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If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi (寿司), it’s the otaku (オタク) culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga (漫画), anime (アニメ), cosplay (コスプレ) and themed cafés. While Tokyo (東京) is most certainly not short of any of this, the number...

With hundreds of different trains available all over Japan that range in different shapes, sizes, and colors, there is no doubt that are many train enthusiasts or train otakus that have been admiring these brilliant mechanical machines for many years. To the joy of many people all over Japan...

Japan, China, and Europe all have high-speed rail connectivity for people to travel faster to their destinations. There are quite a few differences between the French TGV, the Japanese Shinkansen and the Chinese High-Speed Rail (HSR). Let's have a look at them and see what makes the Japanese Shinkansen...

The Reason Behind When it comes to their own children, parents are constantly worrying: is my child hungry, did he or she do the homework, are his or her friends trustworthy? Japan is taking it to a new extreme, with its famous kyoiku-mama (教育ママ, "education-oriented mothers") who constantly monitor their...

Wakayama prefecture is located in Kansai region, Honshu. Wakayama Electric Railway Co. runs a service across Wakayama prefecture and back in 2006 it was really struggling. This resulted in many of it's stations being destaffed, i.e. just ticket machines and no humans there to help. At Kishi Station Toshiki...

June 22, 2015 the most famous feline of Japan passed away. Tama the Cat's passing was all over the news, including international, making her gain more popularity upon her death. en.wikipedia.org/ But what has made Tama so popular in all of Japan that more than 3,000 people attended her Shinto-style...

Japan has an amazing and extensive public transportation system, being famous for the Shinkansen, or bullet train which is the fastest train in the world. It might seem overwhelming at first when you come to plan your trip due to all the different options for travel, today I will...

Yokohama is known for gorgeous views, multiple ramen museums (both cup of noodle and the infamous ramen museums are situated there), and not to mention Chinatown. There is a hidden gem in the midst of the usual Yokohama tourist destinations and is well worth a visit. The Hara Model...

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