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Japanese ninja, samurai and courtesans star in new Red Bull ad set in the Edo period 【Video】

Travel back in time to feudal Japan with an epic new clip featuring music by the Yoshida Brothers.

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An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind

Twitter manga reminds us that if you’re standing in this part of the train, you might be making the ride unpleasant for your fellow passengers.

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Expat Insider’s Quality of Life survey 2017 reveals Japan has slipped down the rankings, but why?

Japan moves down the list from 3rd place to 6th.

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Sailor Moon, Final Fantasy attractions coming to Universal Studios Japan

Theme park announces its first-ever tie-up with the pair of massively popular anime, video game franchises.

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What it’s like inside a $3,000 a night Japanese hotel room 【Video】

The palatial room can be found at a hotel that accommodates the Japanese Emperor on his travels.

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Tokyo capsule hotel’s low month-long rates are an awesome way to sample life in Japan’s capital

Put the money you would have spent on sleeping in a fancier room towards a longer stay in Japan at this Shinjuku hotel.

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Ed Sheeran invited to visit cat island in Japan with video from Japanese town

Cats from a Japanese cat island give their best performance in a music video designed to lure the famous musician to their shores.

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North Korean travel agency tweets about “North Korean Dragon Ball” to entice Japanese tourists

The travel agency says: “North Korea is a safe country! No terrorism, no thieving, no earthquakes.”

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Japan has an awesome river that looks just like a dragon

Body of water even has a connection to the creatures’ traditional role in Japanese mythology.

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We discover Lawson convenience store lookalike hidden away in Nara Prefecture – Fauxson?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a suspiciously familiar looking purveyor of snacks.

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Giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukuoka Prefecture look like a theme park

We’ve seen some big Kannon statues before, but this one takes the Zen cake.

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Japan’s Top Twenty roadside service stops, destinations in their own right

All the more reason for a Japanese road-trip.

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Chance to see Japan bucket-list must-see scenery “Road to Laputa” gone for good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning “Road To Laputa“, which looks like Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky come to life, may close permanently.

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Duty-free shops to open in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport’s Terminal 2

Travelers to Japan will soon be able shop duty-free as soon as they land, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.  

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Beautiful Taiwanese flight attendants are a hit with passengers on EVA Air

The airline is making news around the world for its good-looking crew of cabin attendants.

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Top 20 castles to visit in Japan in 2017

Experience Japanese history through castles both intact and…not intact.

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Tokyo’s new life-size Gundam giant robot statue to be completed, open to public next month

Tokyo will once again be able to boast a giant anime robot come September.

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Sexy Japanese actress strokes turtle head in tourism promotion video drawing complaints【Video】

Controversial video expected to be taken down shortly.

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Tokyo’s new Gundam statue stands tall as torso and head are mounted【Video, photos】

From nearly 20 meters above the ground, the Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo.

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Shinkansen travel tip: A clever way to keep your suitcase from rolling around on the bullet train

Quick and clever maneuver eliminates one of the few hassles about high-speed rail travel in Japan.

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