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Kyoto is known as Japan’s cultural capital for its abundance of temples, shrines and historical landmarks. Lesser known is the fact that it’s also a thriving hub for indie game development. Well…

As travel to and within Japan remains highly limited, most of us are turning to Japan-based content creators who can give us the low down on life in the land of the…

Rice bowls like gyudon, oyakodon and tendon are some of the most popular dishes to eat for a quick lunch around town. Meet kaisendon, the fresh seafood equivalent and yet another in…

As a destination, Malaysia might not be on everyone’s radar. One Japanese YouTuber is adamant about changing that and introducing a side of the country that few have seen. Meet Aki from…

The Akasaka neighborhood is often passed up for more vibrant areas of Tokyo, but don’t let the business-like environment of the area fool you. Where there are salarymen, there are izakaya, high-end…

People and development manager, outdoors enthusiast, Minakami ambassador and survivor of a bear encounter. These are just some of the hats that Cory McGowan has worn during his 20-plus years of living in Japan.…

If seeing the likes of Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan everywhere in Japan right now hasn’t made it abundantly clear, anime is experiencing a resurgence in popularity like never before. Certainly, classics…

The abundance of bakeries scattered throughout major cities would certainly lead one to believe that despite being a rice-loving nation, Japan does have room in its heart for bread. From French patisseries…