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Getting Started with Street Dance in Japan

A comprehensive list of dance schools to check out across the country.

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Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

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6 Reasons to Visit the Tokyo International Film Festival

From celebrity sightings to movie premieres to this year’s Godzilla Fest (and more), this year’s TIFF venues in Roppongi and Chiyoda are where it’s at.

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You Have to See These Ridiculous Japanese CG Crime Reenactments

Asahi TV crime show goes full Street Fighter and Twitter is living for it.

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5 Truly Scary Japanese Horror Anime to Set the Mood for Halloween

Are you a horror junkie or looking for something scary to watch this Halloween season? Here are five Japanese anime series guaranteed to send a chill down your spine.

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Top 5 Showcases of New Games at TGS 2018

Didn’t make it to last weekend’s Tokyo Game Show? Don’t worry, GaijinPot has you covered with the five best showcases at this year’s big event!

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Meet Beni, the Dog Who Probably Speaks Better Japanese Than You

This is further evidence that all shiba inus are precious.

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Akira Kurosawa: 5 Essential Movies from Japan’s Greatest Filmmaker

You know his name and might be aware of his pervasive influence but how many of the maestro’s movies have you seen?

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Life is Just a Final Fantasy: 5 Japanese RPG Series Every Gamer Should Try

Looking to pick up a new title for your console? Before you spend your money, check out our top five recommended Japanese role-playing games.

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5 Romance Anime to Fill the Current ‘Your Name’ Void

If you love romance anime and have watched “Kimi No Na Wa” (“Your Name”) more times than you can count, never fear — here are five more titles you can watch to take your breath away!

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5 of the Coolest Studio Ghibli Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Travel to real-life places in Japan where scenes from Studio Ghibli’s animated films spring to life.

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Omiyage: How to Fit Right in at Work when Giving Japanese-style Gifts and Souvenirs

Japan's gifting culture is impressive, but it can create some confusion for those unfamiliar with the concept.

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