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How the Japanese Went Under, and Stayed There

Uchida’s speciality is throwing politics and philosophy, Aikido and women’s issues, the income gap and Japan’s slide into poverty, plus sex and relationship advice – all in one blender and made it palatable.

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Japan’s Summer 2014 must-have Cool Biz items: white pants and fans all over your body

While this year’s “cool biz” trend is white pants, there are other wacky items on sale to help you beat the heat in the office. Our personal favorite, however, is a bottle of Zima. And for our editor, Jake, a jinbei.

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Hello Kitty isn’t a cat?

A recent revelation that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat has left people, including ourselves, scratching their heads.