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The Cherry Blossoms are coming. Time to Go Out On the Town In A Modern Kimono!

The kimono is a wonderful piece of Japanese fashion and tradition that has changed and evolved in recent years in a delightful way. This is a great introduction to the…

Make It A Swinging Sunday Night: Pole Dance Tokyo Student Showcase

Pole Dance. It started as something sexy, turned into an art-form, a fitness boom, and it's still as sexy as hell. From the people who made Pole Dance an International…

Japan Comes Up With New Deadly Way To Overcome Drug Addiction?

Japan offers a new way to overcome drug addiction. Something gets lost in translation. pic.twitter.com/st0O7H4KVN — Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) March 8, 2015 There’s more than one way to solve a…

US citizen dies after being taken in to protective custody in February/赤坂警察署の説明が正しい模様

On February 2nd, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency announced the death of an American national who allegedly went on a rampage in the street of Akasaka,  was taken into protective…