Do you highlight things but still forget them? AnkiSnap might be able to help!
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 high school boy wows netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks1
- First-ever Bon-Odori dance festival to be held at Shibuya scramble crossing for Obon2
- Take a tour of Okinawa’s longest running movie theater: this creepy adult cinema3
- Sticking cheeseburgers through soft drink straws now a thing on Japanese Instagram 【Pics】4
- Poop Exhibit in Tokuyama Zoo this summer, 13 animals’ excrement on display to smell and touch5
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads6
- Japanese cat with a cat on its face defeats countless rivals for Internet attention【Video】7
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】8
- Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance9
- Kimono Project is creating a different kimono to represent every country on Earth【Photos】10
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads1
- Malaysian man pays over US$46,000 to look like Final Fantasy’s Squall Leonhart【Photos】2
- Chun-Li cosplay cold shoulders inspire crazy Photoshop “fixes,” help spread love between rivals3
- Penis peach found, appetites lost in Japan4
- Legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display in Tokyo5
- Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears6
- Celebrity cosplayer tests Japan’s new breast-enhancing optical illusion T-shirt【Video】7
- Japanese high school boy wows netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks8
- Take a tour of Okinawa’s longest running movie theater: this creepy adult cinema9
- Chilling manga shows why sleeping with window open can be a dangerous way to beat summer heat10
- Nintendo says there are no game overs, EVER, in upcoming Super Mario Odyssey1
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads2
- Malaysian man pays over US$46,000 to look like Final Fantasy’s Squall Leonhart【Photos】3
- American woman arrested after throwing away massive supply of bullets in Tokyo airport trash can4
- Chun-Li cosplay cold shoulders inspire crazy Photoshop “fixes,” help spread love between rivals5
- Penis peach found, appetites lost in Japan6
- Legendary “Ghost Sushi” is back for a very limited time7
- Legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display in Tokyo8
- Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears9
- Pokémon McFlurry coming to McDonald’s Japan for a limited time10
- Blind Japanese boy sends Nintendo heartwarming thank you letter, gets amazing response1
- Japanese women’s breasts continue to grow, reach historic tipping point in lingerie maker’s study2
- Nintendo says there are no game overs, EVER, in upcoming Super Mario Odyssey3
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads4
- Japanese man’s wife keeps finding his porn stashes, sending him anime illustrations in response5
- Seemingly cute cat in downtown Tokyo might desperately need help, plus a new owner6
- Kiki’s back! Famous Studio Ghibli anime witch returns in jaw-dropping short animation【Video】7
- Permanent Japanese residency to be possible for foreigners with anime-related jobs after one year8
- Hi-Chew candies get revamped into ice cream sweet treats just in time for summer9
- Japanese theme park now offering fake thugs you can “beat up” to impress your girlfriend【Video】10
- Man revives woman with AED, branded a “pervert” for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
- Japanese cat with a cat on its face defeats countless rivals for Internet attention【Video】
- W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】
- Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance
- Kimono Project is creating a different kimono to represent every country on Earth【Photos】
- Japanese cafe tops its shaved ice with fire for an impossibly delicious treat【Video】
- We try the new Pikachu McFlurry from McDonald’s Japan
- Survey finds nearly one third of Japanese high school girls cannot blow up a balloon
- Japan’s anime waist skirts have become a line of femininely fashionable one-piece dresses
- Penis peach found, appetites lost in Japan
- Japanese netizens rewrite fairy tales in modern corporate situations so real they make us weep
- Coffee in an ice cream cone, the perfect treat we never knew we wanted available at Tokyo cafe