What’s Cool in the JN


▶ Our POP☆COOL pages on Fridays introduce Japanese pop culture from manga and anime to pop idols and the hottest fashion trends. They also bring a weekly dose of “Neko Pitcher,” a manga starring the first feline player on a human baseball team.Speech


▶ Stories featuring a wide variety of art, culture and entertainment, including fine art, movies, music, performing arts, TV, book reviews, and columns on cross-cultural awareness.Speech

JN LearningLab (for language learners)

▶ The LearningLab pages carry a variety of useful language study articles, including translation contests and the English version of the Henshu Techo column from The Yomiuri Shimbun. Columns on business English, grammar, film, cross-cultural communication and the JET Programme can be found, and there are also several columns for learners of Japanese.Speech

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