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Music Festivals In Japan 2016

Here is a listing of this year\'s music festivals in Japan for the summer of 2016.Rock and ElectronicFuji Rock FestivalJuly 22-24, Naeba Ski Resort, N ...

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Kyoto City Bus 206

?????#206Kyoto city bus #206 runs from Kitaoji Bus Terminal (Subway Kitaoji Station) to Kyoto Station and then back to Karasuma Kitaoji and Kita ...

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Meoto Iwa: The Divine “wedded Rocks” In Ise

You might have already seen the scenic “Meoto Iwa” on photos and wondered what it is and where you can find it" Two rocks connected by a r ...

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Chocolate Cake With Meringue And Caramel Cream With Peanuts

Ingredients for the chocolate cake: 330 g flour 60 g cocoa 15 g baking powder 5 medium eggs 4 egg yolks a pinch of salt 16 g vanilla sugar 270 g sugar ...

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Japan News This Week 4 March 2018

?????A Maverick of Japanese Photography, Bound Tight to Ritual New York TimesJapan\'s worries about North Korea\'s \'charm offensive\' BBCSaying \'Me ...

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Japanese Dolls The Fascinating World of Ningyo

Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyoby TuttleISBN: 978-0804849777Hardback, 272 ppDolls, models - usually small - of humans and used by chi ...

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Tokyo Marathon 2018 in Asakusabashi

??????Sunday morning in Tokyo was Marathon time again. This was the 11th Tokyo Marathon, which began in 2007.Man and Superman, Tokyo Marathon 2018Like ...

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Japan News This Week 25 February 2018

?????In Japan, A Liberal Maverick is Seeking to Lead New York TimesReality Check: Has Shinzo Abe\'s \'womenomics\' worked in Japan" BBCJapan wins Olym ...

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Getting Tired of It in Japanese

???You may be familiar with the word ?aki? ? in Japanese as meaning ?fall, autumn,? but there is another ?aki? ??that appears often in Japanese conver ...

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Old Kyoto Tales A Fox's Gratitude

?????Once upon a time, there was an old couple who lived at the foot of a mountain on the Shirakawa River. One day, when they were at home, a white f ...

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Japan News This Week 18 February 2018

?????At Site of Japanese Volcano?s Supereruption, an Immense Lava Dome Lurks New York TimesJapan\'s worries about North Korea\'s \'charm offensive\' B ...

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Primetree Akaike

?????????Primetree Akaike is a new shopping mall close to Akaike Station, the last stop on the Tsurumai Line of the Nagoya subway in the eastern subur ...

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Cutting Back

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of KyotoLeslie BuckISBN: 978-1604697933279 ppIn her mid-thirties, Leslie Buck dropped out of her Califo ...

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Japan News This Week 11 February 2018

?????Japan?s Women?s Hockey Team Wants to Be Known for Wins, Not Smiles New York TimesJapan\'s Princess Mako postpones wedding to commoner Kei Komuro ...

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Allpress Espresso Tokyo Roastery & Cafe near Kiyosumi-Shirak

????????????Kiyosumi-Shirakawa is an atmospheric old area of Tokyo that attracts visitors with its big beautiful Kiyosumi Teien Gardens, the Museum ...

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Kabuki: A Mirror of Japan

by David Crandall ...

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Japan News This Week 4 February 2018

?????Eleven People Killed in Fire at Japanese Seniors Welfare Facility New York TimesJapan\'s amazing snowmen will blow your mind BBCDrastic relaxatio ...

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Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion,

Let\'s face it: product manuals, while incredibly useful, are not compelling reading, no matter how invested we are in the product itself. And let\'s ...

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Japanese Inns & Hot Springs Book Review

by Akihiko Seki (Photographer) ...

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Japan News This Week 28 January 2018

?????Japan Volcano Eruption Kills Soldier and Injures Skiers at Resort New York TimesCamera captures deadly avalanche\'s ash cloud in Japan BBCOkinawa ...

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Bending Over Backwards in Japanese: Nokezoru

???? A month or so ago I got a horrifically bloodshot left eye, which meant I had to wear sunglasses day and night for about three weeks to avoid fri ...

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Kawashima textiles from the village of Ichihara

????????The textiles made by the famous firm of Kawashima are everywhere in Japan - in its trains, planes, homes and offices. From traditional obi, pa ...

