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The current time in Japan is 19:29, Saturday on February 29th 2020
The next national holiday is Mar 20, Shunbun no Hi (Vernal Equinox).

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5 Most Scenic Spots in Karuizawa

Karuizawa has long been a popular getaway spot for Tokyo residents. A big part of the attraction is the fresh mountain air and the amazing scenery of the region. We made a selection of the best to help you make the most of a trip to the area.


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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 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 shows the very common sight of a housewife "bashing" her futon. The thick, padded mattresses are regularly hung outside and beaten with a large baton-like device to get rid of dust and mites. Despite the joke in the comic, futons are generally pretty comfortable!

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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