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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...

Celebrating New Year’s – Japanese Style

As we are enjoying the last remaining days of 2015, reminiscing, and looking forward to 2016, many people are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to...

Taking a Nap in Tokyo’s Nap Cafes

Did you know that taking a nap during the day is good for you? Apparently (according to researchers), a quick Power Nap can do...
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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...

5 signs that Japan is becoming a giant nursing home

With the birthrate at an all time low, and marriage rates plummeting as well, many are predicting that Japan may soon become a gerontocracy....
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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...

Lost in Translation

Upon arriving on these shores, you realise that you're definitely not in Kansas anymore. The cultural aspects aside, the language differences are a big...

Two Halves make a Whole

The word Hafu (ハーフ)refers to someone of mixed-race in a mostly homogenous society. In Japan, this term has always been widely accepted without question or 2nd...

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