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December 31, 2014

Getting Lucky with Fukubukuro on New Years

You never know what you’re going to get from your Fukubukuro.

December 25, 2014

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays in Japan

Christmas in Japan usually is just another working day for the hoards of salarymen and women.

December 18, 2014

What’s the deal with Japan and “Christmas Chicken?”

Japan can’t get enough of KFC on Christmas Day

December 16, 2014

Sponsored Video: Holiday Saved by Airbnb

Try a new experience for your next stay in Japan by staying at an Airbnb property.

November 19, 2014

Engrish at the 100yen Shops in Japan

You never know what you can find at the ¥100 store.

November 1, 2014

Skin Whitening Lotions in Japan

The tanning business is not a huge seller here.

October 25, 2014

Digging Sweet Potatoes With School Kids

Japan is full of all sorts of interesting cultural events you can partake in. Go out on a limb every once and a while and try something new.

October 16, 2014

The 12 Most Common Questions People Ask Me

Can you eat natto?

October 7, 2014

Cooking Without Kanji

Living abroad and learning to cook with local ingredients.

September 26, 2014

Top 4 Signs of Autumn in Japan

Time to plug in the heated toilets!

September 20, 2014

The Joys of Tissue Pack Marketing in Japan

Ever wonder about those packs of tissues you get at train stations?

September 14, 2014

Sushi every day? Not if you’re Japanese…

Is there such a thing as too much sushi?

September 4, 2014

Don’t Stick Your Chopsticks in a Bowl of Rice

Navigating social rules in Japan can be tricky, even with something as simple as food.

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