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In this week’s issue:
- A Samurai's Cafe Side Hustle.
- Inside Japan's Iconic Capsule Apartment Tower.
- Harajuku Fashion Highlights.
- Beer Udon Noodles.
- Made in Japan.
- Music from Japan Featuring f(x).
Culture & Lifestyle
A Samurai's Cafe Side Hustle
One hundred and seventy-five years ago, a samurai set out to avenge the death of his younger brother, and in the process, started a small cafe that is still open today. Click below to read the full story.
Inside Japan's Iconic Capsule Apartment Tower
The Nakagin Capsule Tower, which was built in the 1970s and features 140 classic small flats, is a Tokyo landmark. Unfortunately, the capsule tower's future does not appear bright, and it may be lost forever by this time next year. Go inside with Abroad in Japan, and experience the hotel while we still have the opportunity.
Harajuku Fashion Highlights
Beer Udon Noodles
@Osyoya has developed Beer Udon noodles by mixing beer in place of water, to help prevent beer waste from local izakayas during the pandemic. Click the screenshot below, or the link above to view the story on Twitter.
Made in Japan
How Japanese Cast Iron Teapots Are Made
For more than a century, IWACHU has been Japan's greatest producer of cast iron teapots. It is famous for its exceptional quality all over the world.
Music from Japan
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