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Origami Origins
Origami: How Folding Paper Became an Art Form

Origami is an arts and crafts classic. We've all done our share of it, from paper airplanes to the ever-popular Japanese crane. But how did this paper-folding art form come to be? Read on and we'll tell you!

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Japanese Fashion Subcultute
Japanese Fashion Subcultures

Japan, especially Tokyo, seems to always be on the cutting-edge of the new and unique trends. In this article, we’re chronicling 10 of Japan’s most fascinating subcultures and the fashions they use to express themselves.

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Traditional Japanese Sushi That Might Surprise You
Traditional Japanese Sushi That Might Surprise You

June 18th marks International Sushi Day. To celebrate, we're exploring 10 traditional Japanese sushi rolls you may not have heard of. Read on to find what they are!

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20 Must-See Nature Spots in Japan

Despite being an island nation, Japan is home to diverse landscapes and myriad natural wonders. Read on to discover just some of them in our list of the best nature spots to visit in Japan.

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In the twilight rain these brilliant-hued hibiscus A lovely sunset
The History of Haikus

Ever wondered how types of poems are created? In this post, we explore the history of one of Japan's traditional forms of poetry—the haiku.

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Japanese tourist spots
Popular Tourist Spots in Japan

From nature and technology to art and history, Japan’s got it all. Here are just 10 of the places every tourist must check out when in Japan.

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Japanese Movies We Love
Japanese Movies We Love

Japanese films have carved out their territory in international cinema and have gained a cult following. See which films from Japan are some of our favourites!

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Japanese drinks
20 Japanese Drinks You’ll Love ... or Possibly Not

Japan always seems be at the forefront of innovation – even when it comes to beverages! Read on to learn about some of the fun and interesting flavours they have to offer.

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The Cherry Blossom Festival: Celebrating the Bloom

One of the more well-known traditions of Japanese culture is the annual cherry blossom festival, celebrating the new season and the breathtaking blooms it brings. Learn more about the festival's origins and how it's celebrated today in the west.

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20 Japanese Lucky Charms
20 Japanese Lucky Charms

You're probably familiar with the Maneki-Neko, also known to as the money cat or lucky cat, but Japan has a vast array of other lucky charms – some of which may surprise you. Read on to find out what they are!

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How to Throw Your Own Galentine's Day Party

The day before Valentine’s Day is dedicated to giving some love to your lady friends. Made popular by the US show Parks and Recreation, we show you that you don’t have to be Leslie Knope to plan an extra special day for your gals.

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Why Only Men Receive Gifts on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is all about guys showing their ladies some extra love. Find out why Valentine's Day in Japan is just the opposite.

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How KFC became Japan’s Christmas tradition

Learn about Japan's take on Christmas celebrations and how KFC filled the void of a traditional dinner.

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