Ten Quirky Objects

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Here are 10 objects that pretty much any Japanese person would…

Industrial Wasteland 3

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Kawasaki's industrial zone has a strange, dystopian beauty. The…

How Japan Selects Astronauts

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I've been reading an interesting book called Packing for Mars:…

Groin Groin

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Japanese pigs say "buu buu." I guess someone thinks that English…

The Surprising History of the Japanese Cold Mask

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I was watching a documentary called World War II in Color and…

The Joys of Condo-hunting in Japan

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My wife and I are looking to buy a condo, and we found a couple…

Kasai Rinkai Park

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There's a lot more to Tokyo parks than just Yoyogi and Shinjuku-gyoen.…

The Minami-senju Fashion Plate

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Here's an unusual-looking character that I often see around the…

Uniquely Japanese Job Interview Questions

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On the surface, Japanese job interviews are a lot like Western…

Jomyo-in, the Jizo Temple

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I rode my bicycle past Jomyo-in Temple hundreds of times on my…