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Japanese Whisky Named Best in the World

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Yamazaki whisky sweeps the world of whisky, outranking all the best Scotch…

Pay Your Workers NOT to Work Overtime?

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Only in Japan!

There's one way to get workers to limit overtime...

Japan’s Phallus Festival

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Phallic worship is pretty common in many parts of world, but in Japan

Love in Japan

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Saying “I love you” in Japanese isn’t as easy as you might think – and it doesn’t have anything to do with pronunciation…

No Market Options in Japan?

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BREAKING NEWS: This week Feb 2, 2017, you can get KitKat sushi! Well, let's call it sushi inspired KitKats. Maguro, for example, is made with double fingers of rasberry KitKats on top of puffed rice held together with white chocolate.

Try one of the 300 other flavors of gourmet KitKats!

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