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Shirakawago: A Village Straight-out from Folktale

UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawago is a historical village located in Gifu Prefecture. It is an area renowned for its preservation of rare straw huts called Gassho Zukuri. Aside from that, the pan...

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Ozu: The Old Palace Town of Japan

Situated in west Ehime is the castle city of Japan, Ozu. Built during the Edo Period and referred to as Little Kyoto, this city gives off a nostalgic vibe straight out from history. Less than an hour&...

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The Various Types of Japanese Alcohol

Sake, shochu, whiskey, beer, and fruity liquors. Japan has an assortment of various alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed at nomikai, traditional events, festivals, social gatherings, or just to crack a c...

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Kurashiki, A Scenic Town of History

A charming city where history comes to live, Kurashiki is a compact town with lots to offer. The city’s best attractions are centred around Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, the pride of Kuras...

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Takana: A Regional Specialty in a Jar

Takana or Japanese mustard green is a regional vegetable in Japan. Takana from different regions carry their own distinct flavours. They are most commonly pickled in Japan. Takana can be found in mark...

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Takaragawa Onsen: The Luxury of Bathing and of Nature's Canvass

Takaragawa Onsen is one of the highest recommended hot springs in Gunma Prefecture. Enveloped by nature, the onsen makes a picturesque and relaxing scene. They also offer a unique mixed gender bath ex...

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Locating the Land of The Rising Sun: Crash Course on Japan’s Map

Maps are an essential item when travelling in another country or just going about your day. Understanding the layout of Japan geographically will help plan out the best trip or figure out where you mi...

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Things to Consider when Buying Second-Hand or Used Cars in Japan

As good as public transport is in Japan, you may find owning a vehicle more convenient and travel efficient depending on where you stay and your travel needs. New cars are expensive so consider second...

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Headhunting for Talent in Japan

There is a growing trend in Japan where recruitment agencies, or ‘headhunters’, supply the workforce demand of employers. Take a look at how headhunters play a crucial role in Japan's ...

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Health First and Foremost: Japan’s School Lunch Program

Japan’s school lunch programs where students are involved in preparation, serving classmates, and cleaning up together have been a hot topic in social media for several years. In this article, w...

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