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Battle of the Boxes: Sakuraco vs Bokksu

If there’s a box that comes filled with Japanese snacks, I want to get my hands on it. I’ve already spoken about my love for Sakuraco, and now we’re pitting them against another big hitter in the Japanese subscription box world, Bokksu.…

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7 Best Japanese Air Conditioner Brands

Anywhere you go in Japan, you’ll be greeted by an air conditioner of some sort or other. Whether it’s in someone’s house, a giant electronics store in Tokyo, or that tiny ramen shop you think is too small to be a ramen…

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The Sakuraco Snack Box Experience.

I’ve already talked about how Sakuraco was my favorite Japanese snack box on the surface, but today I wanted to take the time to understand the experience they’ve created. Plus, now that I’m living in Japan, I think my opinion is slightly…

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10 Best Japanese Speaker Brands

The other day I decided to spend some time in BIC Camera and delve a little deeper than the ordinary surface-level window shopping I'm normally used to. On this occasion, I found myself in a shop that had an entire floor full…

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Is This The Cutest Japanese Subscription Box?

I’ve talked many times on this blog about the need people have to experience Japan without being in the country. In fact, I’ve even written an entire post dedicated to the subject. My findings from all the research I’ve done since I…

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11 Japanese Snowboard Brands You Should Ride

I've spoken many times about how fantastic Japan is for skiers and snowboarders. They get around 30ft of the white stuff per year and are home to some of the world's best ski resorts. As such, they've learned a thing or two…

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6 Japanese Sports Brands You Should Buy From.

I don’t consider myself a sports fanatic. Well, except for skiing anyway… Before I wrote this article, I honestly couldn’t name even one Japanese sports brand. I have, however, heard of a fair few of them but not realised their connection to…

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7 Minimal Japanese Clothing Brands.

Japan is well known for it’s …’Overt’ fashion trends. *Cough, Harajuku, Cough* Don’t let your assumptions of Japanese fashion fool you, though. The country is home to far more than you often see on the T.V and in pictures. It’s clear that…

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The 7 Best Online Japanese Stores

I’m lucky enough to live in Japan which means I only have to take a short walk to pretty much any shop I want. Crazy, cute, minimalist, hyper-technical, it’s all at my disposal! But what if you don’t live in Japan but…

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Travel cameras – The best options for Japan.

Have you ever thought 'What camera should I bring to Japan?'. Having graduated with a degree in photography, I know the importance of a good camera for a once in a lifetime trip. And having been to Japan a number of times,…

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