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By Benjamin Pratt | May 20, 2016

In the valley of the Japanese mountains in Gunma prefecture lays a small, unassuming mountain town called Minakami. Just jump on a Shinkansen from Tokyo for an hour and a half and you’ll be transported from the metropolis jungles of downtown districts to a lavish land of natural splendor and vitality. Engulfed by mountainous peaks,…

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By Claire D'hooghe | May 18, 2016

If you’ve been to Japan, you already know. If not, I doubt you’ll be surprised that Japanese food actually made in Japan is Next Level Shit. When Australians look for a cheap, quick meal we see (Australians, please excuse my stereotyping here) meat pies, everything avocado (including sushi), fresh sandwiches, and, of course, an invasion of burger/Mexican joints….

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By Benjamin Pratt | May 12, 2016

Rarely do we carry cash at home anymore; in the west currency is almost completely digitalised. Unless you’re sinking shots at a dive bar, buying drugs from teenage hoodlums, tipping your waitress or making bank at the racetrack, chances are you’ve become pretty accustomed to swiping plastic for your expenses. Filling your car with fuel,…

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By Benjamin Pratt | March 9, 2016

Every year – heck man, I’m even prepared to say every week – thousands of extreme finger fidgeters (better known as gamers) and nostalgic ‘90s kid are hitting Tokyo and heading straight to the frantic energy of the neon-lit tech paradise, Akihabara. Picture it like a shrine of everything gizmo and gadgetry that the west…

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