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The current time in Japan is 22:12, Sunday on August 25th 2019
The next national holiday is Sep 16, Keiro no Hi (Respect for the Aged Day).

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Story Teller Project

Story Teller ProjectI assume this has actually already been done before, but it strikes me as a clever idea: mix manga and pop. Story Teller Project describe themselves as a "rookie masked band" whose style is "poetry reading and singing, combined with comic pictures!"

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The End of an Era

Emperor Akihito of Japan at the Imperial Palace in TokyoEmperor Akihito of Japan becomes the first in living memory, indeed in centuries, to abdicate from the throne, bringing the 30-year Heisei Era to a close. His son, Crown prince Naruhito, will formally ascend to the throne at midnight tonight, marking the beginning of the new Reiwa Era.

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Fried Sushi

Fried Sushi This comic, while showing a popular "UFO Catcher" arcade game, refers to Japan's infamous hunting of whales. In spite of worldwide opposition, Japan recently announced that it would resume its commercial hunting of whales for the first time in 30 years (although hunting for so-called "research purposes" has always continued).

Fried Sushi Fried Sushi, a one-panel comic strip that pokes lighthearted fun at Japanese culture, was created by Liam Akin with reverence for the beautiful, unique, yet often baffling world that is Japan.

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Sukajan JacketSTORE

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...


Mt Fuji and Sakura HANAMI SEASON

Japan is already beginning to gear up for perhaps the most spectacularly beautiful part of the year. Hanami season is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom across the country and people head out in their millions to celebrate.

Their presence is fleeting, which only adds to the romantic notion that they represent the beauty and impermanence of life itself. Read more...

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