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Commemorative Suica Card sold 3.16 million pieces!

A Commemorative Suica card was released for Tokyo station’s centennial celebration. Suica is a rechargeable fare card for trains in the Tokyo area. The Suica card also works when buying things from vending machines,...

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Annual “Keywords-of-the-year Contest”

The winners of 2014’s ‘Keywords-of-the-Year’ contest was announced on December 1st. This contest chooses the most commonly used words or topic for any given year and gives out honors to a person or group...

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2014 Yuru-Chara No. 1 was Announced!

Japanese people love mascots and characters. The Yuru-Chara is the national character contest where people can vote for their favorite mascots to become the next annual star. The Yuru-Chara Grand Prix poll, held this...

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Batman in Chiba Prefecture : Chibatman!?

The video of Batman in Japan, posted on SNS, has gone viral. Batman rides his custom built tri-motorcycle and shows up around the streets in the Chiba prefecture. His video has not only became...

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New Photo Posing Trend : The Nonomura Pose!?

Hyogo Provincial politician, Ryutaro Nonomura, was accused of dubious spending of official allowances. At a press conference, held on July 1st, it was sited that an estimated 3 million yen ($30K) had been misused....

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Japanese Love Mascot Characters!

If you are in Japan, it is very hard to avoid finding mascot characters. You see many cute and comical characters everywhere.  Many Japanese companies own an original company character.  Even each prefecture has...

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3.11 The Great East Japan Tsunami

Three years today, March 11th, was the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.  Despite reconstruction efforts, many people are still living in evacuation shelters.  Please remember this day and pray for the people who...

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Cute Two Yen Stamp Released in Japan

Due to a consumption tax increase in April 2014,  post offices in Japan have started to sell new postcards and stamps.  It now costs 52 yen to mail a postcard, where as before it...

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