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The Glory of Japanese Vending Machines

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Posted on May 4, 2015 1:12 pm | 3 Comments



Japanese vending machines are known in much of the world and the bizarre ones have gained infamy in the social media age. The term for vending machines in Japanese is “jidouhanbaiki” (自動販売機). In a large city like Tokyo or in a smaller town like Hasami, vending machines are a normal feature and the reason why...

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Shopping In Japan

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Posted on January 3, 2015 9:12 pm | Leave your thoughts



Shopping in Japan is a national pastime, which makes it one of the greatest places in the world to go shopping. There are an amazing amount of unique and special items one can find, including high tech electronics, super cute products, and weird objects found only in Japan. Here is a brief rundown of shopping...

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Tokyo Rundown: A Brief Overview

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Posted on January 2, 2015 10:49 am | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the center of the “Greater Tokyo Area”, which has a population of 36 million, making it the most populous area in the world. Tokyo is often referred to and thought of as a city, but officially it is known as a “metropolitan prefecture”, which differs from a city....

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AKB48 J-Pop Profile

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Posted on December 14, 2014 8:18 pm | Leave your thoughts



AKB48 AKB48 (read “A.K.B. Forty-eight”) is a Japanese idol girl group. As of November 2013, the group has 89 members, whose ages range from early teens to mid-20s. AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where the group’s theater is located. The idea of AKB48’s producer Yasushi Akimoto was to...

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