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Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

  Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan With its contribution now rivaling that of the auto industry in at least one estimate, tourism is fast becoming a key…

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift   As the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift inches closer to its commercial release, virtual girlfriend technology…

Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

  Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Japan scored a clinical straight-sets (25-13, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Turkey in the second day of play in the…

Facing decline, pachinko industry tries offering a clean, well-lit place

Facing decline, pachinko industry tries offering a clean, well-lit place

Facing decline, pachinko industry tries offering a clean, well-lit place TOKYO — Japan’s once-booming pachinko industry, grappling with a graying customer base and the threat of new competition from casinos,…

18 must-visit heritage sites in Japan

18 must-visit heritage sites in Japan

  18 must-visit heritage sites in Japan TOKYO — Visiting World Heritage Sites is a great way to see Japan. Since the sites are scattered all around the archipelago, you’re…

You know it’s hot in Japan when the birds are taking iced tea baths

You know it’s hot in Japan when the birds are taking iced tea baths

  You know it’s hot in Japan when the birds are taking iced tea baths During the summer in Japan, it’s a constant battle between trying to save energy and…

What’s better than sushi? Ramen sushi!

What’s better than sushi? Ramen sushi!

If you look closely at the photo above, you’ll see that inside this sushi roll there’s no rice. Instead, it’s filled with the goodness of instant noodles! The lifeblood of…

The clever way Japanese drivers thank each other without saying a word【Video】

The clever way Japanese drivers thank each other without saying a word【Video】

Japanese culture places a lot of importance on taking care of yourself and not inconveniencing others. Sooner or later we all end up needing a little help, though, which is…

Most major firms expect to see economy grow by year-end

Most major firms expect to see economy grow by year-end

  Most major firms expect to see economy grow by year-end A domestic survey of 106 major companies has found that 100 expect the economy to expand toward year-end, and…

The top 10 anime that people in Japan never tire of watching

The top 10 anime that people in Japan never tire of watching

TOKYO — A new survey polled Japanese anime fans and asked them to name the anime they can watch over and over again and never get bored.  Our favorite creator…