Short term SIM card for Japan

This September I will be travelling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup and I am planning to spend almost a month there. I’ve heard that free WiFi is not that widely spread in Tokyo let alone smaller to…

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Top 10 Things to DO in AKIHABARA Tokyo

Top 10 Things to do in Tokyo Akihabara. A Tokyo Travel Guide through Akihabara streets to show you what to do in Tokyo Akihabara, where to go in Tokyo Akihabara and what to eat in Tokyo Akihabara fro…

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The best anime of 2019: an ongoing list www.theverge.com

Hundreds of new anime series come out every year, so it can be difficult to pick out which ones are actually worth watching.
With each new anime season, The Verge tries to point fans to interesting n…

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Why overtired Japan is turning to office siestas www.bbc.com

“The crisis around karoshi has created a sense of urgency among companies to do something about it,” says Kobayashi.
“From a business point of view, I always knew there would be a need for this.

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How I Made $8,000 per Month Podcasting, and Why You Probably Don’t Want To blog.usejournal.com

I run the Disrupting Japan podcast.
The Disrupting Japan audience consists of startup founders, aspiring founders, and others interested in innovation in Japan.
It turned out that my sponsors didn’t …

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Japan's Hagoromo chalk continues its legacy in S. Korea english.kyodonews.net

Even in an age when whiteboards and computers are ubiquitous in classrooms, Hagoromo chalk has seen its popularity grow thanks to the huge market in the internet lecturing field in South Korea.

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Disrupting Japan Poscast: Live from Stanford: Where are Japan’s Unicorns? www.disruptingjapan.com

Last month I was part of a panel discussion hosted by Stanford University and the Japan Society of Northern California. It was part of this year’s Japan-US Innovation Awards, and it was a great conve…

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These Cheeky Statuettes Were Part of Edo-Era Japan’s Answer to Pockets www.atlasobscura.com

“It’s like a fob or a toggle, a giant button,” says Robert Mintz, deputy director of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and a scholar of Japanese art.
When shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu ascended to power…

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Apparent arson attack devastates Kyoto Animation anime studio with many confirmed dead www.theverge.com

Several people have been killed after an apparent arson attack destroyed a building at Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most renowned anime studios. NHK reports that 16 people have been confirmed dead…

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Tokyo (and other cities) as viewed by locals and tourists www.flickr.com

Here's a fun research project - based on photos' metadata this Flickr user mapped places most visited by tourists (red) and locals (blue). Yellow can be either one.

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