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An Insider’s Look at Japan: Ueno Koen

An Insider’s Look at Japan: Ueno Koen

While there's plenty of modern hustle and bustle in Tokyo, one of my favorite places I visited was the Ueno district, which is home to the famous Ueno Koen. This park is one of the largest and most popular in Japan, with thousands of visitors showing up every year for the springtime tradition of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing.

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An Insider’s Look at Japan: Mag’s Welcome

An Insider’s Look at Japan: Mag’s Welcome

You’re here because you want to know the same thing I have for what may be half my life: What’s it like inside Japan? For many fans of anime and manga in the Western world, Japan is a sacred dream, a known source of wonder and delight, yet very much shrouded in mystery.

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Gatchaman Crowds – Episode 04 Review

Gatchaman Crowds – Episode 04 Review

Gatchaman Crowds has gotten pretty interesting in the last couple episodes, and surprisingly, it hasn't devolved into a “monster of the week” show, but actually has some interesting stuff in it.

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Gatchaman Crowds – First Impressions

Gatchaman Crowds – First Impressions

Gatchaman Crowds is the latest installment/spin-off of the famed Gatchaman franchise, first started by Tatsunoko in 1972. It's a fresh, modern take on the series with a slick new look and an interesting design.

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