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Tweet of the Week #74: Kagawa Prefecture Celebrates Animal Crossing Release With Video Game Ban

Ban video games when people are practicing social distancing at home...? Come on Kagawa Prefecture!

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Koka Ninja Village in Shiga, Japan
Culture

The Real Ninjas of Mie and Shiga Prefectures

These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.

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Culture

Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture Deserves Recognition

The sacred land of the Kamikawa Ainu in Hokkaido offers a peek into the way of life of Japan’s original people.

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Tokyo Skytree advertises the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which have since been postponed.
Culture

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed due to COVID-19: Where Do we go From Here?

With coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held off for a year. Where does this leave travelers who already planned their trip to Japan?

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Culture

The Real Ninjas of Mie and Shiga Prefectures

These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.

By 5 min read

Culture

Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture Deserves Recognition

The sacred land of the Kamikawa Ainu in Hokkaido offers a peek into the way of life of Japan’s original people.

By 4 min read

Work

Top Jobs in Japan You Can Apply to From Overseas – Week 12, 2020

Positions in IT, Gaming, and Translation among our top picks for jobs you can apply to from overseas this week!

By 1 min read

Culture

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed due to COVID-19: Where Do we go From Here?

With coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held off for a year. Where does this leave travelers who already planned their trip to Japan?

By 5 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Buying Hay Fever Medication in Japan

Achoo! Hay fever season is back with a vengeance. Get rid of your sniffles with this seasonal vocabulary.

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Work

2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 12

IT developers, sales managers and research assistants among our top jobs for this week!

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Tweet of the Week #73: New Yamanote Line Station Takanawa Gateway Opens

Wait in line for 150 minutes to buy a train ticket...? Forget it, we'll just walk!

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Kinbaku, the Erotic Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

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Persevering through COVID-19: What we Can Learn from Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.

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Culture

Is it Safe to visit Japan as the Coronavirus Cases Increase?

Here's the situation regarding COVID-19 in Japan so far.

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Work

Top Jobs in Japan with No Japanese Required – Week 11, 2020

No Japanese, no problem with our top picks for this week top jobs!

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Explore

A Day at Nagano’s Ryuoo Ski Park

Winter in Japan’s chilly central prefecture means skiing, Hokusai, and most importantly, snow monkeys.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone