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Japan’s largest yakuza family launches own website amid falling membership

The Yamaguchi-gumi, the biggest yakuza group in Japan, has launched its own website with a welcoming song and an anti-drug message. The PR campaign …

He-Gassen, A Japanese Art Scroll Featuring a Number of People Farting at Each Other

He-gassen is a Japanese art scroll from the Edo period featuring a number of people farting at each other, objects, and animals. The scroll was …

18 Emoji You're Probably Using Wrong

Emoji has been around since 1999, but these winky faces and seemingly random characters have only fairly recently caught on.<p>A lot of that is thanks to Apple's iOS 6, which allowed iPhone owners to easily integrate emoji into their keyboard for the first time in 2012.<p>But not all emoji are easy to …

The country that sent the most foreign visitors to Japan in 2013 was...

In 2013, a grand total of <b>10,363,904</b> foreign tourists visited Japan! That number surpasses the goal of the Visit Japan Campaign, which began in 2003 …

Flash your passport for free Wi-Fi in Japan

Long-standing tourist complaint may see a fix in 2016<p>As any tourist who's visited Japan will know, free Wi-Fi access is a lot less prevalent than in much of the Western world — a quirk of the country's rapid adoption of mobile broadband. That's changed a little in the past year or two, with …

Kanpai! The Five Best 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskies

Last week hummus and yoga were “in”, and while they’re not out yet, there’s a new top dog in Popularville: Japanese Whisky. Notice the spelling — …

The good life in Japan: a traditional farm stay

Two hours from the neon of Tokyo, Liz Boulter meets a family with a back-to-nature outlook who run an inn on a farm that pays its dues to Japan's ancient traditions<p>Yosuke removed the gauze from the giant bucket to reveal a seething brown mass. "This is our own <i>shoyu</i>," he said. "Soya beans, wheat, …

This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest …

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Japan: Nothing says springtime like penis and vagina festivals

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Naked Sushi celebrates the tradition of sexism, not Japanese culinary culture

Ever feel as though your dining experience is missing something? Naked bodies, perhaps? At long last Vancouverites have the opportunity to partake in …

Have a Happy Sake day! Nihonshu no hi

Today, Japan celebrates <i>Nihonshu no hi</i>, the National <i>Sake</i> Day. This unusual celebration was established by the <i>sake</i> industry in 1978, and the day of …

Could Mount Fuji be the next Japanese volcano to erupt?

The peak, which lies less than 90 miles from Tokyo, is "under great pressure" and an eruption could force 750,000 people to flee their homes, experts say<p>The eruption of Mount Ontake has raised fears that more of Japan's 110 active volcanoes could spring into life with little or no warning, with …

Japan's Vanishing Terraced Rice Fields

The Japanese can do amazing things with their rice paddies but the real beauty lies in the ancient art of terraced rice fields. Referred to by some …

50 Crazy Facts About Japan You Won’t Believe

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Musician Kuwata, sushi chef Ono among autumn decorations recipients

Southern All Stars frontman Keisuke Kuwata and world-renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono are among the 755 recipients of this year’s autumn decorations, …

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.<p>The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, …

How to Deal with Employees Who Insist on Always Getting Their Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your job requires employee supervision, you’ll inevitably be forced to deal with at least one difficult employee. Whether it’s excessive absenteeism or poor productivity, you will have to either get the most out of these employees or …

9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently

Despite being taught the importance of listening from a young age -- think about how many teachers have asked you to "put your listening ears on" -- the truth is, most of us aren't as good at the skill as we ought to be.<p>Research shows that the average person listens with only 25 percent efficiency …

Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn

As you gain experience, you may start to feel like you've seen it all. But as former cabinet member John W. Gardner said in his most famous speech, to stay motivated, ambitious, and effective, you need to continue learning.<p>John W. Gardner, the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under …

Finding Purpose

Do you have a purpose-driven life? Or are you among the multitude of regular Joe's who have not identified or achieved their purpose? Because you are living without or in search of purpose, you are therefore inferior to those who are driven toward some great plan. Right?<p>Do you have a purpose-driven …

5 Habits You Need to Avoid When Making Decisions

When it comes to making the right decisions in business, nobody is an expert. You may think that doing something now is going to have great effect in the future, but sometimes we learn that the exact opposite has happened. How can we come back and trust our decisions then?<p>I used to have a website …

The Character Ethic vs. the Personality Ethic: Why Character Trumps Personality

Most of the success literature published in the United States for the first 150 years focused on <i>The Character Ethic</i> as being the foundation of success. Things like integrity, humility, simplicity, fairness, modesty, love, courage, justice, and the Golden Rule.<p>However, shortly after World War I, the …

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When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States.<p>Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated …

The Japanese Philosophy of Kaizen and U.S. School Reform

Education may very well be the single most important ingredient in allowing a person to achieve success in life. The ascendancy of each individual defines the prosperity of our society; education is the backbone of a continuously developing society. As G. K. Chesterton once said, "Education is …

Conversational Blind Spots at Work

Twenty-eight years ago I began my first experiment in what I call conversational intelligence. I was hired by Union Carbide to work with 17 high-powered sales executives in danger of losing a bid for a key contract. My job was to figure out how they could raise their game and beat the other seven …

The 4 Levels of Intuition: Recognizing the Voice of your Highest Wisdom

Learning to develop and trust our intuitive intelligence is more important now than it ever has been before. According to a recent UCLA study, we are exposed to a tsunami of information that amounts to over 174 newspapers full of data per day. That is more than 5 times the amount of information we …

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Succeeding at Anything

When a hack works -- and not just for a day or a week, but for good -- it's usually because it comes on top of a foundation of fundamentals that you've practiced for years. It's those fundamentals that the Internet hackarazzi ignores.<p>A few months ago, Rich Roll wrote a great post on his blog called …

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7 Questions to Tame Your To-Do List

<i>This post originally appeared on Red Slice</i><p><b>"Don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today."</b><p>How quaint.<p>I used to live by this mantra. But in today's world of 24/7 smart phone access, juggling business/kids/relationship/self-care/community and an avalanche of data coming at us, it's not really sound …

Humility in Leadership

Our gut response might be "humility and leadership can't possibly go hand-in-hand. They blend as well as oil and water." Generally, when we hear the term "humility," we imagine an individual who lacks confidence, is weak and unsure of themselves and in general is a pushover. It's true that if a …