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How to Create a Japanese Interior Overseas

The Japanese style of interior design is one of the most popular ethnic varieties of minimalism. It's not surprising that when people leave and move to another country, they want to take this feeling of beauty, peace, and tranquility with them.


The Latest News & Entertainment from Japan

Japan Flooding Update

Flooding in Hiroshima (Kyodo)As you may have seen in the news, torrential rain has caused massive flooding in parts of western Japan, leading to the loss of more than 100 lives, with many thousands more devastated, and evacuation orders for some 2 million people.

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Sad End for Tokio's Yamaguchi

Tatsuya Yamaguchi Quits TokioTatsuya Yamaguchi Quits Tokio Tatsuya Yamaguchi (46), a member of the veteran "boy band" Tokio, was recently in tears as he announced that he was quitting in the wake of a sexual assault scandal.

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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...


Japan changes prime ministers the way most of us change our shirt. And not many of them get a second bite at the apple.

So the second term of Abe Shinzo was always going to be noteworthy. Even more so now that it has seen a shift back to conservatism, controversy and possible conflict with Japan's East Asian neighbors. Read more...


Sumo may be Japan's traditional sport, with its centuries-old history and deeply ingrained rituals. But for the last decade the top ranks have been completely dominated by Mongolian-born stars. Until now.

Will the long-awaited tournament win by a native-born wrestler ignite new interest in the sport? Read more...

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