You don't have to go broke to have fun this summer

Jul 13, 2017

You don't have to go broke to have fun this summer

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The sweaty months of July through September in Tokyo can evoke a sense of climatic dread among visitors and residents alike, not to mention palpitation-inducing budgetary concerns. There's a widespread misconception that summer in the metropolis either translates to woeful binge-watching of TV series ...

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

Jun 18, 2017

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

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Little information remains about the personal life of the artisan Kojiro Shimizu. His personality and interests, his passions and motivations — all are shrouded in mystery. What we know is that he worked in Kyoto in the late 19th and early 20th century and ...