Why Japanese curry is so unlike other curries

When imagining Japanese cuisine, dishes such as tempura or sushi probably come to mind. However in a 2007 poll conducted by The NHK Cultural...

French Nationals in Japan Dealing with Recent Tragedy

Being away from your family, friends, and loved ones is never easy.  It's especially difficult if you live in a country with a culture that's...
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How to find fireworks festivals around Japan

OK, I'll admit, this article is a bit late actually. But we just launched our site last week, right in the middle of hanabi...
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Japan’s First LEGOLAND Opens in Nagoya

LEGO hold a very special place in many people’s hearts. Whether it’s the promise of a truly creative outlet for young minds, or the memory...

How to describe pain to your Japanese doctor

The word itai meaning "painful" is one of the first words one picks up living in Japan. That versatile little word can be used...
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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...

Should Tattoos Continue to be Banned From Onsen in Japan?

Spring and early Summer means relaxation, travel, and for many people, it also means a visit to an Onsen (温泉; natural hot springs).  As a volcanically active country,...
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Are Black folks in Japan weird?

Many times when black folk see other black folk, especially in places where there aren't many of us, an almost obligatory reverse head nod...
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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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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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