internationalism

How to make Ukrainian flag origami crane paper

Our flags of the world origami set didn’t come with a Ukraine paper, so we made our own.

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Taking a trip to the Brazil of Japan, Oizumi, for lunch

It’s a long way from the office, but it’s the most authentic Brazilian food we can find without going all the way to Brazil.

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Japanese expat remembers the words that changed his life when he started working in Australia

Having never left Japan before, he was worried his English wasn’t good enough, but a coworker knew just what to say.

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American’s Japanese calligraphy gets called “cultural appropriation,” Japanese Twitter disagrees

Messages of thanks and support come flooding in for shodo beginner.

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Our Japanese reporter falls in love with “Lebanese-style gyudon”【SoraKitchen】

”It’s super easy and soaked with umami!”

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Japan’s great at imitations, Japanese man hears U.S. coworkers say, then decides to hear them out

It sounded like stereotyping he’d heard before, but it turns out there was a twist ending.

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We take a trip to Tokyo’s Islam Alley and find a world of sweets we never knew existed

Mr. Sato broadens his palate and his perspective at the same time.

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Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S.

Watanabe acknowledged anti-Asian sentiment in the States on her livestream but consoled viewers with a kind tale from the streets of New York.

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Country kimono! Project completes set of over 200 designs for every nation at Tokyo Olympics【Pics】

After four years, the Kimono Project is complete.

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A visit to Darvish – not the pitcher, the Iranian market in downtown Tokyo!

Our Japanese-born reporter gets his first tastes of Iranian sweets and curry.

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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon.

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Hate speech may soon be punishable by a 500,000-yen fine in one of Japan’s largest cities

One of Tokyo’s neighbors may become the first place in Japan to enact punishment for hate speech.

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Pakistani Japanese citizen is tired of the cops asking him for his foreign resident card

You can’t produce a foreign resident card when you’re not a foreigner.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Foreigner in Japan gets “scary Cretaceous cookies” at work, Japanese wife can’t wait to eat them

Proof that one country’s horror is another’s hunger.

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These in-home cooking classes match foreign travelers with Japanese locals for delicious memories

Bring the taste of Japan back home with you by learning to make your favorite Japanese food from the people who know it best.

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Good Couples Day gets our Japanese writer thinking about international marriage differences

What makes for a good couple? Our Japanese-language writer muses on her own marriage to a French husband and its notable quirks.

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30 ways people keep reacting to our born-in-America returnee Japanese writer

After spending his first few years living in the U.S., he’s spent the rest of his life answering the same questions over and over.

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Japanese exchange student sparks culture debate on Twitter with comment about American clothing

How much can the way a country’s citizens dress say about that country?

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There’s no need to care about our staff, because they’re foreigners, says Japanese maid service

Vague phrasing and fuzzy logic leads to swift backlash.

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