Ryokufuso Inn: CNNGo visits the ghost of Kamemaro -- just before the hotel burns to the ground

My husband Matt and I finally cross the threshold of the Enju-no-ma room at the Ryokufuso, a traditional Japanese inn in rural Iwate prefecture, several hours north of Tokyo. We've come by bullet t...

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Typhoon Season In Japan

Japan's typhoon season from May to October.

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Badass Chicks in Japanese History: Queen Himiko

When you were a wee one, did you dream of being a doctor or a lawyer when you grew up? Or maybe something even more ambitious like an astronaut? How about a shamaness-queen? Almost 2000 years ago, ...

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Ninja Me! A Japanese App That Makes You a Ninja

A Japanese software company has released an app that makes a Dancing Ninja video using face photos. The user's face is fitted to a ninja's body. The ninja will also blink and move his/her mouth! Th...

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Four artists collaborate to create the world’s smallest bento that fits inside a watch
the 4 artists tasked with creating the world’s smallest bento

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A watchmaker, a surgeon, a chef and a diorama artist are sitting around together. Each is ...

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Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy

Before all my past linguistics professors start to wail and compose angry comments, let’s get that deliberately sensationalist title out of the way: Really, no language is harder than any other lan...

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Kenta Nakamura, Nihon Shigoto Hyakka: New Work-Life Balance in Flexible Spaces

People have to work in order to live. These days we usually search for a job online. But Nihon Shigoto Hyakka (literally “Japan Work Department Store”) is a different kind of website to the typical...

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Kyaraben under cherry trees in full blossom ?!

Kyaraben under cherry trees in full blossom ?!

Spring has finally come over here in Japan. The temperature has risen significantly and the sun shows up more often !

It is also the beginning of th...

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Terunofuji, a new champion to confirm mongolian athletes supremacy in the japanese national sport elite

Sekiwake Haruo Te-runofuji only needed 25 tournaments from his debut to nab his first Emperor's Cup, making him the third fastest to win the event after Takahanada and Asashoryu. The new champion's...

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Tokyo's Ota Ward Starts Accepting "Minpaku" Applications - JIJI PRESS

Now, owners of vacant houses in Ota ward, Tokyo can convert them to lodges for tourists with the support of there ward office.

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