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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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How Polite is Too Polite?

Japan has spoiled me with its extremely high customer service; so much that gestures of respect can sometimes go unnoticed.

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The Art of Star Wars

The Force comes to Tokyo at the Star Wars Visions exhibit on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower.

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Hidden Dining at Manten Curry

Whether you’re a curry connoisseur or just want to try something new, I’d strongly suggest checking out Manten Curry in Jinbocho.

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Hip Hop Culture in Japan

With such a large barrier of cultural understanding between America and Japan, do these fashionistas really understand what it means to be black?

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5 Romantic Spots in Tokyo for Valentine’s Day

If you can find an uncrowded romantic spot in Tokyo, add it to this list.

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Housing in Japan: Apartment or Share House?

LIfe of the party or partyf or one?

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Double Consciousness

Double consciousness creates an element of conflict within us, as we struggle to reconcile our identity as a foreigner and as someone living in Japan.

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Three Places for Craft Beer in Tokyo

3 great Tokyo craft beer bars for microbrew enthusiasts.

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Don’t Be Home Alone This Christmas

Don't be home alone this holiday season. Take the time off to set your plans for next year!

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Off Into Space

A visit to the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a must for any space fan.

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Hairy Situations

You mess with the 'fro... you got to go.

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Affordable Travel: The Breezy Seaside of Yokohama

For a fun day that won't break your wallet, head down to the port city of Yokohama.

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