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Top 5 Post Apocalyptic Anime to Watch While Social Distancing

Turn off the lights and get comfortable with one of these titles while you're stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Real Ninjas of Mie and Shiga Prefectures

These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.

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Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture Deserves Recognition

The sacred land of the Kamikawa Ainu in Hokkaido offers a peek into the way of life of Japan’s original people.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed due to COVID-19: Where Do we go From Here?

With coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held off for a year. Where does this leave travelers who already planned their trip to Japan?

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Is it Safe to visit Japan as the Coronavirus Cases Increase?

Here's the situation regarding COVID-19 in Japan so far.

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Isekai Anime: 5 Must-See Fantasy Anime Set in a “Different World”

Looking for anime similar to Sword Art Online? Escape from reality with these titles.

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Top 5 High School Romance Anime Every Otaku Must See

Grab your loved one, or a comfy pillow, and cuddle up next to one of these high school romance anime for Valentine’s Day.

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What the Heck is Setsubun?

A deep dive into this delightfully devilish Japanese holiday signaling the coming of spring.

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Japanese New Year Traditions: 10 Ways to Celebrate Like a Local

Put those pajamas on and settle in for a proper o-shogatsu—Japanese style.

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True Japan Ghost Stories from GaijinPot Readers

Things that go bump in the night and haunted English schools are amongst these ghostly encounters, just in time for Halloween.

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7 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends That Are Based on True Stories

From human sacrifices to abandoned villages, these real Japanese legends give us the creeps.

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