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April 27, 2018

Japan’s Top 3 Regional Ramen: Sapporo, Tokyo and Fukuoka

Three iconic cities. Three unique styles of Japanese soul food. We travel to each area and discover what makes miso, shoyu and tonkotsu styles of ramen so distinct.

April 24, 2018

Is It Coffee or Tea? What You Need to Know About Japan’s New ‘Tea Coffee’ Drink

This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.

April 24, 2018

LGBT in Japan: Yes, it Gets Better!

Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.

April 20, 2018

Level Up: The Top 5 Mobile Games in Japan

It’s never a dull moment living in Japan — and if it ever seems that way, then here are five popular smartphone games many Japanese play to help pass the time.

April 19, 2018

5 Soft Skills ALTs Acquire that Are Resume Builders

Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.

April 18, 2018

Beyond Takai and Yasui: Japanese Vocab to Watch Out for While Shopping

These 10 Japanese words and phrases can help you bargain for some good deals or talk about the finer things in life.

April 13, 2018

Gachapon: Japan’s Irresistible Capsule Toys You Never Knew You Needed

Who, what, where and, most importantly, how to get your hands on these cute, crafty and sometimes weird pieces of Japanese pop culture.

Tokyo Star Bank
April 10, 2018

Win ¥1,000,000 to Help Grow Your Business in Japan

Tokyo Star Bank is giving foreign entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to connect with local investors and win a grand prize of ¥1,000,000 in a brand new contest.

Fireworks going off outside It’s a Small World at Tokyo Disneyland.
April 6, 2018

The 10 Best Tokyo Disney Resort Attractions

These are the rides to seek out during the resort’s year-long 35th anniversary event.

April 5, 2018

9 Onsen in Kyushu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

While Kyushu is famous for some unique cuisine and craftsmanship, it’s also known for its abundance of ancient “au naturel” soaking in spots!

VR Zone Shinjuku
April 4, 2018

Virtual Insanity: Experience Mario, Luigi, Dragon Ball and More in Real Life

Live out your childhood dreams of racing alongside Mario and Luigi and learn how to fire a “kamehameha” (energy wave) straight from your own hands.

Hanami in Yasaka
April 3, 2018

2018 Cherry Blossoms Are Early but You Can Still Do Last-Minute Hanami in Japan

Because of the blossoms’ limited time, so are the parties that come with them. Tokyo may be tapped out, but there are still plenty of spots left.

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