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Aaron Baggett

Aaron Baggett is a Tokyo-based writer from North Little Rock, Arkansas. He loves Muay Thai, Godzilla, cats, and explaining why Terminator 2 is the greatest movie ever.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Figuring out the Buttons on a Japanese Toilet

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

By 1 min read

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Can Fukui’s Obama City Draw Visitors with Rural Tourism Alone?

Obama City plays up its name and fish exports to attract visitors but is it enough to sustain a town with a rapidly aging population?

By 7 min read

Culture

Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

The nationwide state of emergency has been lifted, but we're not back to normalcy just yet.

By 4 min read

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Why You Shouldn’t Go to an Animal Cafe in Japan

Visiting a cat cafe in Japan is a bucket list item for many tourists, but the animal cruelty that goes on behind closed doors should give you pause.

By 5 min read

Culture

These Totally Lost in Translation English Signs in Japan Have us Scratching Our Heads

Well-intentioned, but hilariously incorrect English signs in Japan are just the humor we need right now.

By 5 min read

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Learning the Way of the Monks in Wakayama Prefecture

Even if you’re not the spiritual type, hiking the Kumano Kodo and staying with the monks of Mount Koya is a fulfilling experience.

By 9 min read

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using the Ramen Ticket Machine in Japan

Because the longer it takes you to order ramen, the longer it takes to eat it.

By 2 min read

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Starbucks Japan’s New Sakura Milk Latte is Sweetness Overload

Okay, the latte isn't that bad, but the Cherry Blossom Milk Pudding Frappuccino is liquid diabetes.

By 3 min read

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Four Road Laws in Japan You’ve Probably Broken

Don’t do the crime if you can't do the time, or pay the fine.

By 6 min read

Culture

McDonald’s Japan’s Newest Dessert is Literally Called an Adult Cream Pie

Somebody at McDonald’s is either clueless or a marketing genius.

By 4 min read