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18 awesome overnight hot spring trips from Tokyo, and a quiz to help pick the best one for you

If you had 18 days, you’d do them all, but if you’ve got pick just one, this onsen expert’s flow chart is here to help.

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Which Pokémon are you? Official quiz reveals your Poké-personality, and how to take it in English

The Pokémon Center recruiting page has a few questions for you to help determine if you’re more of a Pikachu or a Magikarp.

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“Death day” quiz trending on Japanese Twitter uses data to predict the exact date you will die

Do you want to know the precise minute of your own death?

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Pop quiz: Test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs

Do you have what it takes to rub shoulders properly in Japan? Not literally though, that would be rude.

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Test your boy’s love knowledge! Can you pick the “uke” and “seme” in each relationship?

Sometimes figuring who’s on top and who’s on bottom isn’t easy.

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Piko Taro is back with a new Professor Layton puzzle version of PPAP 【Video】

Can you figure out the answer to Piko Taro’s Q-U-I-Z?

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Can you answer this question for 14-year-olds from the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad?

You’re gonna need a heavy dose of logic and probably a couple headache pills to tackle this one.

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Brain Gymnastics Quiz: Move one matchstick to create the name of a Japanese Prefecture

Find out how you can create the name of a prefecture simply by moving just one of these matchsticks.

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Do you know some Japanese? Test out your skills with this Japanese “math” puzzle

Can you bend your brain to turn “three” into a “ball?”

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Can you tell which of these “full moons” are actually slices of ham?

Japanese Twitter user sends out a tough quiz on the night of the Strawberry Moon.

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Can you spot this sword-fighting Japanese schoolgirl video quiz’s four huge surprises? 【Video】

Video’s first question is tough, but the second is almost impossible.

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Japanese pantyhose commercial quiz asks viewers to pick out the sole woman in stockings 【Video】

Five models, but only one pair of hosiery.

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The slogans for every Studio Ghibli movie, ranked by fans in Japan【Quiz】

Can you guess which message goes with which iconic anime film?

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Can you solve the maze that has Japanese net users stumped?

Much like this other puzzle we previously posted, it’s actually harder figure out the smarter you are!

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Quiz time! How many of these photos of Japanese places can you identify?【Photos】

How well do you know Japanese travel destinations? Test your knowledge and see how many of these locations around Japan you can identify from photos alone!

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The ultimate Pokémon master quiz: is it a Pokémon or a big data company?

Can guess from the name what’s a Pokémon character and what’s a big data company? Some of these are surprisingly hard!

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Sharpen your sushi-selecting skills with the High Speed Sushi-Go-Round Quiz! 【Videos】

This video quiz just might be the first step to acquiring the speed and precision to become a revolving sushi master.

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Talk with your hands — Mr Sato tests your knowledge of common Japanese hand gestures【Video】

For English speakers, the Japanese language can be difficult to master. The writing system is completely alien, sentences sound like something Yoda would say thanks to the order the words come in, and while it makes perfect sense once you get the hang of it, the Japanese’s habit of omitting pronouns can make conversations almost impossible to follow.

The good news is that for short visits to Japan you can usually get by with very little Japanese since people are usually extremely patient and accommodating. A bit of miming here and a “please” and a “thank you” there will get you a long way.

But if you’re not familiar with Japanese hand gestures, you may end up in a sticky—or at least rather embarrassing—situation…

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Kanji quiz time! Can you identify the characters behind Japan’s creative municipal flags?

Japan’s national flag may be well-known for its simplicity—after all it’s just a big red circle in the middle of a field of white—but did you know that’s not Japan’s only flag? Every single prefecture, city, town and village has its own special flag to represent its history or what it’s famous for.

Even more commonly, many of the municipalities’ flags have stylized versions of the kanji found in their names. And when we say stylized, we mean highly stylized. We have here a selection of some of Japan’s kanji-flags, so you can see the creativity that went into each of them.

If you think you’re a kanji master, then get ready to test your skills and see how many you can guess correctly!

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Can you figure out this Japanese puzzle that’s “harder to solve the smarter you are?”

Usually, riddles are kind of an all-or-nothing deal. Either you figure it out and get to pat yourself on the back for being smart, or you get to spend a few frustrating minutes trying to find the answer before giving up and feeling like a dummy.

So it’s nice to come across something with a consolation prize, such as this puzzle from Japan that’s said to be harder to solve the smarter the are.

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