Questioning Japanese Creativity: Is Japan Really Creative?

Ukiyo-e. Kabuki. The Shinkansen. Akira Kurosawa. Haruki Murakami. Hello Kitty. Attack on Titan.

So, is Japan really creative? It seems like such a silly question. Why even bother to ask it?

I imagi…

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Amusement Parks | The Expat's Guide to Japan

Tokyo and its surroundings are home to more theme and amusement parks than one could ever, as a foreign visitor, imagine. Already the is divided into Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea, making it…

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Japan's Rakuten Inc launches cheap smartphone service

TOKYO Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc said it will offer a cut-rate smartphone service for about a third of the monthly fees charged by the country's three dominant operators, adding to increas…

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Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing on New Year's Eve

TOKYO - The Tokyo Metropolitan Police plan to limit pedestrian access to Shibuya's famous scramble crossing to avoid potential trouble from rowdy revelers on New Year's Eve. Every year, thousands of …

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Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto Elevates Balloon Art to New Heights
a sea horse (left) and mandrill (right) created from balloons

We want Masayoshi Matsumoto at our next birthday party! Although, admittedly, it may be difficult to get the kids to request things o…

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Guide to Japanese Teas

Green tea is the main type of tea that is produced and consumed in Japan. There are many kinds of green tea produced in Japan. Japanese teas are generally classified according to their type of cultiv…

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Anime Art Schools in Japan

I made the experience, that young foreigners coming to Japan have a high interest in Manga (comic book art) and Anime (animated cartoons). Usually this is the first step into Japanese pop-culture and…

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15 weird Japanese toys that probably shouldn't exist

Japan is a nation with an undeniably unique culture. The art, technology, and cuisine the country produces posses certain attributes that are distinctly Japanese. That said, it's very easy to tell wh…

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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Amazing Moments, Lessons Learned, and What's Next

Even though the Japanese team didn't win, it was still a very interesting event worth taking a look at.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is over. It will certainly be remembered as one of the defining r…

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Delicious Noodle Tasting Event at Shinagawa!

Are you a Japanese noodle lover?

Do you want to experience different styles and tastes of Japanese noodle varieties?

Then this is the event for YOU! This is a delicious noodle tasting event hold…

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