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Japanese Things

If you are looking for the pap that tour guides provide or the nonsense often written by foreigners who don't understand Japan or Japanese, you will need to look elsewhere.

Imperial Japanese Navy
Focused on material commonly mistranslated or misunderstood in English sources.
Use of Seals in Japan
Seals still rule supreme as the Japanese version of signatures.
Urban Legends about Japan
Some non-Japanese will believe anything about Japan; here are some things some of them believe.
Taboo Topics in the Japanese Media
Some surprising things are virtually forbidden as subjects of public discourse in Japan.
Rarely Seen or Heard in Japan
What strikes people as unusual is, of course, highly dependent upon your cultural context.