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The current time in Japan is 18:04, Tuesday on July 16th 2019
The next national holiday is Aug 11, Yama no Hi (Mountain Day).

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The End of an Era

Emperor Akihito of Japan at the Imperial Palace in TokyoEmperor Akihito of Japan becomes the first in living memory, indeed in centuries, to abdicate from the throne, bringing the 30-year Heisei Era to a close. His son, Crown prince Naruhito, will formally ascend to the throne at midnight tonight, marking the beginning of the new Reiwa Era.

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Geek Obsession: The Best High-Tech Attractions to Visit in Tokyo

We highlight just a few of the Tokyo's most exotic and fascinating high-tech attractions, which are guaranteed to dazzle and delight any otaku.

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Fried Sushi

Fried Sushi This comic refers to the ubiquitous "oshibori", the small towels that customers receive in just about any restaurant in Japan. In a fast food-type place they're usually disposable and cheap, but more often they're better quality and steaming hot, perfect for warming and cleaning your hands before you eat.

Fried Sushi Fried Sushi, a one-panel comic strip that pokes lighthearted fun at Japanese culture, was created by Liam Akin with reverence for the beautiful, unique, yet often baffling world that is Japan.

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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...


Mt Fuji and Sakura HANAMI SEASON

Japan is already beginning to gear up for perhaps the most spectacularly beautiful part of the year. Hanami season is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom across the country and people head out in their millions to celebrate.

Their presence is fleeting, which only adds to the romantic notion that they represent the beauty and impermanence of life itself. Read more...

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