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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 3)

5. Sumo Sumo is commonly considered the national sport of Japan, and has been around since antiquity. Professional sumo tournaments began in 1684 in Tokyo’s Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine, originally arising from a Shinto ritual of a human wrestling with a … Continue reading

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Japan stipulates that casino resorts must have big hotels

The government of Japan has announced standards that it hopes to set for casino resorts which will be built by the mid-2020s – requiring them to have some of the biggest hotels and conference rooms in the country. The government … Continue reading

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Facts About Japan You May not Have Known (Part 3)

More than 3000 McDonald’s restaurants The USA is the only country that has more Mcdonald’s restaurants than Japan in the world. In spite of that, it’s very rare to see obese Japanese people when going around the cities. To slurp … Continue reading

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Facts About Japan You May not Have Known (Part 2)

  Cleaning is a part of the education in most schools Law and Order is a big thing in Japan, and it’s important to learn this since being a child. That’s the reason why many Japanese schools have their students … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 2)

Auto Racing In Japan, auto racing has existed since the 1920s, but the sport only had a permanent, dedicated track after the Tamagawa Speedway was opened in 1936. Soichiro Honda was one of the early competitors at the new track, … Continue reading

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Facts About Japan You May not Have Known (Part 1)

  Japan is the country that is incredibly unique and interesting, making the country a dreamy destination for a lot of travelers. If you visit Japan, at first glance, you might see it as a modern, Westernized country with large, … Continue reading

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15 Most Popular Foods You Should Try In Japan (part 4)

  Udon Udon, a thick noodle that is made from wheat flour, is commonly served in a consomme with mirin and soy sauce. It usually comes with onion (negi). The shape and size of udon depend on the prefecture where it … Continue reading

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15 Most Popular Foods You Should Try In Japan (part 3)

Shabu Shabu This is a Japanese hot pot dish. This dish uses many kinds of meats, seafood, tofu, vegetables, and noodles. You grab a piece of meat, seafood, or some of the vegetables and then immerse it in the pot … Continue reading

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15 Most Popular Foods You Should Try In Japan (part 2)

  Ramen Ramen is one of the most favorite options in the present when choosing to eat in Japan. It is made up of wheat noodles served in a bowl with miso soup or soy sauce mixed with various ingredients. … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 1)

  ‘Puroresu’ If you have got acquainted with the way how Japanese people abbreviate foreign words, you may be able to sound out well the word “Puroresu”, which is short for professional wrestling. Although there were a lot of attempts … Continue reading

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