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History of Japan: The Jomon Period (13,000–300 BC)

Who were the first inhabitants of Japan, where did they come from, and where did they go? Welcome to the world of the Jomon period!
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The History of Rice in Japan

Why is rice so commonly eaten in Japan? Learn more about the history of rice with this educational article!
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Place Names In Japan: What Do They Mean? 

You probably know some famous place names in Japan like Tokyo and Kyoto right? But do you know what they actually mean? Find out more here!
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Why Are There So Many Dialects in Japan: The History

Did you know that in different parts of Japan, we have different dialects? Learn about how the region we live in, changes how we talk!
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6 Most Important Ancient Kiln Towns in Japan

Japan has a rich history of creating fine pottery and ceramicwares. Learn where these traditions and arts started!
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10 Common Japanese Surnames

There are a lot of different surnames in Japan, and a lot of them sound pretty similar. Let's learn more about where common Japanese surnames came from and what they mean!
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What are Yokai? Japanese Folklore Creatures

For summer nights, people like o hear some scary ghost stories. Here we explain the Japanese very unique legendary creatures 'Yokai', and where to find them.
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10 Best Historical Sites in Japan

In Japan, there are some places that can take you back to the Edo period or other era. Let's discover the famous/hidden historical sites throughout Japan!
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History of Japan: Showa Period (1926-1989)

The Showa Period is a relatively long period of time in the Japanese history marked by the events of the WOII and Japan's internationalisation. Read more about the eventful time in the Japanese history and where you can experience reminders of the 60 years of time.
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Modern History of Japan: From Late 19th Century to Present Day

What happened in the modern history of Japan? Here is a brief overview of Japanese history from the late Edo period to the present day.
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