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The cultural complex has a variety of sports facilities including Jingu Stadium, a golf range, an ice skating rink, and tennis courts. The 300-meter-long avenue leading to the Meiji Memorial Pictur...

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Ameyoko Shopping Street

On the eastern side of Ueno Park, in the streets around the elevated tracks of the train station, you'll find the Ameyoko Shopping Street: a great place to come when you're in the market for... wel...

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Tsumamigui: A New Sushi Shop in Tokyo Wants to Fill the Gap Between High and Low End
tsumamigui, the new nendo-designed sushi shop in Tokyo | photos by Akihiro Yoshida (products) and Jimmy Cohrssen (space)

If you want sushi in Japan you’ve got kaiten-zushi on the low end, the c...

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Japanese Chalkboard Maker Holds Contest for Best Student Chalkboard Art
chalkboard art of Mt. Fuji created by 2 students at Mito Sakuranomaki High School in Ibaraki | click images to enlarge

Over the past 2-3 years there’s been an increasingly popular trend amongst...

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Akihabara Online

Akihabara online is a website that is dedicated for introducing shops in Akihabara to both locals and foreigners. The site provides English and Chinese version for the benefit of non-Japanese visi...

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Ronin| Globus Artist-In-Residence Program

(English to follow)

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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...

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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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