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Life support for expats and short-stay professionals in Japan

Coming to Japan, whether for business, or moving, is not an easy undertaking at the best of times. Add to that...

The Origins of Cosplay

Cosplay is a huge cultural phenomenon. How did it get started, and why is it so popular? Read on and find out more.

How an Englishman saved Japan’s Cherry-Blossoms

The interesting story of how one Englishman, Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram, saved Japan’s Sakura from dying out.
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[Sponsored] Aesop’s Fables comes to Nagoya

With eighty plus - and counting - productions under our belt, Nagoya Players has seen and survived a lot. The group...

Big in Japan: Alex Parsons

Wintersports have enjoyed a long stay of popularity in Japan - especially Snowboarding. Even a hasty glance on social media quickly gives...

Quick Impressions from the Photokina

For all those interested in camera tech, here’s a brief look at some of the products from the Photokina this year. The biggest Camera Tech...

Junko Iwao at Anime North 2018

Greetings from Anime North, the biggest anime and Japanese culture convention in Canada! We were on the ground in Toronto with seiyuu (voice actor)...

Interview: Kiyono Yasuno (Anime North 2018)

We sat down with seiyuu (voice actor) guest Kiyono Yasuno for an exclusive interview at Anime North, the biggest Japanese pop culture...
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Saidaiji Hadaka Matsuri–Naked Man Festival

The Saidaiji Naked Men Festival is widely considered to be one of Japan’s strangest matsuri. Each year in February, roughly 10,000 men sign up...
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Iaido–The Ancient Art of Swordsmanship Entering a New Age

For those who have never heard the word, Iaido is a Japanese martial art which trains you, in both body and mind, how to...
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Behind the Lens: Kyoto Photo Walk with Trey Ratcliff

Japan is an amazing place for stories and endless photo opportunities. So with all there is to do and see, we at Japan Daily...