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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.

By 2 min read

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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.

By 5 min read

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Five J-Rock Artists for Anime Fans to Get Into for 2020

Add these killer bands to your otaku playlist.

By 4 min read

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How Discovering Meditation in Japan Helped Me Find Peace

Chronicles of a turbulent meditator and where you can try it for yourself.

By 6 min read

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The Drag Queens of Tokyo: How I Became a Nonbinary Drag Performer in Japan

A gender-bending journey in Shinjuku Nichome.

By 8 min read

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What to Watch on Netflix Japan in 2020: 10 Recommendations

Add these to your watch-list in preparation for Japan’s upcoming humid summer.

By 10 min read

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Voices from the Black Lives Matter Tokyo Protest

Over 3,000 people marched in Tokyo for Black Lives Matter. Here are the voices of organizers and protesters.

By 1 min read

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The Death Of Terrace House Cast Member Hana Kimura and Japan’s Mental Health Struggles

Cyberbullying, suicide, and the false reality of Reality TV.

By 7 min read

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Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

The nationwide state of emergency has been lifted, but we're not back to normalcy just yet.

By 4 min read

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Meet the Japanese Yokai That Will Save us From the Coronavirus

Here’s why Twitter is so into Amabie.

By 3 min read

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5 Manga that Deserve an Anime Adaptation

At the very least, there's no better time to start a new series.

By 6 min read

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