A football match on Saturday between the Urawa Reds, a major soccer team in the J-League Division 1 based in Saitama, just north of Tokyo, and Sagan Tosu, was marred by a banner hung at the venue ...
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It's no secret that we hate the policy that many Japanese hotels, hot springs, pools and beaches have regarding tattoos (irezumi or shisei). The out-dated custom bans inked visitors from either ...
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There may (or may not) be a storm brewing about airline ANA's latest TV ad. It shows two pilots at an airport, gazing out at the tarmac at Haneda Airport and waxing lyrical about the newly ...
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Omotenashi means "hospitality" and that is what we know and love Japan for. But, of course, this is not where the dreams of a tolerant and friendly society end. If you have ever visited or lived in ...
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Official Summer Olympic Games souvenir baseball jacket
It's not often that I roll out the R-word -- and when I do, it is generally due to the incredible short change that black people or other Asians get in Japanese popular culture. Usually the silliness ...
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Foot-in-mouth disease strikes Toru Hashimoto again. On Monday the brash right-wing politician shocked reporters in Osaka when he said that the so-called "comfort women" (local women forced into ...
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Miki Dezaki, a Japanese American who teaches at a high school in Japan, has already made a name for himself with his YouTube videos about homosexuality and more fun ones in which he parodies his ...
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