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Goat home. Shooting outdoors, farm animals
November 10, 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent in Japan

From fluffy pets to rumbas to fake friends, there’s a lot up for hire.

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November 2, 2016

Noren: The Coolest Souvenirs in Kyoto?

When matcha KitKats won’t make the grade, it’s time to up your souvenir game (and buy yourself something in the meantime).

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October 21, 2016

Teach Yourself Japanese with the Kumon Language Course

Struggling with Japanese? The Kumon course – offering tailor-made lessons that you can study when you want – could be for you. And they’re giving away a free trial course until the end of November!

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October 1, 2016

How To Watch A Sumo Morning Training Session

Missed the sumo tournament? Don’t worry, there’s an even better way to experience sumo (and it’s free).

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September 24, 2016

Cooking Up A Cure with Fiona Uyema

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.

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April 21, 2016

Knock knock knockin’ on doors with Traci Consoli

In our latest GP Spotlight series we talk to Traci Consoli about the challenges and rewards of running one of Tokyo’s most loved establishments.

24-hours-tokyo
March 27, 2016

24 Hours In Tokyo: A lot can happen in a day

Make every second count with our our 24-hour Tokyo culture tour: eat the world-renowned food, see the landmark sights and do the most iconic experiences. The clock is ticking…

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March 16, 2016

A Visit To A Tranquil Tattoo Friendly Onsen Just Outside Tokyo

Kashiwaya Ryokan offers a foreigner-friendly yet authentic onsen experience within toe-dipping distance of central Tokyo.

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March 14, 2016

Change the world at Japan’s first ever Cleanweb Hackathon

Interested in founding a startup, looking to develop an idea or want to know more about the Cleanweb movement and how you can make a difference? Japan’s first ever bilingual Cleanweb Hackathon is coming to Tokyo and Kyoto.

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March 4, 2016

Top Viewing Spots for Plum Blossom in Tokyo

There’s still time to catch the end of the plum blossom throughout the city before cherry blossom madness kicks in.

Life-in-Setagaya
March 2, 2016

Getting Your Japanese Residence Card

You’re supposed to register at your city hall within two weeks of arriving. Use this quick guide to get your official life in Japan started.

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August 29, 2015

What’s Dating Like in Japan for Foreign Women?

What’s dating like in Japan for foreign women? A group of gals got together to discuss the highs and lows of the Japanese dating scene

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August 20, 2015

How to Recycle Old Clothes in Tokyo

If don’t want to see your favorite old sweater burning in a landfill, check out these options for recycling old clothes in Tokyo

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