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Will Abe Apologize?

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In the land of ubiquitous apologies, there is one apology Japanese find difficult:

Ocean Artisans?

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Who would have guessed that the pufferfish, a poison delicacy in Japan, would spend their spare time creating magnificent circular designs many times their own size. You have to watch this to believe it!

Bento Anime

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A talented Japanese mother shows her creativity through bento-mation! This you have to see!

Boardroom to Beach Executive Suit

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Are you the kind of guy or gal that likes to go right from the boardroom to the beach? Then Quicksilver Japan has the suit for you!

Are you suffering from May Sickness?

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In Japan people tough out a grueling winter looking forward to a magnificent spring. April 1st is the beginning of a new school year, a new job, or a new fiscal year at work: a fresh beginning. To top it off...

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Globalization has made cross-border business deals more common than ever. But, every day, deals are jeopardized or lost when foreign associates are offended by Americans unaware of other countries' customs, culture or manner. while traveling, meeting a foreigner here or communicating on the...



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