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Is Tokyo The World’s Most Livable City?

Over 13 million people (30 million including the surrounding areas) people can't be wrong! Ask any Tokyoite what their favourite city in Japan is...

Demonstrating (for) Peace

When you were a kid and your parents told you not to do something but you did it anyway, that's just youthful stubbornness. When friends...
Playing Rock Paper Scissors in Japan

The Decision-Making Powers of Janken

Picture this scene... You're at an Izakaya with your mates, all having a great time. It's towards the end of the evening when everyone...

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...
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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...

The Art of Celebrating Summer in Japan

Attending one of the many Summer Festivals in Japan -By Achim Runnebaum The word Matsuri (祭) in Japanese means holiday or festival, and is synonymous with...

Top 5 Uniquely Unusual Things in Japan

Ahhh Japan, how I love thy eclectically unusual ways...
If you've been reading some of our articles, it should come as no surprise that Japan...
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Big in Japan – Robb Shannon (Nagoya)

Nagoya is already well known for its truly unique cuisine. You either love it or hate it, and there aren't too many people who...

Big in Japan – John Baumlin

It's not easy following your passions and becoming successful at turning them into your profession. A pipe dream for many, but a reality for...
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Plarail is one part nostalgia, one part mania, and equal parts fun

Whether you're 3 or 103 years old, we bet you can't help but want to play with one of Japan's favorite toys.

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