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The current time in Japan is 06:07, Wednesday on September 30th 2020
The next national holiday is Nov 3, Bunka no Hi (Culture Day).

Japan Update

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide.

In Suga Yoshihide, Japan has its first new prime minister in 8 years, a very long time in Japanese politics. Very much a loyal man to his predecessor, Abe Shinzo, 72-year-old farmer's son Suga is not expected to bring in any radical change. His cabinet includes many familiar faces, with an average age over 60 and only two women.

Any idea how many prime ministers Japan has had since WW2? Find the answer here.

Feature Content

5 Most Scenic Spots in Karuizawa

If you're thinking of getting married in Japan, you have a few choices about what kind of wedding to go for. Or you could take the approach of many Japanese people and just have a mix of western and traditional ceremonies.


The Latest News & Entertainment from Japan

HodoBuzz - Sticking it to Japanese Media

HodoBuzz stars Maho HondaHodoBuzz is a new "Japanese political mini-series" that started streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. last month following its controversial debut in Japan. It tells the story of a Japanese female journalist and her fight for the truth in reporting. It stars NYC-based actors Maho Honda as reporter Asuka Wada and Yuki Matsuzaki (Pirates of the Caribbean, Letters from Iwo Jima) as her new boss in the U.S.

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RHYME SO Creates Virtual Nightclub for HOT Video

RHYME SO: HOTRHYME SO – formed by Japanese producer Shinichi Osawa, a.k.a MONDO GROSSO, and RHYME, an Australian artist/poet – has released their new single "HOT" visualized as a 360° VR music video. Set in a virtual nightclub in your mind, "HOT" was directed by Jordan Freda, who has worked on several projects with some of the world's top artists including Katy Perry.

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Japan Store Selection

Sukajan JacketSUKAJAN Jackets

There's no better way to declare your love for Japanese style than with a beautiful satin sukajan jacket.

These bomber jackets, with their characteristic images of dragons and tigers, are a staple of street fashion in Japan. Read more...


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