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The time in Japan is 21:55, Wednesday, April 24th
The next national holiday is April 29, Showa no Hi (Showa Day).

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Magical Cherry Blossom Experience off the Beaten Path at Japan's Best Hot Spring Town, Kinosaki Onsen.

In Kinosaki Onsen (Hyogo Prefecture), you can enjoy a magical cherry blossom experience while enjoying the town's seven public onsen and traditional atmosphere. From the end of March to the beginning of April, visitors marvel at sakura trees lining the canals of Kinosaki Onsen and decorating the base of the Izushi Castle ruins.

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Fried Sushi

Fried Sushi This cartoon is a gentle dig at the tradition of Japanese employees being "wedded" to their company for life. "Shushinkoyo" is a term that means lifetime employment, but this is becoming increasingly rare, especially for younger generations of workers.

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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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...


Mt Fuji and Sakura HANAMI SEASON

Japan is already beginning to gear up for perhaps the most spectacularly beautiful part of the year. Hanami season is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom across the country and people head out in their millions to celebrate.

Their presence is fleeting, which only adds to the romantic notion that they represent the beauty and impermanence of life itself. Read more...

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