North Korea launches missiles over Japan, activating J-Alert warning system9
- Female body types men like vs. female body types women like, according to Japanese Twitter10
- Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer marries beautiful swimsuit model 15 years his junior【Photos】1
- Nintendo says there are no game overs, EVER, in upcoming Super Mario Odyssey2
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads3
- Seoul anti-suicide initiative backfires, deaths increase by more than six times4
- Here’s why you’ll never want to hit a hole-in-one in Japan5
- The train station that stayed open for a single school girl finally closes down6
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】7
- Sexy Japanese actress strokes turtle head in tourism promotion video drawing complaints【Video】8
- Malaysian man pays over US$46,000 to look like Final Fantasy’s Squall Leonhart【Photos】9
- American woman arrested after throwing away massive supply of bullets in Tokyo airport trash can10
- Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan【Photos】
- Cardcaptor Sakura’s new anime character design, premiere date for sequel series revealed
- Move aside ham and eggs; breakfast potato chips are here!
- Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules
- Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics
- Japan’s anime-loving penguin loses his 2-D waifu temporarily, breaks our hearts with sad photos
- Invasion of privacy? Survey asks workers about social media friend requests from the boss
- Japan’s 25 most popular cat names
- The sake from Evangelion goes great with Japan’s poisonous blowfish…from a can 【Taste test】
- Don’t Forget Your ‘Wrap Towel’! Our Female Reporter Experiences Japanese Mixed Public Bathing for the First Time
- Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering
- Final Fantasy art exhibit to be held in Tokyo to honor the tear-jerking good-byes between heroes
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker
- One Piece author claims a certain seven villains extended the series far longer than he intended