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1,000 Yen Departure Tax Planned for Japan

According to an initial meeting held between the tax panel's of both the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition ally Komeito, discussions were held...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park – 広島平和記念公園

August 6, 1945, would be the day that goes down in history that devastated the city of Hiroshima, and particularly the area surrounding the...

Topic Marker and Sentence Ending Particles – は, も, よ & ね!

In this exercise, we will examine the main particles used at the start of Japanese sentences, namely 「は」(wa), which is used to identify the...
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Mucho Modern Mexicano Restaurant – Central Tokyo (Station)

Situated within 10 minutes walk of central Tokyo station, on level 2 of the Tokia Building is Mucho Modern Mexicano. This casual dining restaurant...
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Metal Bar God Chappie (ゴッドチャッピー) – Asakusa, Tokyo

If you thought heavy metal music themed bars couldn't be lively, bright and full of red velvet, think again. Located in the back streets...

Top 12 Horrifying Halloween Expressions

So it's Halloween time, well officially that is on the 31st of October 2017, and time to learn some Horrifying Halloween Expressions, even though...
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W.P Gold Burger – Shibuya, Tokyo

W.P Gold Burger is the most unlikely combination of celebrity meats patty (pun intended), in a shop that is full of humour plus added...

Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) – Film Review

The 1988 classic film Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) came way before Studio Ghibli's (ジブリ) many classics such as Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), Howl's Moving Castle...

Why Do Movies Take So Long to Come to Japan?

Why do movies take so long to come to Japan? One thing that I continue to question while living in Japan these past 3 years...

Top 12 Most Common Polite Japanese Phrases

If you haven't realised by now, the Japanese language places particular emphasis on formality and the correct use of language based on a given...

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