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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.
- Japanese company offers a “little sister rental” service, and our reporter just tried it out1
- Sword of one of Japan’s last samurai discovered in house in America2
- Enjoy the beauty of sakura cherry blossoms at new onsen hanami event in Tokyo3
- Japanese thigh photography exhibition unveils new “tropical edition” display in Tokyo4
- How to travel from one end of Japan to the other by train for less than 25 bucks5
- Sailor Moon official fan club taking applications for 2017, with English-language sign-up support6
- Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling7
- “Nurse Sticking Scissors in Her Mouth” and other photos from Japan’s craziest free image website8
- Japan’s version of a ouija board: We try to summon Mr. Kokkuri9
- Spirited Away No Face piggy bank is the Studio Ghibli merchandise we all need to have right now10
- How to travel from one end of Japan to the other by train for less than 25 bucks1
- Japanese company offers a “little sister rental” service, and our reporter just tried it out2
- Japanese artist reimagines chess pieces as sexy line of lingerie3
- Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers4
- Beautiful Thai nurse is making men everywhere want to go to hospital【Photos】5
- Osaka convenience store asks customers to muffle their “buree-buree” sounds while in the toilet6
- Japanese retailer sells out of virgin-killing sweaters in less than a day7
- Twitter debate erupts over Japanese book that shows man with Asperger’s refusing to work overtime8
- Pet kitty stuck on a table in Japan deals with problem in cleverly adorable way【Photos】9
- Osaka man arrested for throwing dozens of cockroaches around at anime music event10
- Busty Japanese model Jun Amaki bounces onto the virgin-killing sweater bandwagon【Video, photos】1
- Kanagawa man’s body found one month after death in a six-ton pile of erotic magazines2
- Spirited Away No Face piggy bank is the Studio Ghibli merchandise we all need to have right now3
- Male teacher in China cosplays as female characters, gets discovered by his own student4
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】5
- Golden retriever watches his human until he falls asleep for the most heart-wrenching reason6
- How to travel from one end of Japan to the other by train for less than 25 bucks7
- Tokyo’s giant Gundam statue dismantled in anime-like scene that’s warming the hearts of fans8
- Jaw-dropping Japanese “sea of clouds” is a great reason to visit Tokyo’s northern neighbor9
- Male cosplayer’s virgin-killing sweater photos have Japanese Internet enthralled all over again10
- Anime artist dad turns young sons’ sketches into awesome animation character designs1
- Japan’s new luxury overnight bus is the conveniently classy way to get from Tokyo to Osaka2
- Busty Japanese model Jun Amaki bounces onto the virgin-killing sweater bandwagon【Video, photos】3
- Permanent residency in Japan now possible after just one year4
- Kanagawa man’s body found one month after death in a six-ton pile of erotic magazines5
- Spirited Away No Face piggy bank is the Studio Ghibli merchandise we all need to have right now6
- Forget maid cafes! Lift weights and get jacked with cute girls at a MAID GYM instead【Video】7
- Japanese fashion fans and fan artists go gaga for sexy “virgin-killing sweater”8
- Male teacher in China cosplays as female characters, gets discovered by his own student9
- Want to make sure your Eevee evolves into Umbreon or Espeon in the Pokémon GO update? Here’s how10
- Sailor Moon official fan club taking applications for 2017, with English-language sign-up support
- Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling
- “Nurse Sticking Scissors in Her Mouth” and other photos from Japan’s craziest free image website
- Japan’s version of a ouija board: We try to summon Mr. Kokkuri
- Spirited Away No Face piggy bank is the Studio Ghibli merchandise we all need to have right now
- Cola-flavored mochi sweets are half Japanese tradition, half jiggly Pop Rock
- Umami Burger opens its first Japan location, so naturally we had to have a taste!
- Sakura season officially starts in Tokyo as cherry blossoms begin blooming in the capital
- Osaka police continue trend of creating extremely unique (and effective?) recruitment posters
- Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons
- What’s really for breakfast? 20 Japanese people give us a peek at their morning meal【Photos】