Japan's troubled relationship with tattoos continues with a new minor scandal when the celebrity Ryucheru posted selfies on Instagram of his new tattoos on August 19th. Ryucheru (Ryuji Higa) is a ...
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Regular readers don't need to be reminded of this: in Japan, a majority of hot springs (onsen), swimming pools (public and hotels), sports gyms, public beaches, and even some public baths (sento) ...
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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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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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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
Outspoken Osaka major Toru Hashimoto has become the latest person to weigh into the dispute over Takeshima, the islands claimed by Korea and known there as Dokdo or Tokto. In a public debate on ...
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