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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...

The Art of Celebrating Summer in Japan

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Are Fax Machines Inseparable from Japanese Society?

When you think of Japan, you think of big, modern cities, advanced technology, robots that serve you Ramen, some of the fastest broadband services...

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Although sake might be the first alcoholic drink that comes to mind when you think about Japan, beer has been the most popular alcoholic...

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