SweetPersimmon

Many tea utensils and fabrics have recurring traditional designs and motifs that you can learn to recognize. You see them also on kimono, shifuku and kobukusa fabrics as well as on lacquer ware and...

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Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum or Fune-no-Kagakukan as it is known, is everything nautical, the building is even shaped like a giant ship. There are several levels of interactive displays, a large outdoor are...

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Child Poverty In Japan

Japan is known to be one of the richest countries in the world but the sad truth is that one in six Japanese children is currently living in poverty. This is the worst statistic in the industrializ...

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Join our summer BBQ FOR FREE! :)

You want to join our BBQ party in June, but you are on a tight budget? Here is your chance to join for free! This is your chance to have some good meat, fresh salad and cold...

The post Join our s...

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Japan's Growing Poverty Defies Glib Explanations

There are lots of preconceptions about poverty. On the right, a common idea is that poor people mainly have their own behavior to blame -- that if they worked more, committed less crime, had fewer ...

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From Kagoshima to Hakodate – Hokkaido Shinkansen Launch

In the morning of the 26th March, at 6:32 the first Hayabusa Shinkansen Nr. 1 departed from Tokyo station into the direction Hokkaido. At almost the same time, at 6:35 Hayabusa Nr. 10 departed from...

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TsukuBlog | Hydrangea (AJISAI-???) in Japanese History and Culture (revisited)

Hydrangea ( ajisai) on a rainy day in Tsukuba Japan's month long rainy season (tsuyu, ??) usually ends in mid-July, and that means there are precious few days left to savor its SPECIAL BEAUTY. Many...

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Behind Mitsubishi's Faked Data, Fierce Competition

TOKYO - In most of the world, few consumers even know microcars exist. But in Japan, the tiny vehicles, whose fuel consumption is as small as their price tags, are a crucial battleground for domest...

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Shinto Festival in Japan: Sanja Matsuri

Shinto Festival in Japan: Sanja Matsuri The Sanja Festival is one the largest Shinto festivals in Tokyo along with the Kanda Matsuri and Sanno Matsuri. You should enjoy this very special event when...

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Music Monday: Degurutieni

Degurutieni is a musician, make no mistake. But to better understand his dark, gothic aesthetic you may want to learn about where he’s from: the Nishinari district in Osaka, which holds the inglo...

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