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Shusuke Murai

Shusuke Murai was born in Japan and spent his teen years in central Ohio. He graduated from New York University with a M.A. in Communication. His interests include the activities of virtual communities, intercultural interactions in the information society and futuristic gadgets.

For Shusuke Murai's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Jan 22, 2018

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in four years on Monday, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. The heavy snow in the capital prompted the Meteorological Agency to issue a warning to all ...

Japan-only KitKat varieties a draw as tourists spend more

Jan 4, 2018

Japan-only KitKat varieties a draw as tourists spend more

Japan's inbound tourism shows no sign of slowing down, and spending by foreign visitors is also on the rise. But what exactly are they splurging on? One particular shopping draw is surely Nestle's KitKat lineup. The British-born chocolate bar has become a tourist favorite thanks ...