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Japan's problem with noise pollution
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Japan’s Problem with Noise Pollution

Feel woolly-headed, distracted and overwhelmed, but not sure why? The answer may be in the sound waves of the city.

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A Guide to Top League Rugby in Japan

A look at Japan's unique professional club rugby and how to enjoy the action.

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Unexpected Fees to Expect in Japan

And how to cut down on some of the surprise costs.

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McDonald’s Japan Accidentally Creates Sexually Suggestive Drink Cups

The hilarious design gaffe has even turned the cups into prized collectibles.

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What do Japanese Apartment Layout Terms Mean?

Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments. Here's a quick guide to the terminology.

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What Is the Average Cost of Living in Japan in 2019?

It's not as expensive as you might think.

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Japan Elects First Openly Gay Man To The National Diet

Japan’s government just got a little gayer, and we’re here for it.

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7Pay Shut Down After $500,000 Is Stolen From Users

7-Eleven's cashless payment service didn’t even last a week.

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How Much Is the Average Rent in Tokyo in 2019?

Learn why rent in Adachi Ward is half of that in Chiyoda Ward, why the size of your apartment might matter more than the location, and who's driving up rent prices in the capital.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji

First-time tips for climbing Japan's iconic peak.

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Incident in Tokyo’s Gay District Reignites Debate About Trans Rights in Japan

A trans lesbian was refused entry from a women-only bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome. The result? A positive step forward for trans rights in Tokyo's LGBTQ+ community.

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6 Tips To Start the Post-ALT Job Hunt in Japan

Set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry in Japan.

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