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Foreign Workers in Japan

Recently there has been a considerable increase in the amount of foreign workers in Japan. This is especially observable in convenience...

The Great Escape or Living Free?

Many people are left with mixed feelings about living life as an expat. Often times we go through different phases throughout...

The Gift of a Memory in Japanese Culture

In Japan, there is a special importance placed upon recollections. It is intriguing that they are often given like presents. However, since...

Exploring the Simplistic Beauty of Wabi Sabi (侘寂)

The daily struggle for perfection - especially on social media with its perfectly curated feeds - it’s becoming harder than ever to just take...

The Origins of Cosplay

Cosplay is a huge cultural phenomenon. How did it get started, and why is it so popular? Read on and find out more.

How an Englishman saved Japan’s Cherry-Blossoms

The interesting story of how one Englishman, Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram, saved Japan’s Sakura from dying out.

[Sponsored] Aesop’s Fables comes to Nagoya

With eighty plus - and counting - productions under our belt, Nagoya Players has seen and survived a lot. The group...

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...

Japan’s Rise to the Top of the Camera World

A Snapshot of the Industry The first camera to reach Japan’s shores...

Is Japan Poised to Dominate the Olympics?

The Breakout With Japan hosting the Summer Games in 2020, as well as the Rugby World Cup in...