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Proverb of the Day: Shikata-ga-nai

Proverb of the Day: Shikata-ga-nai

Let's learn Japanese: Today's Proverb is Shikata-ga-nai or It can't be helped!

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Words and Phrases that may just come in Handy while in Japan

Words and Phrases that may just come in Handy while in Japan

If you're anything like me, you know speaking Japanese isn't an easy feat. Here are some Japanese words worth knowing as a traveler!

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New to Amazon: Rent-a-Monk Services!

New to Amazon: Rent-a-Monk Services!

It seems you can get anything online nowadays, from a recommendation on where to get lunch to renting a monk.

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A couples Itinerary for Japan

A couples Itinerary for Japan

Well, with Valentine's Day coming up soon, why not surprise your S/O with a spontaneous, trip to Japan? If you plan on taking that special someone to Japan sometime soon, try adding these stops to your itinerary!

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The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

I'm sure by now everyone has heard one or two crazy stories about Studio Ghibli films. For fun, we've complied a great list of the best conspiracy/fan theories behind Studio Ghibli!

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The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

The Theories behind Studio Ghibli Movies

I'm sure by now everyone has heard one or two crazy stories about Studio Ghibli films. For fun, we've complied a great list of the best conspiracy/fan theories behind Studio Ghibli!

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Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Sorry to say but there is one place Japan beats America any day of the week: Convenience Stores. Are they really that much better? Find out what gives them the edge!

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Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Japan v America: Convenience Stores

Sorry to say but there is one place Japan beats America any day of the week: Convenience Stores. Are they really that much better? Find out what gives them the edge!

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Changing Stop signs for 2016

Changing Stop signs for 2016

In a country of unique designs, Japan's inverted triangle stop sign is now being considered for replacement by the Japanese National Police Agency.

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<q>Little Star</q> Air Bonsai

Little Star Air Bonsai

Do you ever get bored of how stationary plants are? Well this start up was so they decided to do something about it. Introducing, the floating Air Bonsai Little Star

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Things in Japan that won't make sense in the States

Things in Japan that won't make sense in the States

A brief list of what you can expect to see or experience while in Japan that may not make sense in the United States.

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The Sushi Police

The Sushi Police

With the 2020 Olympics coming up, Japan has set up the Sushi Police to prevent the spread of inauthentic sushi worldwide. Join Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki on their misadventures punishing fake sushi sellers.

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Japan’s Ghost Riders

Japan’s Ghost Riders

Taxi drivers in the rebuilt city of Ishinomaki, one of the cities hit by the 2011 Tsunami disaster, have reported picking up passengers, driving them to destinations, only to find that their riders have vanished.

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The Essentials when in Japan

The Essentials when in Japan

After asking our staff, some friends, and from personal experiences, here is a list of Essential Must Do things whilst vacationing or taking a tour of Japan.

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Japan To Certify Chefs Abroad

Japan To Certify Chefs Abroad

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture is in the process of developing a certification system for chefs abroad serving Japanese cuisine. Under this program, chefs who want official recognition of their skills, known as Washoku, will have to study in Japan for up to two years

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No More Fuel Surcharges

No More Fuel Surcharges

Thanks to oil trading dropping to a 12-year low, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be removing fuel surcharges.

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Budgeting your way through Japan

Budgeting your way through Japan

Visiting any country isn’t always friendly on your wallet. Maybe a trip to Canada or Mexico won’t cost too much, but Japan on the other hand isn’t a cheap place to go. If you’re like me and want to go to Japan no matter what, here are a few ways to make the most of your Japan vacation without using most of your savings.

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Japan may remove <q>Swastika's</q> from Maps

Japan may remove Swastika's from Maps

A recent survey in Japan shows that tourists associate the ancient Sanskrit Swastika symbols on maps that denote religious temples with Nazi Germany.

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Basic Onsen Etiquette

Basic Onsen Etiquette

If you plan on going to Japan sometime soon, definitely spend some time soaking in the waters of an Onsen. Fret not, this guide will provide a basic run down on proper onsen etiquette for your next Japan vacation!

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Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Season is Coming Up!

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Season is Coming Up!

During the Spring, thousands of these cherry blossom trees bloom, enhancing every landmark. This month long event is considered one of Japan’s most beautiful season by many.

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