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Why You Need to Experience Kagura, Japan’s Oldest Performance Art

When demons invite you to dance, you obviously say yes.

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Documents Reveal Japan Has Considered a Female Monarch Since the 90s

Could we see an empress rule Japan in the next era?

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Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations

A guide to Japanese visual novels and suggested game titles to get you started.

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Starbucks Japan Launching New Frappuccinos with Ridiculous Hashtag Names

Tomorrow Starbucks will start selling its #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__RED and #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__WHITE proving that actual words no longer have value.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Emperor’s Abdication

Think Emperor Akihito’s abdication is a typical matter of protocol in Japan? Think again.

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Two Rugby Fans Are Cycling from London to Tokyo for the 2019 World Cup

They're cycling 20,093 km to deliver the whistle for the first game in Tokyo on September 20.

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5 Japanese Anime Perfect for the ‘Harry Potter’ Fan

Experience the age-old theme of magic presented five different ways in these must-see anime from Japan.

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5 of the Best Japanese Manga for 2019

Solid writing and incredibly original ideas make these titles required reading.

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3 Things Working Women In Japan Deserve More Than White Day Chocolate

Giri-choco is nice, but we want something much cheaper: respect.

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The 8 Best Unaired Scenes from ‘Terrace House: Opening New Doors’

Thanks to fansubbers on Reddit, you can now watch many of the previously Japanese-only extra clips in English.

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5 Movies Based on Japanese Anime and Video Games Coming in 2019

These anxiously awaited movies should be popular with super fans and do their source material justice.

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