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Top 10 Japanese Songs of Summer 1

Japanese Top 10 Songs of Summer (part 1) This list is divided into 2 parts. The first part is a little more traditional, or at least songs that you’ll associate with summer because they only are heard in the summer or because they are about the summer. The second half is made of songs I […]

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Japanese History

What does Mitaka mean?

I’ve been writing about Tokyo places names for half a year now and I don’t know why I haven’t written about this one. This was the first origin story I ever heard. Now I’ll share it with you.

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Japanese History

Why is Kōenji called Kōenji?

Today we’re gonna take a look at Kōenji, a cool little town in Suginami Ward. We’ll also talk about birds and something called Awa Odori.