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Japan's Local Elections Are Finally Over
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Japan’s Noisy but Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

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Vote in Your Home Country if You Live in Japan

Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!

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Here’s What Japanese Twitter Thinks of the New Era Name

From political musings to lewd jokes, "Reiwa" has got people talking.

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Reiwa: The Start of a New Era in Japan

Japan’s new era will start on May 1 and is all about people “beautifully” nurturing culture.

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare in Japan

Make sure your next trip to the hospital doesn’t leave your wallet feeling sick, too.

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The Strange Story of Hay Fever in Japan: Construction, Conspiracy Theories, Climate Change

The tale of Japan's national illness is intrinsically linked to the Japanese cedar. But there's much more to it than that.

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Cherry Blossom Season has Officially Started in Tokyo

They’re expected to be in full bloom this Friday. Let the hanami begin!

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Real Rainbow Lines Up with Tokyo’s Famous Rainbow Bridge

And Twitter was filled with joy.

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The Best Japanese Tweets About Carlos Ghosn’s Prison Bail Outfit

Ghosn leaves jail disguised as a workman, blesses Twitter with excellent joke material.

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Uniqlo Announces New Street Fighter Collaboration

Choose your fighter!

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