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Practice Zazen Meditation in Japan
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How Discovering Meditation in Japan Helped Me Find Peace

Chronicles of a turbulent meditator and where you can try it for yourself.

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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.

By 1 min read

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The Death Of Terrace House Cast Member Hana Kimura and Japan’s Mental Health Struggles

Cyberbullying, suicide, and the false reality of Reality TV.

By 7 min read

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Meet the Japanese Yokai That Will Save us From the Coronavirus

Here’s why Twitter is so into Amabie.

By 3 min read

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10 Ways to Experience Japan From Home

Immerse yourself in everything Japanese while quarantined with movies, whisky, and Japan wanderlust photos.

By 7 min read

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These Totally Lost in Translation English Signs in Japan Have us Scratching Our Heads

Well-intentioned, but hilariously incorrect English signs in Japan are just the humor we need right now.

By 5 min read

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Remembering Ken Shimura Through His Best Comedy Sketches

Japan’s comedy legend has passed away from coronavirus, but his many characters will keep us laughing for years to come.

By 4 min read

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9 Must-Read Books on Japanese History

From The Wages of Guilt to The Rape of Nanking, here are nine books to get your Japanese history on.

By 3 min read

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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.

By 5 min read

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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.

By 5 min read

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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.

By 4 min read

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