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August 2, 2017

5 Things in Japan I’ll Never Get Used To

From how certain foods are consumed to the way people sneeze — there are certain quirks of Japanese people that still perplex me to this day.

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July 19, 2017

What Happened For Abe At The G20 Summit

Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.

June 28, 2017

5 Adventure VR Games To Try At Joypolis in Odaiba

The virtual realities you’ll experience at this game-themed amusement park will have you battling attacking zombies, racing luxury sports cars or escaping from a locked room. Just another memorable afternoon in Odaiba.

June 14, 2017

Birds of Paradise: What Happened When Abe Met Duterte

As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.

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May 25, 2017

The 6 Types of People You Meet on a Japanese Train

Trains are an unavoidable part of daily life in Japan — they also give life to specific genera of homo sapiens.

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May 5, 2017

7 Things I Miss About Living in the Japanese Countryside

The grass isn’t always greener — especially if it’s artificial.

April 27, 2017

7 Places in Tokyo to Check Out If You’re a Gamer

Welcome to Japan. You’ve reached gamers’ paradise.

April 16, 2017

6 Wacky Homes in Japan

Searching for a new apartment, this writer stumbled upon a whole different set of options.

April 6, 2017

The Saudi King and I: What Happened When Salman met Shinzo

Now that’s what you call an entrance.

March 23, 2017

Is Hanami in Japan Actually All That Fun?

With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?

March 9, 2017

9 Ways to Survive the Japanese Commuter Train

Keep calm and listen to Enya.

March 6, 2017

What Trump’s Rejection of the TPP Means for Japan

Did a 19-second handshake manage to soften the blow?

February 23, 2017

An Open Letter to Japanese Weather

Dear Japan, we have to talk about your weather.

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