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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Jigajisan” — Singing One’s Own Praises | Tokyo Weekender
There’s nothing wrong with being proud of yourself, or something you’ve accomplished. Unless you take it into overdrive — then you might be accused of unwarranted jigajisan. Tokyo Weekender | Language study | Japanese vocabulary | Tokyo life | Japan
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Ichibushiju” — From Start to Finish | Tokyo Weekender
Sometimes you need to know every single aspect of an incident to get the full picture. In that case, you should ask for the ichibushiju — the whole story, from the beginning until the end. Tokyo Weekender | Language study | Japanese vocabulary | Tokyo Life | Japan
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Ryutodabi” — An Anticlimax | Tokyo Weekender
Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed. Expect something and the risk is you’ll be disappointed. If you know that feeling, then you should know the expression ryutodabi, an idiom that describes anticlimactic events and situations. Tokyo Weekender | Language learning | Selft study | Vocabulary | Japan life | Tokyo
Though the roll-out of vaccines is moving forward in Japan, it seems prudent to continue with kokki-fukurei — the act of curbing one’s own desires for the sake of society at large. 

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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Kokki-fukurei” — Self-restraint | Tokyo Weekender
Though the roll-out of vaccines is moving forward in Japan, it seems prudent to continue with kokki-fukurei — the act of curbing one’s own desires for the sake of society at large. Tokyo Weekender | Language learning | Japanese | Vocabualy | Self study | Japan Life | Tokyo
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Nisoku-sanmon” — Dirt Cheap | Tokyo Weekender
We all love a good 100-yen shop. You can almost find anything there, from kitchen accessories and home interior items to makeup and even skincare products. However, not all 100-yen items are made equal. Some are great and last forever, while others barely last a day. Either way, these products are all nisoku-sanmon, or dirt cheap. Japanese study | Vocabulary | Language learning | Japan life | Tokyo Weekender
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Keikou-gyugo” — Better the Beak of a Rooster Than the Rump of a Bull
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Fuminfukyu” — Working Day and Night | Tokyo Weekender
Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Words | Idioms | Language Study | Japanese Culture | Overwork | Fun Facts | Life Abroad
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Jimonjitou” — Listen to Your Heart | Tokyo Weekender
This week’s yojijukugo answers its own questions. Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Idioms | Language Study | Japanese Culture | Tokyo Life
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Jimonjitou” — Listen to Your Heart | Tokyo Weekender
This week’s yojijukugo answers its own questions. Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Idioms | Language Study | Japanese Culture | Tokyo Life
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Mikkatenka” — Today a King, Tomorrow Nothing | Tokyo Weekender
Japanese Idioms | Language Study | Fun Facts | Tokyo Weekender | Yojijukugo | Japanese Culture | Tokyo Life
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Weekly Japanese Idiom: “Kimenbusshin” — Stern Face, Kind Heart | Tokyo Weekender
Japanese Language | Vocabulary | Idioms | Language Study | Self Study | Tokyo Life | Tokyo Weekender | Travel | Japan
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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Learn Japanese in 2021 | Tokyo Weekender
A guide to learning Japanese, put together by writers and translators in Japan. Tokyo Weekender | Language Learning | JLPT | Language Goals | Abroad in Japan | Life in Japan Expat Life
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Atsui Desu Ne: 12 Japanese Words and Expressions for the Humid Japanese Summer | Tokyo Weekender
Sometimes you need a word that accurately compares Tokyo's summer heat to the flames of hell. Atsui desu ne? Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Language | Summer Vocabulary | Learning
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Learning Japanese: Outdated Kanji that Are Still Fun to Use | Tokyo Weekender
Impress your friends and coworkers with your knowledge of these old and outdated kanji! Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Language | Kanji | JLPT | Tokyo Life | Self Study | Language Learning
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Japanese Words We Can't Translate: Shakkei – the Essence of Japanese Garden Design
Always wanted to know what's so special about Japanese gardens? Shakkei, a landscaping technique, is the reason that nature and private property always looks so harmonious. Tokyo Weekender | Japanese Words | Language Learning | Fun Facts