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Audio Blog #83 - Eki-ben

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Learn About Japanese Cuisine at JapanesePod101.com! Most people are familiar with bentō, Japanese-style boxed lunches. With the advent of the shinkansen (high speed "bullet trains"), people can travel to another prefecture and try a local eki-ben (boxed lunch you buy at the station and eat on the train). Today Miki will tell us about a very interesting ekiben event! After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave her a post!

Audio Blog #82 - Burglar

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Learn About Japanese Crime at JapanesePod101.com! Miki's friend's house was broken into things were stolen. Miki's lucky - A burglar hasn't broken into her home yet. However, she has had some unfortunate experiences. One in particular makes for a particularly funny story. This is one blog you don't wanna miss! After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave her a post!
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Audio Blog #81 - Lining Up

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Do Japanese people love standing in long lines? And what on earth do you think they’re doing with their umbrellas on a such an amazing day! Check out this picture! One day in Tokyo, and you’ll probably have your answer! Today Miki is talking about this strange phenomenon. Is this unique to Japan? After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com let Miki know what you think!

Audio Blog #80 - IC Cards

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Learn About Japanese Lifestyles at JapanesePod101.com! One for the more convenient advances in Japan has been the introduction of IC Cards (cards with integrated chips) and Keitai Seifu (cellphone wallets). Miki is going to tell us a little bit about them today. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave her a post!

Audio Blog #79 - Keitai Straps

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Learn Japanese Trends at JapanesePod101.com! One interesting aspect of life in Japan is the ubiquitous keitai strap (decorative straps that people attach to their cell phones). From children to businessmen to little old ladies, everyone has 1 or 2 (or more)! Miki talks in detail about this unique phenomenon. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave her a post!