The 2020 Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak has been canceled due to coronavirus
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List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

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2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 25

Manga cover designer, video game translator, and e-commerce customer support positions available for this week's top jobs!

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Japan Ranked Best Study Abroad Destination in Asia

Yeah, we know, studying in Japan is awesome.

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Tweet of the Week #86: Wasabi Farmers Cringe At The Thought of Wasabi-Free Sushi

To wasabi or not to wasabi, that is the question.

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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.

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Top Remote Jobs in Japan – Week 24, 2020

Do you know sign language, Thai, German, Dutch, or Italian? If so, check out these jobs you can do from home!

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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.

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Japan’s Attempt to Ease Strict Entry Bans for Foreign Residents Too Little, Too Late

Foreign residents of Japan have been left stranded overseas for months as the country closed its borders over COVID-19.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Kinbaku, the Erotic Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

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GaijinPot Survey Shows 55% of Readers Prefer Working from Home vs. at the Office

Not having to commute to work is pretty awesome, but many readers struggle with staying motivated while at home.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Figuring out the Buttons on a Japanese Toilet

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 24

These English speaking babysitter, video game translator, and customer support positions are available now!

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Tweet of the Week #85: Racist NHK Video on US BLM Protests Sparks Outrage

We're not buying that ridiculous 'apology' either.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone