The Beastie Boys’ Guide to Another Dimension

“Well, now, don’t you tell me to smile. You stick around I’ll make it worth your while,” they scream confidently into the fish-eye cam as they prance around the streets of Tokyo. Perhaps they are referencing the dire lack of facial expression in public spaces in Japan. Or maybe they are[…]

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Celebrate Japan! Festivals for Every Season

Japan is home to amazing festivals that celebrate the seasons all year round. Every town offers its own unique festivals that are enhanced with local foods, traditions and fabulous entertainment. Travel to Japan in the spring and enjoy the world-renown scenery of cherry tree blooms. Many cherry blossom festivals can[…]

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How to See a Sumo Match in Japan

Sumo is one of Japan’s most popular and long-running spectator sports with a 2,000 year legacy. Performed in the past to entertain the Shinto gods, sumo still holds much weight (literally) in the modern era. In sumo, two rikishi or wrestlers enter the ring wearing a silk sash. After throwing[…]

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Samurais vs. Ninjas

One of the most intriguing aspects of Japan is its feudal past characterized by warlords and the honorable samurai class. Many are inspired by the tales of the samurai who were of high class ranking in the caste system during the Edo period. The samurai were the only Japanese permitted[…]

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Winning Business in Japan

Source: http://www.jperla.com/blog/post/the-secrets-to-winning-business-in-japan I really love the Economist, and I learned a lot recently about doing business in Japan. If you’re visiting Japan for business, you’re likely to be in Tokyo. As the largest city in the world Tokyo has services and amenities that you would expect in a large city[…]

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