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Staying in a Hotel, Hostel, or Ryokan? - Here are some Useful Japanese Phrases to Know

Various forms of accommodations are available in Japan, from high class hotels to Japanese-style ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) and guesthouses …

Japan

Eight useful Japanese words & phrases to help you through your vacation!

1016083_10151735236867160_830384097_n.jpg 102.39 KBEnglish language is a compulsory part of Japanese education, so most Japanese that you will …

'Yakuza 6' makes Tokyo's red-light district virtually real

I'm a relatively late fan of Sega's famed Yakuza franchise. It was the 2015 prequel, <i>Yakuza 0</i> on the PS4, that got me hooked: It was the series' first title to be localized in Chinese, which helped me understand its rich storyline on the humble beginnings of series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and his …

15 Fascinating Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

I always like to read about a destination before I visit and Japan is perfect for this. It has a unique and fascinating culture and learning more …

Frozen Dark Gray Metallic BMW M4 GTS with HRE R101 Lightweight Wheels

There aren’t a lot of wheel companies that owners of a BMW M4 GTS would consider kosher. After all, the BMW M4 GTS is a street-legal beast that comes …

BMW

Matte Red BMW M3 With Brixton Forged Wheels

Going with a Matte Red wrap for your BMW M3 will undoubtedly raise the profile of your car. The beautiful red shade will also make your BMW M3 stand …

These are the 6 best motorcycle racing movies ever made

Need a two-wheeled fix before the racing seasons really get going? We've got you covered with these film classics.<p>How can you fill the void before …

Mineral White BMW M3 ZCP Looks Amazing Thanks To Wheels & Carbon Fiber

For some builds, doing a few simple upgrades makes all the difference. For example, this Mineral White BMW M3 ZCP already comes properly modded from …

'Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories' Is a Hidden Gem on Netflix

Here's the series to watch while you're waiting for new 'High Maintenance' episodes.<p>As TV becomes more streamlined into easily binge-able seasons, more unconventional and single-serving narrative options are harder to come by. One recent example is HBO's cult hit <i>High Maintenance</i>, which follows the …

3 Things to Help You Have a Tighter and More Toned Tummy

If you're constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes.<p>Eat These<p>Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your …

The WHO has figured out the maximum amount of sugar we should be eating daily

Consuming too much energy—whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar—will make you gain weight. If left unchecked, this excess weight increases your risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.<p>In recognition of this, the World Health Organization …

Nutrition

Here's What Happens to a Kid's Body After Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

<b>(NS)</b> Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that <b>cutting added sugar in</b> …

7 Ways to Heal a Fatty Liver

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips …

Nutrition