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Take A Ride On A Hello Kitty Rickshaw This June In Asakusa

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
he Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Store opened in late April in the heart of Tokyo’s top tourist destination, immediately attracting attention for its large Kitty-chan facade.
Sanrio also offered Hello Kitty rickshaw rides on the store’s opening day. Apparently these were popular enough ...

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Need Someone To Watch Your Cat While You’re Away? Try The New Japanese Cat-Lover’s Site Nyatching

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SORA NEWS
 
Not only is it a community of pet-sitters, but it’s a community of cat lovers, too!
It’s an absolute joy owning cat, thanks to their unlimited cuddles, hilarious antics, and adorable cries (completely ignoring their tendency for destruction, of course). Cat owners love their furbabies...

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All Aboard The Mickey Mouse Shinkansen Bullet Train In Kyushu From May

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
We are now very familiar with Japanese characters and franchises appearing on special trains. From Hello Kitty to Evangelion, and Pikachu, train operators frequently use tie-ups to promote regional travel. (And don’t forgot those Star Wars passenger planes from ANA.)
 
But it is al...

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Baked Cod, Miso And Bok Choy: Unpacking Japan's Healthy School Lunches

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THE GUARDIAN
 
The list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in...

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Noodle Hotel In Kagawa, Japan's 'Udon Prefecture,' Invites Visitors To Try Their Hand At Local Soul Food

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JAPAN TIMES
 
TAKAMATSU, KAGAWA PREF. - When it comes to this country and noodles, non-Japanese people probably think first of ramen. But Kagawa Prefecture prides itself on serving the best udon, and now has a hotel that doubles as a cookery school dedicated to the local delicacy.
The Udon House ...

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A Life Of Helping The Homeless In Sanya, An Obliterated Tokyo District

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Working tirelessly with her devoted team of passionate locals, Mago Yoshihira has seen some of the hardest sides of Tokyo, but still radiates an aura of effortlessly laid-back warmth and empathy for anyone who enters her orbit.
Matter of fact about the realities of the every...

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Japanese Wellness Methods That Can Transform Your Skin

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THE INDEPENDENT
 
 
Bathing in hot springs can help chronic skin issues 
Beautiful, glowing skin isn’t always the result of serums, creams, and lotions - other lifestyle choices can also make a huge difference.
In Japanese culture, there are certain centuries old beauty tips that have nothing to ...

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Scorching Heat Continues for Much of Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan continued to experience extreme heat on Sunday as temperatures soared into the high 30s on the last weekend of August.
The highest temperature recorded Sunday was 39 degrees in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, followed by 38 degrees in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture. Gifu and...

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Entering Sumo World Not Something To Be Taken Lightly

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JAPAN TIMES
 
In lifting the Emperor’s Cup last month, Mitakeumi became the fourth Japanese wrestler to win a championship in the past two years.
That’s significant in a sport that had been utterly dominated by foreigners for the previous decade.
However even with the recent success of native-bor...

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Hiroshi Abe’s New Challenge: Leading Film Star Plays Elite Samurai Given Shocking New Job

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Leading film star Hiroshi Abe goes all out in his latest movie, “Nomitori Samurai” (Flea-picking Samurai). He plays an elite samurai who makes a mistake and is punished by being ordered to pick fleas from pet cats, a job that actually existed during the Edo period (1603-1867). Ho...

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