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Japan News This Week 21 January 2018

?????Japan Balks at Calls for New Apology to South Korea Over ?Comfort Women? New York TimesJapan warns over North Korean \'charm offensive\' BBC3 hib ...

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The Alley Lu Jiao Xiang in Shinjuku

???The Alley ("It\'s Time for Tea") is a tea cafe that opened in Taiwan just four years ago, in 2013, and with a presence now in seven other countries ...

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Baien no Sato

????Baien no Sato is an onsen resort in the remote Kunisaki Peninsula of northern Oita, located on a mountain ridge in the southern part of the penins ...

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Japan News This Week 14 January 2018

?????Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online New York TimesOkinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents BBCCivic ...

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Japanese Anime in Sao Paulo

?????????Rua Galvão Bueno, Liberdade, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Brazil has the world\'s biggest ethnic Japanese population outside of Japan. Most of the immi ...

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47Regions Manhole T-shirts

Visiting Japan can often be a vertical experience. From the majestic peak of Mount Fuji, to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, without forgetting the cherry bl ...

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Japan News This Week 7 January 2018

?????Japan\'s Emperor Greets Cheering Crowd at Palace for New Year New York TimesThe Castle that Defied History BBCCouple hit with fresh arrest warran ...

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An Introduction to Y?kai Culture: Monsters Ghosts and Outsid

by Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC), 2017ISBN: 978-4-916055-80-4Hardback, 196 ppThis book is an example of the growing trend of ...

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Thoughts About Japan's Waterways

?When I first visited Japan I was surprised by the amount of advertising nearly everywhere I looked. Even in a lonesome rural area, on a long trip by ...

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Kabutocho and Kayabacho Machikado Museum

?????????????Kabutocho is where the Tokyo Stock Exchange is, and this area, along with the adjacent Kayabacho district, in Tokyo\'s Chuo ward, has bee ...

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Japan News This Week 31 December 2017

?????Deal With Japan on Former Sex Slaves Failed Victims, South Korean Panel Says New York TimesBeethoven\'s Ninth: 10,000 singers for Japan\'s Christ ...

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Traditional Industries of Kyoto The Art of Stone Carving

??Stone working is believed to have begun in Japan during the Tumulus Period and developed with the introduction and spread of Buddhism throughout Jap ...

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Japan News This Week 24 December 2017

?????For Kitasan Black, the Finish Line Draws Near New York TimesScientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having \'Sexual Interactions\' With Deer NPRDrive ...

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Nihonmachi Japanese Mall in Bangkok

??? ?????Nihonmachi Dining Mall, Sukhumvit 26, BangkokBangkok\'s Sukhumvit 26 district has one of the Thai capital\'s most well-known oases of Japanes ...

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Naniwa Ryokan

????Naniwa Ryokan is in the small town of Yokota, deep in the Okuizumo region of Shimane, and a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas a ...

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Japan News This Week 17 December 2017

?????Destroyed in Tsunami, Temple is Reborn New York TimesJapan\'s Babe Ruth Is The Latest Japanese Player To Sign With MLB Team NPR\'Lonely gifs\' by ...

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Kure: The Happiness Behind the Giving

Kanji began as pictograms. Kanji convey little information about pronunciation (even less than English spelling does!), but are all about conveying re ...

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Kusatsu Yado Honjin

???Kusatsu, a key post town in the Edo Period (1600-1868), is located on the cross roads of two of Japan\'s main roads: the legendary Tokaido highway, ...

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Japan News This Week 10 December 2017

?????Ghostly Boats Carry North Korean Crews, Dead and Alive, to Japan New York TimesJapan\'s Emperor Akihito To Abdicate In April 2019 NPREU agrees bi ...

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Tales of Old Kyoto The Shrimp and the Sea Bream

???? Long, long ago, there once was an energetic, highly curious shrimp living in one of Japan\'s many rivers. Among this little shrimp\'s many dream ...

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Fall Scenes from the Middle of Tokyo

???????????Fall scenery in Japan is something most people would associate with forests and mountains or, at best, rural towns. However, the megapolis ...

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Japan News This Week 3 December 2017

?????Why a Generation in Japan Is Facing a Lonely Death ...

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The history of tobacco and bamboo pipes in Japan

??Tobacco entered Japan in the Momoyama Period (1568-1600) through the Portuguese.Tobacco was smoked using a bamboo pipe with a fine metal fitting on ...

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Dojuzan Kasugai Hike

???Kasugai, north of Nagoya, may not be known for its natural beauty, however, it does exist.The small mountains of Dojuzan (429m), Otaniyama (425m) a ...

