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Eric Burton

Eric Burton is a Philadelphian (born and raised) who found himself back in Japan after previously studying abroad in Tokyo. This time around, he’s learning how to adjust to the slow country life in southern Ibaraki. When he’s not watching Star Trek or teaching, he’s usually catching up with friends in Tokyo, going on caffeinated writing sessions, or exploring his own little corner of Kanto.

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Kicking His Way To The Top With Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson shows that with a little hard work and lots of determination, anyone can carve out a long-term career path in this country.

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Otaku For a Day: Things to Do in Akiba and Nakano Broadway

Akihabara and Nakano Broadway are home to futuristic gadgets and some of the latest tech on the market

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Fashion Without the High Price Tag

From high fashion to everyday casual, Tokyo has a store to cater to all budgets.

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A Lazy Afternoon in a Hammock Cafe

Swinging the time away at a hammock cafe in Tokyo.

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Cuteness Overload at Kawaii Monster Cafe

You went full kawaii. Never go full kawaii.

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Where to See Kouyou in Tokyo

Fall is here, hear the yell back to school, ring the bell brand new shoes, walking blues climb the fence, books and pens I can tell that we are gonna be friends

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From Sketchpad to Big Screen: Anime’s Influence on Western Film

That new look Hollywood blockbuster you're watching, may have it's roots in Japanese anime.

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Speakeasy Park Jam in Odaiba

A musical trip down the history of hip hop.

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Cruisin in Tokyo Bay

If you’re looking for a unique experience to check off your summertime bucket list, why not see Tokyo from a different perspective?

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Drinks on the Cheap at Izakaya Kouchan

You might come with some friends. Yet a few drinks later, you could very well be toasting and chatting with the other nearby parties

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My Brother! (Finding Community in Unexpected Places)

It’s almost in our nature to seek out and connect with those whom we find similar to us.

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