Richard in  Japan

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How Japanese Children Learn Kanji

More Than Just Rote Learning<p>During their six years in elementary school, Japanese children learn over 1,000 kanji. In this time, they greatly …

Supporting Children’s Entitlement to Family-Based Care

The World of Children “Without Dreams”<p>Working in the Tokyo office of Human Rights Watch.<p>On April 4 this year, 20 municipalities and 13 private-sector …

The Manga City Where Japan’s Spirits Dwell

In 1943, a young Japanese soldier was recuperating from malaria in a field hospital in New Guinea when the infirmary was hit in an Allied bombing …

Staying Connected When Visiting Japan: Wi-Fi Access, Prepaid SIM Cards, and Rental Devices

Index<p>Wi-Fi (Free and Paid Services)<p>Whether planning an outing or just relaxing and surfing the net, there are several ways travelers can easily …

Japanese Smoking Manners Posters

One of the biggest adjustments I had to make when I lived in Japan was dealing with smoking. For most of my adult life, a smoking ban in the UK meant …

Making It Memorable: Japanese Mnemonics for Dates and Kanji

A Samurai Lends a Hand<p>Sometimes memory needs a helping hand. While English speakers use “Thirty Days Has September” to remember which are the shorter …

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Doctor Yellow Keeps the Shinkansen Network Healthy

One of Japan’s most famous doctors is a brightly colored train that whizzes around the country’s high-speed rail network. The Shinkansen test train, …