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Nara and its Gardens

??The vast park area, the core remains of Nara\'s classic period (752-777), is the first thing that strikes visitors to Nara. Apart from this natural ...

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Japan News This Week 26 November 2017

?????Mitsubishi Materials Adds to Japan Inc.?s Quality Problems New York TimesJapanese Lawmaker\'s Baby Gets Booted From The Floor NPRSan Francisco ac ...

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Shimokitazawa Sendaiya Tofu Restaurant

Shimokitazawa ("Shimokita" for short) is a fascinating little enclave in western Tokyo of stores, restaurants, cafes, theaters and live music clubs. W ...

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Soemoncho & Hozenji Dotonbori

?????&???If you haven\'t been to seen the night life areas of Osaka when the night is in full swing or just coming to an end in the wee hour of mornin ...

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Japan News This Week 19 November 2017

?????Shohei Otani, a Two-Way Player, Says He Is Ready to Leave Japan for M.L.B. New York Times\'Comfort Woman\' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan\'s ...

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Exploring Hikone

??Hikone, the second largest city in Shiga Prefecture, is dominated by the imposing presence of its fine castle, a magnificent structure that, faring ...

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Tales of Old Kyoto: Why Dogs and Cats Never Get Along With

???Once upon a time in Kyoto, there was a woman who adored dogs and cats. She had one dog and one cat and she was with them all the time, everywhere ...

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Ikkyu The Quick-Witted Novice

??Once upon a time, there was a monk who was the head of a very famous temple. It was his secret pleasure to sip a special jar of sweet sugar syrup i ...

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Japan News This Week 12 November 2017

?????In Rural Japan, Lifting a Shrine and Building a Friendship New York TimesTrump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles BBCJapanese gov\'t s ...

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Canceling an ANA flight to Japan

So here\'s the thing: I should be in Japan right now. In early August I booked a reservation with ANA Airlines, but unfortunately, a few days later ...

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Trump in Tokyo

????????????President Trump was in Tokyo on Monday, Japan being his first stop on a tour of Asia that took him to South Korea yesterday. East Gate (K ...

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Zoen Japanese Landscaping

??The basic techniques that are used for creating and maintaining traditional Japanese gardens were first developed during the Heian Period in Kyoto, ...

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Japan News This Week 5 November 2017

?????Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan New York TimesJapan suspect ?killed nine over two months? BBCEmperor Akihito to meet ...

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Kyoto City Bus 4

?????#4The Kyoto city bus #4 runs from Kyoto Station to Kamigamo Shrine in the north west of Kyoto city.The #4 bus travels up Kawaramachi, Kyoto\'s ma ...

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Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum Waseda

????????????????The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum (Enpaku) on the Waseda University campus in Tokyo is dedicated to the history of drama and is na ...

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A Conversation with Hal Gold from 1997

Writer, historian, critic, and long-time Kyoto resident, Hal Gold (July 24, 1929 - March 25, 2009) lived in Kyoto for over 30 years, and was a well-kn ...

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Furuiwaya-so Kumakogen

Kokuminshukusha literally means "citizens lodgings" and are hotels operated by local governments. Often they have good locations and are reasonably pr ...

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Japan News This Week 29 October 2017

?????Subaru Admits Inspection Failings, in Another Blow to Japan?s Carmakers New York TimesJapan teen \'forced to dye hair black\' for school BBCJapan ...

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From Saga to Arashiyama On Foot

??This walk (about 2 miles in length and packed with stuff to look at and enjoy) will take the average person about 3 hours to complete (not including ...

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A Stroll Through Kojimachi

?? ???I went through the Kojimachi and Hirakawacho area of Tokyo today, on the western edge of the Imperial Palace, near the Hanzomon Gate and Hanzomo ...

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Kyocera Museum of Art Dawn of Restoration Exhibition

The Kyocera Museum of Art will host a new exhibition: Dawn of Restoration - Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Toba-Fushi ...

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Learning Japanese With Language Apps

Visiting Japan has been a big part of my life since 2010, but learning to speak and understand the Japanese language has not. One day a friend of min ...

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Japan News This Week 22 October 2017

?????The Death of Liberalism in Japan ...

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Ariki

???ariki is a word you sometimes see or hear in Japanese that is usually used after the word ketsuron, which means "conclusion."ari is from the word a ...

