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Hay Fever Season in Tokyo Has Officially Begun

My eyes!!!

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Terrace House Announces New Series in Tokyo Debuting this May on Netflix

They’re bringing it back to the capital and are already accepting applications.

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Starbucks has started selling its cherry blossom-themed drinks and products for 2019

The "Sakuraful" Milk Latte and Frappuccino go on sale today, along with a new line of pink products.

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GaijinPot Readers Share Their Japan Love Stories in 100 Words or Less

For Valentine’s Day, readers shared their own love stories in miniature form. From office romance to missed connections, they did not disappoint.

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7 Weird Japanese Valentine’s Gifts You Won’t Regret Giving

Celebrate this Valentine's Day in Japan by being super weird about it.

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Wanna Live in an Abandoned House in Japan? Here’s Why It’s Not Really Free

We are here to set the record straight on akiya homes in Japan.

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How Bad Has 2019 Been So Far for Gender Equality in Japan?

Bad. The answer is bad.

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Tozai Line Offering Free Food to Early Commuters to Ease Congestion

The early bird gets the noodle.

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Lawson, 7-Eleven and FamilyMart to drop adult magazines by August 2019

People were only reading them for the articles, anyway.

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College Couple To Take Wedding Photos in 26 Countries For Marriage Equality in Japan

This lesbian couple is planning a trip around the world to fight for LGBT rights.

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LGBTQ in Japan: Avoiding the Closet, Revisited

Do people come out of the closet at work in Japan and if so — how?

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Queen Guitarist and Other Celebrities Sign Petition Against US Base in Okinawa

Brian May and Rola have joined the thousands protesting against military base expansion.

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