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Audio Blog #73 - Folk Remedies

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Learn Japanese Traditions at JapanesePod101.com! Today Miki is talking about minkanryōhō (traditional folk remedies). Japan has a rich legacy of such remedies past on from generation to generation. Some seem to normal while others are quite different from Western practices. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave Miki a post!

Audio Blog #72 - Strange Pet Owners

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Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today Miki talks about the Japanese Petto Būmu (Pet Boom!). Seems like everybody and their dog has a pet these days. In Japan you'll see people doing very strange things with their pets and Miki-sama is here to tell you about it. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave her a post!
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Audio Blog #71 - Part-Time Jobs

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Learn Japanese the Fun Way at JapanesePod101.com! Today Miki is talking about her other life (unfortunately, we don't have her in the office every day.) As a busy university student she has to make a little money on the side, so she's got an arubeito (part-time job). After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave Miki a post!

Audio Blog #70 - Setsubun

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Have Fun, Learn Japanese JapanesePod101.com! Today Miki is talking about Setsubun which is an old Japanese custom for bringing good luck to the home. It's a pretty unique tradition which involves throwing beans. Well, there's more to it than that, so we'll let Miki do the explaining. Be sure to listen closely to Yuuichi and Kiyoko's comprehension questions to test your listening skills! After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave Miki a post!

Audio Blog #69 - Sapporo Snow Festival

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JapanesePod101.com Makes Learning Japanese Fun! Every year, Hokkaido hosts one of Japan's most famous -and coldest- matsuri (festivals). Giant snow sculptures and snow buildings are built and tourists from all over the world descend upon Sapporo to enjoy the frozen creations before they melt. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave Miki a post!