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Art Tower Mito

The Art Tower Mito (ATM) in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture is a multi-media arts center and performance space incorporating a concert hall, theater and ...

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Japan News This Week 15 October 2017

?????Seeking Solitude in Japan?s Mountain MonasteriesNew York TimesDentsu\'s overtime fine puts spotlight on Japan\'s work culture BBCLDP eyes solid v ...

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Senyuji Temple Shukubo

???Shukubo, lodgings within a Buddhist temple, are a wonderful way to not only get some decent-priced accommodation, but also to gain some insights an ...

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Uji City Walking Routes

Uji City is located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture and is well know for its rich cultural history and heritage. The city is home to two UNE ...

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Bread Festival - La Fete du Pain Setagaya 2017 - in Tokyo

???????My partner and I attended the Setagaya Bread Festival (or, La Fete du Pain Setagaya) on Sunday. This two-day festival was the seventh to take p ...

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Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto

???Idutsu-yu is a traditional Kyoto public bath (sento) south west of the Imperial Palace (Gosho).Idutsu-yu has nice tile work of a church in the Euro ...

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Japan News This Week 8 October 2018

?????After the Tsunami, Japan?s Sea Creatures Crossed an OceanNew York TimesJapan Special BBCKoike\'s opposition to foreign residents\' right to vote ...

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Zenigata Sunae

????Zenigata Sunae is an Edo Period sand sculpture on the island of Ibukijima in the Inland Sea.Best seen from the viewing platform on the pine-covere ...

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Okazaki Fireworks Festival

???????????The Okazaki Hanabi Festival took place on August 5 in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture this year. Joel Hadley Jr came to watch and this i ...

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Yoyoi Kusama Museum Newly Opens

??????????Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan\'s - indeed, one of the world\'s - most famous artists. She is best known for what she calls "infinity nets, ...

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Sakura-yu Public Bath Kyoto

??Now nearly 100 years old, Sakura-yu public bath in downtown Kyoto, is a trip back in time. Though situated close to Kyoto\'s busiest shopping street ...

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Japan News This Week 1 October 2017

?????Shinzo Abe of Japan Calls Early Election, as a Rival Party FormsNew York TimesFalling jet wing panel damages car in Japan BBCJapan successfully u ...

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The Many Meanings of Temae

??temae is a word in Japanese formed from the kanji for "hand" and "in front of," and basically means "in front of."But temae has accrued various mean ...

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IMS Building Fukuoka

???The IMS (Inter Media Station) building in Fukuoka is a multi-story shopping mall across from Tenjin Station in the heart of the city.The IMS bui ...

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Uji: Favored Spot of the Fujiwara

??The country town of Uji is just a few kilometers from the southeastern part of Kyoto. Besides being a famous place for its temples, river-side scen ...

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Japan News This Week 24 September 2017

?????The Latest Design Trend: Black and Burned WoodNew York TimesHow Japan reacted to missile test BBCJapan PM Abe calls for global blockade of N. Kor ...

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Anjo City Tanabata Festival

???????The Anjo City Tanabata Festival took place from August 4-6 in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture. Joel Hadley Jr was in attendance for what was the 6 ...

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Kochi Sakura Hotel

????????Located just a 5 minute walk from the main JR Kochi Station in Kochi city, the Kochi Sakura Hotel1-3-11 KitahinmachiKochi-shi, Kochi 780-0056T ...

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Yumeji Takehisa

?? ??Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) was a poet and Nihonga painter, originally from Setouchi in Okayama Prefecture.Completely self taught, Takehisa did n ...

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Kyoto Statues: Takayama Hikokuro and Izumo Okuni

?????Takayama Hikokuro (1747-1793) was a celebrated samurai of the Edo Period (1600-1868). His statue (on Sanjo, a few meters east of Kawabata) is ha ...

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Japan News This Week 17 September 2017

?????North Korea?s Threat Pushes Japan to Reassess Its Might and Rights ...

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Okazaki Cherry Blossom Festival

??????These excellent photos and video of this year\'s Cherry Blossom Festival at Okazaki Castle in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture were kindly sent by Okaz ...

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If Japanese Parents Got Paid for Raising their Kids

???????In the Japanese news, the Meiji Yasuda Life insurance company yesterday released the results of a survey carried out in July on 1,032 married-w ...

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Daiko Onsen Nagoya

????Daiko Onsen is a rare community sento in Nagoya, located in the working class neighborhood of Daiko, near Nagoya Dome, on the north side of Nag ...