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The Japanese Kanji of the Year

The Japanese public has spoken and has chosen the kanji for ‘disaster’ (災 pronounced as sai or wazawai) as the character that best summarises 2018.

Lifestyle
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Volunteer #SquadGoals

The Tokyo Organizing Committee decided that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics need a name, and have announced that the volunteers will be grouped by names: Shining Blue, Field Cast, Games Anchor, and Games Force. But what will the Internet think?

Lifestyle
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World's First: Self-Serve Lawson

Amazon has hyped this up for a while now, but Lawson has come through strong with the execution, because now there’s Japan’s first self-serve convenient store!

Food
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Tsukiji Fish Market moves to Toyosu

The famed Tsukiji Market has finally run its last leg of 83 years this week, and has shut down its doors for the last time before making the move to Toyosu.

Lifestyle
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Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2018

The dimmed night lights of Harajuku caught some of Japan’s best style icons in celebration of the Tokyo Amazon Fashion Week.

Travel
Article by Ian Rudd

The Truth about Ninjas

Few aspects of Japanese history capture people's imagination and fascination like that of the ninja, but how accurate are modern day representations?

Travel
Article by Ian Rudd

5 Must Do Ninja Experiences in Iga Ueno

Enjoy a ninja experience like no other at the birthplace of the Iga ninja, the clan upon which most modern day ninja knowledge is based upon.

Travel
Article by Tokyo Creative

Your Unlimited Rail Pass to Nagano, Kanazawa and beyond!

Unlimited rail pass opens up a world of culture and gastronomy in Nagano, Kanazawa, and beyond! Join us as we venture on this historic path, past Karuizawa to Nagano, where our first stop is the samurai town of Matsushiro.

Lifestyle
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THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN JAPAN-OFF: WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT JAPAN?

As a foreigner in Japan, every day is a constant culture lesson. Sometimes you need to ask ‘why’ a lot and sometimes you just need to let it slide. Like moving to any foreign country, the longer you stay does not necessarily mean the less you know.

Food
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Almost Sea Urchin Instant Noodles in Japan

In the ever-continuing saga of Japan and it’s possible skewed perspective on umami, popular Instant noodle brand, Nissin Foods have announced that they will be releasing their new flavour, 'The Cup Noodle Rich Luxuriously Thick Sea Urchin Cream'.

Travel
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New Japanese-Foreigner Visa announced

We all know that gaining residency in Japan has always been quite difficult, but this week the Japanese government has passed a new law that allows more than 345,000 low-skilled workers into the country for the first five years with hopes to help the labor shortages in Japan.

Food
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Japan now has a fried-chicken robot

The world's first fried-chicken robot has made itself home in Tokyo's Osaki Lawson convenient store!

Lifestyle
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The Capitol Hotel to Ban Plastic Straws

Starting in January 2019, The Capitol Hotel has decided to unveil their plans to ditch plastic straws and trial new wooden straws at their hotel’s restaurant.

Lifestyle
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Tokyo's Yayoi Kusama Voted Best Experience in the World

Time Out has just released a global “To Do List” of the top 50 experiences that a traveller MUST visit and the number one most recommended attraction in the world was awarded at our home in Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo.

Lifestyle
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New Yamanote Line train station announced: Takanawa Gateway

The East Japan Railway Co. has announced that the name of the new station opening on the Yamanote Line between Shinagawa Station and Tamachi Station, will be called Takanawa Gateway. Chaos online ensues.

Otaku
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Japan is making a moving Gundam statue

This 18 meter walking Gundam statue will be erected in summer of 2020, at the peak of the Olympics at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo.

Lifestyle
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2025 Osaka World Expo Announced

Osaka has taken first place in winning the rights to host the 2025 World Expo in Paris on Friday, successfully beating out Russia in the bid. Upon announcement, national celebration erupted, with many excited to show the world more of what Japan has to offer!

Travel
Article by Tokyo Creative

10 Most Beautiful Japanese Cities, voted by Japanese people

To get the full local-Japanese experience on your next trip to Japan, a survey of Japanese locals gave us the top 10 cities to visit in Japan!