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Comparing Japanese Convenience Stores to Their American Counterparts

One of the first things I noticed when I came to Japan were the convenience stores. They were everywhere. There were more Seven Elevens than Starbucks! At first I was a bit skeptic of these places; after all, almost everyone (in America at least) knows the dangers of eating a Seven Eleven sandwich. The

Pros and Cons of Doing a Foreign Exchange Program in Japan

What anime fan wouldn’t want to visit the land of the rising sun, where anime was born, right? While doing an exchange program is an amazing opportunity, it may not be for everyone. Considering an exchange program is a big decision and should not be taken lightly or done on a whim. If anyone

Anime School Cliches: True or False?

Many anime series focus on school life, and it is a very common subject for slice-of-life anime series. Although school life anime share a lot of common traits, many fans wonder how realistic the school life shown is. Everything you watch on TV can’t be trusted after all, especially since anime are well known