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Being an Expat in Japan

Many expats complain about the unjust treatment they receive while living in Japan. Once the initial novelty of being in a foreign country wears off, they gradually become bitter, even hateful, and begin to despise their adopted home. In a … Continue reading

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Off Broadway: Fukuoka’s Best Burgers?

Nothing beats a good-quality hamburger, and no matter what country you are in, good burgers are usually found at bars. Fukuoka is no exception: Off Broadway on Oyafukodori serves some of the best, if not the absolute best, burgers in town. … Continue reading

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Oyafukodori: The Street of Wayward Children

Oyafukodori (親不孝通り) has changed dramatically over time, and it is a place almost every local has an opinion on. Most people you ask will tell you something along the lines of “Oyafuko is dangerous–don’t go there.” But the dangers of … Continue reading

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The Mongol Invasions of Japan

In the 13th century, two pivotal events in Japanese history occurred in Hakata (part of modern-day Fukuoka City). In 1274, and again in 1281, Kublai Khan of the Mongolian Empire attempted to invade and subjugate an unprepared and vulnerable Japan. … Continue reading

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