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The 10 One Piece Statues in Kumamoto

Let's explore the 10 One Piece statues in Kumamoto, each symbolizing the characters' connections to the area's history and the ongoing recovery efforts following the 2016 earthquake.

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How to Visit A Shrine in Japan

Be an expert in the basics of visiting shrines in Japan.

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5 More Things in Japan Gone for Good

GaijinPot looks at some of the biggest events in Japan that have disappeared.

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Japanese Culture and Folklore in Persona 5

From the tales lurking within the Persona compendium to real locations and culture, it looks at Japan which few other games can rival in depth and detail.

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5 Ways Japan Influenced ‘Star Wars’

Celebrate Star Wars Day with a deep dive into the films and Japanese influences, from Kurosawa’s films to samurai, even the Japanese language.

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5 Crazy Japanese Kaiju Movies You Must Watch

There’s nothing more Japanese than giant monsters destroying impressively detailed models of cities. Here are five of our favorite kaiju movies.

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Just How Much of the Yakuza Series is a Replica of Japan? A lot.

Discover the real-life places in Osaka and Tokyo that inspired Sega’s Yakuza video game series.

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Five J-Rock Artists for Anime Fans to Get Into for 2020

Add these killer bands to your otaku playlist.

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