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Japan's First Robots Are Older Than You Think

The Aibo, Asimo, even Gundam-robotics are a national institution of Japan. However, robotics started there far earlier than most folks realize. Karakuri ningyo (roughly "mechanized dolls"...

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Japan centenarian population hits record 60,000

The number of people aged 100 and above has hit 60,000 in Japan this year, as the country faces spiralling social and health expenses to look after its legions of retirees. The population of centen...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 2 comments


Day Care Options in Japan - Savvy Tokyo

Much has been made of Prime Minister Abe's plan to do away with childcare waiting lists in Japan by adding spots for 400,000 children by 2017, but for now there is a shortage of day care in many ar...

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25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To)

If you’re reading this, you must have some kind of interest in the JET Program. This isn’t a decision to be made lightly, though. As a JET alumni myself, I’ve experienced (and heard stories of) the...

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Interview: SCANDAL

All-female Japanese rock group formed in 2006 when high school girls Haruna Ono, Mami Sasazaki, Tomomi Ogawa and Rina Suzuki would play live performances in Osaka Castle Park until they were signed...

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Now Open: The New Oita Prefectural Art Museum Designed by Shigeru Ban
all photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects | click to enlarge

“It is meaningless to build an art museum if you are going to imitate others,” says Ryu Niimi, director of the new Oita Prefectu...

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Akihabara, Tokyo Photo Stroll

Japan Lover gives you a photo tour on what to see in Akihabara.

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Top Japanese Social Media Networks

Any business that wants to expand to Japan needs to understand the digital landscape there today. Although popular American social media networks like Facebook and Twitter are widely used in Japan,...

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A Japanese Citizen Studying “Abroad” in Her Own Country

Just a couple weeks ago, I graduated college. I’ve been going through a whirlwind of emotions, good-byes and transitions into the “real world.” At the same time, I’ve been reflecting on my past 4 y...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 1 comment

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