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Jack Richardson

Jack Richardson is a writer, photographer, poet and kendoka trapped in the body of an English teacher. Breathes the clear mountain air of Yamagata Prefecture but longs for the smog of Tokyo once again.

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya on November 22, 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

By 2 min read

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Jobs in Japanese Gaming: Life of a Video Games Journalist

Don’t be a “wanker” and other advice from the chief editor of IGN Japan on what it takes to write about games for a living.

By 10 min read

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Jobs in Japanese Gaming: Life of a Video Games Agent

Ben Judd talks Capcom, the importance of localization, and how to build a career in gaming in Japan.

By 9 min read

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7Pay Shut Down After $500,000 Is Stolen From Users

7-Eleven's cashless payment service didn’t even last a week.

By 3 min read

Culture

Kimigayo: A Guide to Japan’s Controversial National Anthem

A dive into the shortest, most contentious national anthem in the world.

By 15 min read

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Shibuya to Ban Public Drinking for Halloween 2019

This is why we can’t have nice things.

By 4 min read

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Studio Ghibli is Hiring Digital Animators for an Upcoming Feature Film

Your dream job in Japan has landed.

By 3 min read

Culture

Golden Week in Japan Starts Tomorrow But Many People Aren’t Happy

Widespread closures and sky-high prices mean that 45% aren't happy about this year’s extra-long holiday.

By 5 min read

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Uniqlo Announces New Street Fighter Collaboration

Choose your fighter!

By 1 min read

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NHK Fee Collector Leaves Note Threatening Impending ‘Crackdown’

The estimated 20% of households who don't pay are apparently in trouble.

By 4 min read

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Tozai Line Offering Free Food to Early Commuters to Ease Congestion

The early bird gets the noodle.

By 3 min read

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Lawson, 7-Eleven and FamilyMart to drop adult magazines by August 2019

People were only reading them for the articles, anyway.

By 3 min read