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Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas is a writer, musician and educator. He’s originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but currently lives in Nagoya. On his days off, he's digging for deals on synthesizers and drum machines in the Tokai area.

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Culture

The Best Breakfast in Tokyo from Cheap to Fancy

All the top Tokyo options for breakfast no matter your budget.

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Live

Five Japanese Group Activities You Can Enjoy On Your Own

By yourself? Don’t let that stop you from having a good time in Japan with these five solo-friendly activities.

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Culture

5 Classic Japanese Ghost Movies To Give You Chills This Obon

Do you love scary stories? Check out these classic ghost films.

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Culture

How Konbini Coffee Conquered Japan

Japan's convenience-store coffee is pretty good. Here is the story about how and when it started.

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Explore

On the Road Again: Japan’s Rest Stops and Roadside Stations

Rest stops in Japan offer more than just parking and drinks machines. Find out why they make road-tripping around the Land of the Rising Sun so much fun.

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Learn

Language Crossroads: 5 Japanese Words That Made Their Way into English

Most people know that ninja and sushi are Japanese, but some English words have hidden Japanese origins. Here are five you might not have known about.

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Explore

5 Japanese Historical Parks That Will Take You Back In Time

Take a walk into the past at these must-visit Japanese historical wonderlands.

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Explore

5 Places To See Buddhist and Shinto Syncretism In Japan

Buddhism and Shinto can combine in fascinating and astonishing ways. Here are five places to experience it for yourself.

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Explore

5 Things To Do Around Nagoya Station

The area surrounding Nagoya station is packed with things to do and see and delicious things to eat. 

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Culture

5 Songs from Ryuichi Sakamoto that Impacted Japanese Culture

Revisit the late composer's best-known works and discover what made him so beloved in his native country.

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Culture

5 Must-See Charming Spring Festivals in Japan

Spring is astonishingly beautiful in Japan, and what better way to celebrate than at one of these unique and fun shrine festivals?

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Explore

5 Springtime Seafoods to Try in Japan

These fresh in-season fish dishes will tickle your tastebuds and possibly bring you closer to understanding Japanese culture too.

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