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Where Is The Love?

Young people saying no to intimacy in Japan -by Achim Runnebaum Youth, as they say, is wasted on the young, and anyone above the age of...

Eat Like a Viking

The term All-you-can-eat is a cumbersome, mouthful of a word. Buffet is a good substitute, but not entirely accurate as some buffets are not...

Highway Oasis: Destination Rest Stops

Recreation in Japan is serious business. Consider the people waiting in line for hours just for the chance to shake hands with a man...

Nippon’s Digital Numerology: The Pocket Bell

In the 1990s while I was awkwardly transitioning from childhood to adulthood, the world was in the throes of another strange transitional period between...

Hunting & Gathering Truths vs. Farming Lies

Japan is a very unique country in many respects, and has even been called "Planet Japan" by some. Having been more or less isolated...

JapanLife App Test: Japan Free WiFi

First off, welcome to this new series where I hope I can share with you many applications I've found for my devices that help...

Japan 2020: Ready or not, here we come

In just over five years, Tokyo will become the first city in Asia to host the Summer Olympic games twice, the first time being...