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Expat in Japan

Interview with an expat in Japan. "Since moving here, I've been shown constant support from my colleagues, friends who I've met here..."


Mt. Fuji during the cherry blossom season

If you're planning to visit Japan (and who isn't?), then there's no better time than the present. Well, the near future. By which I mean the early spring. It's cherry blossom time!


The Latest Entertainment News from Japan

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year! 2017 was an up and down year for us at Japan Zone but we're really looking forward to the year ahead. 2018 is a year of the Dog in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, and specifically a "Brown Earth Dog", which means it should be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year.

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SIRO-A - That's ZENtertainment!

Siro-A - That's ZENtertainment!"That's ZENtertainment!" is non-verbal performance for people of all ages and nationalities. The world-famous performance group SIRO-A presents their amazing mix of cutting edge technology blended with traditional Japanese culture. A brand-new entertainment fully packed with dance, comedy, illusion and acrobatics will be sent out to the world from Asakusa, 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...


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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