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Hanten Jacket STORE: If you want to stay warm and cosy this winter, there's no better way than with a padded cotton hanten jacket.

Warmer even than a down or fleece jacket, hanten have been worn in the cold north of Japan for more than a century. Go...

Abe Shinzo POLITICS: Japan has had seven prime ministers in as many years but not many get a second bite at the apple.

The return of Abe Shinzo to the post also means a shift back towards conservatism, controversy and possible conflict with Japan's East Asian neighbors. Go...

Sumo SPORT: So how much do you know about Japan's traditional sport of sumo? Its centuries-old history and deeply ingrained rituals make it a hard sell for young Japanese, whose places in the top ranks have increasingly been taken over by foreign stars.Go...

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