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5 Embarrassing Stories of Tourists in Japan

From eyebrow-raising antics to dumb crimes, here are five news stories showcasing foreigners' absurd and embarrassing moments in Japan.

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Culture

5 Songs from Ryuichi Sakamoto that Impacted Japanese Culture

Revisit the late composer's best-known works and discover what made him so beloved in his native country.

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Live

Egg-flation, War and The Rising Price of Eggs in Japan

Why are eggs so cheap in Japan? What is causing the price surge? Is bird flu really at fault?

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Culture

Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

What does Japan's state of emergency mean?

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Live

Persevering through COVID-19: What we Can Learn from Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.

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Culture

What You Need to Know About Abe’s Resignation

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he's stepping down. Why, what does this mean, and who's up for the job?

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Culture

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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Live

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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Learn

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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Live

Photos from Black Lives Matter March in Osaka with Over 1,000 Protesters

The global movement has reached Japan.

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Explore

Mount Fuji Closed for 2020 Climbing Season

You’ll have to take the climb off your bucket list this year, but don’t worry, you can be better prepared for next year.

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