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Autumnal Equinox Day in Japan

Pull out your fall wardrobe and plan your koyo viewing, because autumn is upon us. (And did someone say four-day weekend...?)

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5 Books to Better Understand Japanese Work Culture

Dive into the Japanese corporate machine and the undying devotion that some employees have for their jobs. 

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What You Need to Know About Abe’s Resignation

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he's stepping down. Why, what does this mean, and who's up for the job?

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The Terrace House Seasons Ranked From Best to Worst

Not all seasons are created equal.

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Sitting Down with Sierra Todd, the Founder of Black Lives Matter Tokyo

Harajuku fashionista, art student, Black Lives Matter Tokyo founder, and all-around badass.

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Top 5 Must-Watch Anime from Kyoto Animation Studios

You can't call yourself a true fan without knowing these five anime from Kyoto Animation!

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6 Japanese Crime Novels To Get Your Heart Racing

Was it suicide or murder? Accident or arson? Add these novels to your summer reading list to find out.

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Japan’s Obvious Poems Turn Silliness into Art

Learn how to say nothing in the most impressive way possible with atarimae poems.

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Couples Stuck in Quarantine Found it Helped Them Grow Closer According to Survey

Turns out being cooped up was a good thing for our readers in relationships. As for the singles, is your finger tired of swiping on Tinder yet?

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Getting a Commuter Pass in Japan

Get a shiny new commuter pass all by yourself with this kanji guide.

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Just How Much of the Yakuza Series is a Replica of Japan? A lot.

Discover the real-life places in Osaka and Tokyo that inspired Sega’s Yakuza video game series.

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Into the Mind of Shintaro Kago, One of Japan’s Most Infamous Erotic Manga Artists