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Welcome to Just My Japan!

Finally, after talking about it for so long, I have opened a site that will be dedicated to my writing about aspects of Japanese culture and society that are not related to food. For a longer explanation of what I plan to write about here, please see the About page.

This site, as well as my other sites (which are also re-revving up their engines) will mainly be supported by patrons via Patreon. My reasoning behind this is on the main Patreon page. Please consider becoming a patron, so that I can continue to bring you more in-depth articles about Japan!

10 Japanese slang terms you may want to know

Here's another installment in the Fairly Useless Japanese series, about some slang words that you may see bandied about. I've tried to exclude terms that seem to be too trendy and fly-by-night, or too specific to a certain age group. Basically these are terms and phrases that even I (an obasan) know. They may give you a bit of insight into the world of Japanese social media too.

Omiyage and Temiyage: Japanese Gifting 101 makiko Fri, 09/06/2019 - 20:03

The giving and receiving of gifts, whether they are products or money, is a complicated business in Japan. This is the first part of an irregular series explaining how the whole system works. We'll start with the most straightforward types of gifts - omiyage and temiyage.