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What has Japanese Pop Art ever done for the World?

Have you ever wondered, What has Japanese Pop Art ever done for the World? Well, we have, and here's what we came up with.

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Mt. Fuji during the cherry blossom season

If you're planning to visit Japan (and who isn't?), then there's no better time than the present. Well, the near future. By which I mean the early spring. It's cherry blossom time!

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The Latest Entertainment News from Japan

Sad End for Tokio's Yamaguchi

Tatsuya Yamaguchi Quits TokioTatsuya Yamaguchi Quits Tokio Tatsuya Yamaguchi (46), a member of the veteran "boy band" Tokio, was recently in tears as he announced that he was quitting in the wake of a sexual assault scandal.

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year! 2017 was an up and down year for us at Japan Zone but we're really looking forward to the year ahead. 2018 is a year of the Dog in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, and specifically a "Brown Earth Dog", which means it should be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year.

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Sukajan JacketSTORE

There's no better way to declare your love for Japanese style than with a beautiful satin sukajan jacket.

These bomber jackets, with their characteristic images of dragons and tigers, are a staple of street fashion in Japan. Read more...


Abe Shinzo POLITICS

Japan changes prime ministers the way most of us change our shirt. And not many of them get a second bite at the apple.

So the second term of Abe Shinzo was always going to be noteworthy. Even more so now that it has seen a shift back to conservatism, controversy and possible conflict with Japan's East Asian neighbors. Read more...


xxx SPORT

Sumo may be Japan's traditional sport, with its centuries-old history and deeply ingrained rituals. But for the last decade the top ranks have been completely dominated by Mongolian-born stars. Until now.

Will the long-awaited tournament win by a native-born wrestler ignite new interest in the sport? Read more...

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