Staying Connected When Visiting Japan: Wi-Fi Access, Prepaid SIM Cards, and Rental Devices

Getting up-to-date information requires reliable Internet access, and travelers to Japan will find a growing number of convenient free and fee-based wi-fi services available for their computer, sma...

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The Bonsai Kid

Photography and story by NANCY LEBRUN Ryan Neil at work. A bonsai artist's worth is measured by how well he manipulates a tree to make it a living, changing thing of enduring artistic value.

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What the Japanese Royal Family Can Learn from Prince William’s Japan Trip

Britain’s Prince William recently went on his first trip to Japan. He spent three days there, as part of a larger trip that also included a few days in China. The Duke of Cambridge had his own anim...

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What Is a Butsudan? And Why Are People Paying $630,000 for Them?

Have you ever been to a temple in Japan and thought, “I wish I had some of this amazingness in my house?” Then the Japanese butsudan (??) is for you.

A butsudan is a small, household Buddhist shri...

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Lacquered Deerskin and Pac-Man Come Together For Unique Collaboration

Inden-ya is a 434-year old family-run company specializing in Koshu Inden, a traditional Japanese craft that consists of lacquer-based printing on deerskin to create leather products. The process...

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Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Let me amend that. Top five things to see in Akihabara that do not involve a Maid Cafe. Because, come on, these costumed girls are all over Akiba handing out coupons. You don't need my help to find...

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Dekotora Style!

pimp my truck ... the oriental way!

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Antiwar Posters by Graphic Designer Shigeo Fukuda
“Victory 1945?, one Fukuda’s best-known works, features a projectile heading straight at the opening of the barrel of a cannon

If Shigeo Fukuda were alive today, I wonder what he would say; wha...

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Japan Pulse

If you're suffering from the heat while out and about in the muggy urban streets of Japan this summer the good news is there's a free way to cool down.

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Getting Famous in Japan the One Direction Way

Japan is a popular target market for pop singers that want to take their fame internationally, particularly, it seems, when it comes to debuting in Asia. Is it because of the infectious fan base? I...

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