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Wonky Japanese Language & Culture Blog
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5 ways to use Anki SRS to reach JLPT N2 in just a few years:

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10 Secret Onsen (That Aren't so Secret Now That We've Told You About Them)

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There’s a lot more to mochi than the “mochi ice cream” you find at Trader Joe’s. (Don’t get us wrong: we love them both!)

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"If I go to Japan, am I going to have a hard time as a foreigner?" The whole gang comes together to discuss this and more.

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The Three Wise Monkeys actually come from Japan:

🙈 = 見ざる
🙉 = 聞かざる
🙊 = 言わざる

The negative verb ending ざる is a pun on さる, "monkey."

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The myth of the "no gaijin allowed" sign, "stare-eotyping", why old Japanese ladies hate Koichi, and more.

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Taking a Japanese girl out on a date? Use these trendy nipple covers to keep her from looking at your chest:

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Turns out that 80 years before WaniKani, there was SaruKani. An illustration from the children's story 猿蟹合戦 (The Monkey-Crab Battle), 1928.
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Pro translator Zack Davisson's Japanese tips: sticking labels (in Japanese) all over his house & hanging out in bars

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6 = ろっ
9 = く
So 6月9日 is ‘rokku no hi’ or Rock Music Day
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