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Popular Cat Breeds in Japan 2022 Rankings

Cats are well-loved in Japan. Not only are they kept as beloved pets treated as family members in people’s homes, they also hold a special place in Japanese folklore, culture, and mythology. Lik...

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The Magic of Cherry Magic: A review of how the manga to the live action drama and movie captured the world

Header Image: Cherry Maho the Movie Official Website The Cherry Magic movie is finally here and fans have been anxiously waiting for the continuation of the hit drama! Want to know what Cherry Ma...

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How much does the average Japanese know about Samurai? 

Curious about this question, we asked WeXpats Guide Japanese team members how much they actually know about samurai. Their answers surprised us! We further answer the frequently asked questions about ...

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Seppuku & Harakiri, An In-depth Explanation to Samurai Ritual Suicide

Seppuku & Harakiri are easily explained as the samurai method of committing suicide, but what does it actually signify? In this article, we explain what the difference is between seppuku & har...

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How many types of sakura are there? Most Common and Rarely Seen Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Have you ever wondered how many kinds of sakura there are in Japan? Did you know there are also green and yellow coloured sakura? In this article, we introduce to you not just the most common types of...

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Real Life Places that Transpired in Tokyo Ghoul

Image Credit: VizMedia / ©石田スイ/集英社・東京喰種製作委員会 Tokyo Ghoul is a one-of-a-kind manga whose fast-paced story representing both physical and mental struggle took the world by storm. Many of the a...

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Why “Drive My Car” is so Internationally Acclaimed

Header Image: Drive My Car Official Website Drive My Car, a film directed by Hamaguchi Ryusuke, has already won many prestigious awards starting off with a Cannes Best Screenplay award and an Aca...

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Visiting Real Life Places that Transpired in Tokyo Ghoul: Nerima City

Image Credit: NTT Docomo / ©石田スイ/集英社・東京喰種製作委員会 Anime Tourism, as people call it, is a fun activity that you can enjoy when in Japan! Continuing from our Tokyo Ghoul Real Life Places articl...

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Tanabata, A Legend of Star-Crossed Lovers and A Festival of Wishes

Tanabata in Japan is marked by huge colourful streamers hung from bamboo. Also known as the Star Festival, people make wishes by writing them on paper strips or folded talismans and hanging them on a ...

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Finding Peace in Japanese Tea Ceremonies

Tea ceremonies where you can enjoy a bowl of matcha with fine traditional sweets is a must-not-miss experience when visiting Japan. Not just in Kyoto, you can enjoy the graceful ceremony even in Tokyo...

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