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Japanese Grammar Lesson 3: Intermediate

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Posted on February 8, 2016 2:39 pm | Leave your thoughts



Japanese Grammar Lesson 3: With Audio A helpful guide for intermediate Japanese grammar. The MP3’s are downloadable and a PDF worksheet can be found Japanese Grammar – Intermediate Pt 3 if you want to practice offline. ないで(do not do), なければならない(have to; must; need), なくなる(not; anymore), なくて(do not do; is not), and にちがいない(there is no doubt...

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Best Ramen In Tokyo: 5 Number 1’s

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Posted on January 16, 2016 4:17 pm | Leave your thoughts



The following list is not ranked in any order because all of these ramen restaurants are exceptional. Distinguishing which one is better than the other is too difficult when you are dealing with such quality. Any of these five could top the list, it would probably depend on your mood that day or what the...

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Soba Restaurants In Tokyo: Fantastic Four

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Posted on December 18, 2015 12:59 pm | Leave your thoughts



Soba noodles are a favorite in Tokyo, which goes all the way back to its Edo days. Buckwheat flour is the base for this nutritious noodle and its health benefits are pronounced. Packing a nutty flavor and great texture, soba is an excellent source for thiamin, lean protein, and manganese. During the Edo period (about...

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Top 5 Restaurant Chains in Tokyo

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Posted on August 3, 2015 1:23 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo is filled with excellent food options and amazingly some standouts are chain restaurants. Here is our Top Five Restaurant Chains in Tokyo, which factors in price, quality of food, and overall experience. 5. Wara-Wara (笑笑 田町芝浦店) Wara-Wara is located all over Tokyo and it’s a perfect spot for groups to get a drink-on without...

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Summer Fireworks In Tokyo

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Posted on June 10, 2015 12:18 pm | Leave your thoughts



Summer in Tokyo is all about heat, humidity, and fireworks. The Japanese are in love with fireworks and it shows in their amazing fireworks displays. Some of the best fireworks in the world are exploding every Summer in Tokyo. Each year you can witness a bevy of creative ways the fireworks can take shape. Heart-shaped...

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