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Why Does Japan Have Butter Shortages?

Emergency Imports Again This Year<p>“Due to shortages, sales of butter are limited to one item per customer.” From spring until summer this year, signs …

Agriculture

How Robert Fripp Recorded the Guitar Line on David Bowie's "Heroes"

We've been thinking about Bowie a lot here lately, but there's one thing I discovered during all of the recent tributes that I still want to share: …

Guitar

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Shrine ‘cleanses’ murder sites, but worshippers may not return:The Asahi Shimbun

A popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo performed purification rituals at the sites of a double-murder suicide, but parishioners there remain shaken by …

Japanese Breakfast had a good 2017 and if there’s justice in the world she’ll have a good 2018 too

Japanese Breakfast had a good 2017 and if there's justice in the world she'll have a good 2018 too<p>Looking back and also ahead with one of right-now’s …

The Upstart Gangs Filling the Yakuza Power Vacuum

<i>Yakuza groups and</i> bōsōzoku <i>motorcycle gangs are long-established parts of Japan’s criminal world. A new type of criminal organization has emerged,</i> …

Japan

Mikaela Davis takes on her next psychedelic lullaby

Mikaela Davis carves out her sound, awash in color, on a big sky canvas and in the heads of her fans. Her gentle voice delivers the particulars while …

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival 2017-2018: An Amazing Winter In Akita!

What's the Yokote Snow Festival?Photo courtesy of: Yokote Tourism AssociationThe <b>Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival</b> is an annual winter festival held from …

Japan

Why Japanese Men Still Don’t Get It: Structural Roots of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has been a hot topic in the Japanese media of late. The June 2014 incident involving sexist heckling in the Tokyo Metropolitan …

Little Bird Cafe: A Gluten-Free Oasis in the Heart of Tokyo

|credit| For celiacs or gluten-free eaters, Little Bird Cafe is an oasis in the midst of countless meals drenched in soy sauce (which contains wheat …

The Setagaya Bread Festival, 8th Oct–9th Oct, 2018

This festival, correctly titled “Setagaya Pan Matsuri” (subtitled La Fete Du Pain Setagaya) is a celebration of this western staple to which Japan …

New Independent Music - Kartel

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Quick Guide to SIM Cards in Japan: Budget-Friendly Short and Long-Term Options

Heading East, and wondering what your Japanese SIM card options are? There are a range of prepaid and contract SIMs to choose from, but figuring out …

Why This Isn’t Kyoto Cheapo (Or, a Free History of Edo, Part 2)

Ever wondered what Tokyo was like back in the day? You know, like waaaayyy back in the day? Here’s the second installment in our special two-part …

YouTube

Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK

INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & RELATED ARTICLES<br>"Craft is what enables you to be successful<br>when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno<p>Mojo AUGUST 2016 - by Ian …

Omohara Beer Forest – A Refreshing Summer Terrace with Craft Beer

Open June 16th to September 10th, 2017 The rooftop garden on top of the Tokyo Plaza building on the corner of Meiji Dori and Omotesando is converted …

Back to School at Rokunen Yonkumi Izakaya

If adult life is feeling a little bit too much, why not head back to your school days (or someone else’s) for a night of food, drinks and …

Tokyo’s Top Traditional Tea Houses

Sipping on matcha and enjoying traditional Japanese sweets while sitting on tatami and looking out onto Japanese gardens—could it get any more, well, …

草間彌生美術館が新宿に10月オープン 館長は建畠晢、開館記念展も

草間彌生美術館が10月1日に開館する。<p>東京・新宿区弁天町に開館する同館。草間彌生の作品と関係資料の展示を通して、草間の芸術の普及振興を図り、芸術全般の発展に寄与することを目的に草間が設立し、運営を一般財団法人草間彌生記念芸術財団が担当する。年2回の展覧会で草間の作品を紹介するほか、講演会なども行なわ …

Rice Cooker Pancakes: A Culinary Adventure

The first automatic rice cooker, or suihanki, debuted in Japan back in 1955. Since then, these revolutionary appliances have evolved to crank out an …

Breakfast

Shinjuku Eisa Festival 2018, 29th Jul, 2018

Photo by Thomas used under CC<p>Late July sees the annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional dance originating in the Okinawan islands. The …

Bitcoin Exchange Was a Nexus of Crime, Indictment Says

A Russian man was charged with overseeing a black market Bitcoin exchange that helped launder billions of dollars and stood at the nexus of several criminal enterprises, according to a federal indictment.<p>The indictment, which was unsealed in California on Wednesday, gave a long list of illegal …

Cryptocurrency

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Yoyogi Area Guide

A neighborhood in the north part of Shibuya ward, it has its own stop on the Yamanote Line, making stations like Shinjuku and Harajuku easy to reach. …