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20 Things to Do in Taito City

Almost every Tokyo itinerary will include an attraction here but there's more to this eastern ward than meets the eye.

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‘I can do it in robes’ Twitter protest by Japanese monks goes viral

Juggling, skipping and drumming monks call out police and prove holy dress is no hindrance.

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Tweet of the Week

Learn Japanese with what's going viral in the Twitterverse.

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4 Tips for Getting the Best out of the Sapporo Snow Festival

Reduce needless travel stress and have a better experience at this year’s 70th anniversary winter festival.

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Here’s What Japanese People Really Think About Marie Kondo

KonMari has gained a cult following abroad but locals ain’t buying.

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A Race Across Japan to See its Last Original Castles

A cross-country culture trip through Japanese history was slightly mad but changed the way I travel.

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Taking Control of English Classes at Japanese Schools

Promoted English teachers will need to master some tricky Japanese phrases to lead the class.

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Queen Guitarist and Other Celebrities Sign Petition Against US Base in Okinawa

Brian May and Rola have joined the thousands protesting against military base expansion.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 3

Make 2019 the year you find the perfect new work situation on Japan's No.1 English job resource!

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Seven Bank to Introduce Facial Recognition to its ATMs

Purikura-esque filters and stickers as-yet unannounced.

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Learn Japanese with what's going viral in the Twitterverse.

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Staying Positive: 6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues in Japan

A long Japanese winter isn’t just about keeping warm — it’s about your mental health, too.

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