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Pachinko’s Perculiarities

October 23, 2020
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The game of pachinko was first introduced in 1920, after which it spread rapidly throughout Japan.

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See Hokkaido Lavender in 2021

October 22, 2020
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Hokkaido’s flower fields are more than opportunities to harvest Instagram likes.

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Read This Before Your Maiden Voyage to Japan

September 26, 2020
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The advice I’m about to give you is priceless!

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Japan’s Other Video Games

September 26, 2020
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Think online gaming in Japan only involves web-ready versions of MarioKart and Sonic the Hedgehog? Think again!

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The Truth About Wineries in Japan

September 22, 2020
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Even if you don’t end up loving Koshu wine, a trip to the gorgeous fields where it grows is worthwhile.

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Which Popular Tokyo Day Trip is Right For You?

September 20, 2020
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Did I mention that I love both of these places?

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What to Know About Japan’s Virtual Sports Industry

September 18, 2020
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Virtual sports in Japan are on the cusp of becoming the next big thing.

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Is Japan a Racist Country?

September 5, 2020
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The answer is as complicated as the question is simple.

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The Truth About Japan’s Casino Resorts

September 2, 2020
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It may a decade or longer before the first Japan casino resort opens its doors.

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How (and Where) to Rediscover Japan in 2021

August 25, 2020
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I’ll be on the first plane out once the #JapanTravelBan lifts.

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The Best Japan Road Trips

August 17, 2020
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There are a million reasons to hit Japan’s open road. Thankfully, I’m only going to name five.

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Do People Speak English in Japan?

August 17, 2020
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Times have changed—and the Japanese people have largely changed with them, largely for the better.

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Will We Be Able to Visit Japan in 2021?

August 11, 2020
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It’s almost a sure bet that you will be able to visit Japan in 2021!

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The Wildest Way Through Shikoku

July 21, 2020
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The first time I visited the Iya Valley, Japan took on a new dimension to me.

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The Truth About Takamatsu

June 23, 2020
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There’s not a lot written online about things to do in Takamatsu, at least not in English.

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Tokushima Starts Here

June 23, 2020
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Tokushima will exceed your expectations, especially given how low they probably are.

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