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The Robot Restaurant

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The Robot Restaurant is one of those outrageous experiences that needs to be seen to be believed.  I went with a friend who described it as the most typically Japanese thing he’d ever seen. Forget the ‘restaurant’ part of the name, you get a ‘bento’ box set for ‘dinner’ (read, cheap and convenient, available for […]

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Loyalty and the 47 Ronin

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The true story of the 47 Ronin (masterless samurai) is one of the most famous in Japan. It is a tale adapted into countless kabuki plays, bunraku puppet shows, woodblock prints, and later films and television shows. Fictionalized versions of the story are known as Chushingura, and continue to be very popular to this day. […]

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