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5 Things OK in Japan but Not OK in the US

What's considered rude in one culture could be deemed good manners in another. The duo at Texan in Tokyo set out to list their Top 5 habits that are fine in Japan but unacceptable in the U.S.

Build an Earthquake Kit at the ¥100 Shop

Japan is well known as a country prone to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst without breaking the bank!

Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train

There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!

8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!

We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!

3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations

Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!

The Spotlight's on Jay Ponazecki

Jay Ponazecki takes time from her daily public service responsibilities to share her recommendations on just where to go during the changing of the seasons.

Think You Know All the Hirgana Characters?

Only one out of five Japanese people can read these characters—can you?

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

Use Caution When Uttering this Japanese Word

Be careful when breaking out this one—sometimes the person you’re pitying doesn’t want your pity.

5 Tips for Enjoying Kagura

This thousand-year-old Shinto dance is both graceful and opulent. But watching outdoors can be cold!

Chow Down on Some Homemade Mosaic Sushi

It seems that sushi isn’t just delicious anymore! Creative types online have transformed this classic staple of Japanese cuisine into Instagram-ready art!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

The Spotlight's on Damon Mackey

We can appreciate Japan for all sorts of reasons, but MBA talent consultant Damon Mackey points out a big one for both business and personal needs—convenience!

Guide to Hiroshima's Top Guesthouses & Hostels

Read on to find out which top guesthouses and hostels every budget traveler to Hiroshima should know about.

Japan's Animal-Based Personalities

Are you a cat or a dog? Japan has several ways to describe a person's personalities based on animalistic behaviors. You might even be a penguin!

5 Fundamental Kabuki Plays

Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that has been around for over 400 years. Get to know this ancient art, which is a lot more understandable and accessible than you might think!

How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine

Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!

Design on a Dime: ¥100 Art Supplies

Being creative doesn't have to be costly thanks to the numerous ¥100 shops around Japan.

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