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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.

March 30, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kamakura

Four seaside vegetarian restaurants in Kanagawa that will make your beach getaway perfect!

March 28, 2018

All About the Fukuzawas: The Faces on Your Yen

You handle them everyday, but do you know who they are?

March 23, 2018

8 of the Coolest Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Live the movies at these famous (and not so… ) Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.

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March 20, 2018

Getting a Mobile Phone in Japan: Your FAQs Answered

Welcome to our ultimate guide for foreign residents on setting up a mobile phone in Japan in partnership with Sakura Mobile.

March 19, 2018

Stopping Suicide: Japan’s Darkest Demon

Don’t seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Help is at hand.

March 12, 2018

This Disaster-Preparedness App Could Save Your Life

Pocket Shelter is a multilingual app that aims to take the worry out of disaster preparation in Japan, helping you ensure you’re as safe as possible if something does happen.

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