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Bento have hit the states! Ready to make your own?

Here’s a brief history of and some great resources for getting started on bento-making, whether it’s in Japan or here in America. Bento is the Japanese version of a packed lunch, typically taken to work and school by adults and … Continue reading

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Choosing an unaffiliated homestay

Usually when you study abroad in Japan through your home institution as an undergrad, you get asked the big question: dorm or homestay? Most Japanese universities affiliated with sister institutions (for example, Gettysburg College is affiliated with Kansai Gaidai, and … Continue reading

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