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Experiencing The Real Escape Game in Tokyo

"I escaped from a viciously clever puzzle room, and helped to solve a paranormal mystery" was probably not the answer my co-worker was expecting...

Pageantry of the Penis

Japanese artist and activist Megumi Igarashi, known commonly by the name Rokude Nashiko, made headlines two years ago when she was arrested for attempting...
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Where were you on 3/11/2011? Part III: Achim

A lot can happen in 5 years. It's actually quite amazing how fast time flies in Japan. It's already been 5 years since the...

Where were you on 3/11? Part II: Adam

On the 5 year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters that befell northeast Japan, we pause to reflect on how those events...
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Job Hunting Season in Japan – Shuukatsu

It's almost that time of year again when you'll see many recent graduates in their best black suits, roaming the streets to attend interviews...
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Tokyo Serves up Lactation Bars

Your eyes have not deceived you! That title does, indeed say what you think it does. Falling straight into the "only in Japan" category,...
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7 Things you didn’t know about Ninja

Imposing figures in black, hiding in the shadows, and moving about with almost superhuman agility seem like nothing but cool stories told to tourists...

Naked Festival

"There he is, I see him!" a nameless voice rings out through the frigid air. "He's coming this way" shouts another. Something is making...
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First Look At Fujifilm’s X-Pro 2 Digital Rangefinder Camera

If you're even just a little into photography, you've surely heard of Fujifilm, purveyors of some of the best Photographic Film available, and a...

The Genius of Japanese Valentine’s Day

It was my first Valentine's day as a married man. I had only been in the country for a few months, and was unfamiliar...