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Rebecca Milner
Rebecca Milner is a freelance writer living in Tokyo since 2002. She writes for A Taste of Home and Japan Pulse, and she is the co-author of Lonely Planet's travel guides to Tokyo and Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Sep 29, 2012
Bagel head trend is a big distortion
Bagel heads as Japanese beauty trend? It's just an ugly distortion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 27, 2012
Bicqlo – Bic Camera meets Uniqlo – is here!
Uniqlo and Bic Camera cross-pollinate and make a baby.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 27, 2012
Today's J-blip: Seiyu social TV commercial
Seiyu lets the Internet call the shots for its next TV commercial.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Aug 23, 2012
Ippuku: Tokyo's new pay-as-you-go smoking space
Will smokers cough up cash for a smoke-free smoking lounge?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Aug 22, 2012
Take the kids back in time this summer
Japanese people are rediscovering the charms of a simpler life, if only for a weekend.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Aug 16, 2012
Today's J-blip: rrrrrrrroll
A Japanese animated GIF collection has the internet buzzing . . . or is that rrrrrrrrrolling?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Aug 15, 2012
Today's J-blip: Japanese are traveling where?
You might be surprised at Japanese travelers' favorite vacation spots.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 2, 2012
Edo-era amazake is back to beat the summer heat
The Edo-era health tonic amazake is back to help Japan beat the summer heat.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Jul 31, 2012
Today's J-blip: Mannan Rebā replaces beef liver sashimi
Even better than the real thing? Imitation raw liver is trying to fill the void left by the health department's ban in Japan.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals