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Ginza 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is an awesome cocktail spot for locals and travelers alike.

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

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Japan’s Noisy But Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 17

Find the best new career opportunities on Japan's No.1 English-language job site!

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Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Japan Art Festival: Setouchi Triennale

Advice from a local expert on how to get the most out of Japan's No. 1 scenic art destination.

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Tweet of the Week #27

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

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3 Simple Ways to Discover Japan’s Unique Food Culture

Let Japan and its unique culture of food blow your mind — and your senses — with amazing “konbini,” exclusive “ekiben” and subterranean “depachika.”

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Vote in Your Home Country if You Live in Japan

Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!

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Why You Need to Experience Kagura, Japan’s Oldest Performance Art

When demons invite you to dance, you obviously say yes.

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Documents Reveal Japan Has Considered a Female Monarch Since the 90s

Could we see an empress rule Japan in the next era?

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 16

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Politically Indirect: Using More Inclusive Japanese Words

Political correctness isn’t limited to the West so pay attention to these Japanese words.

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