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Japan’s Influence on ‘Star Wars’

Here are five ways that Japan has inspired the Star Wars franchise. We’ve done our best to keep spoilers to a minimum, but there may be a few surprises. Star Wars is a cultural behemoth, a media behemoth that spans film, television, novels, comics, toys, and much more. While Star Wars draws inspiration from a …

The Best Record Stores in Japan,Tokyo

Vinyl-focused record shops, which used to cater mostly to the city’s DJ population, have seen a resurgence in Tokyo over the last decade, attracting large crowds of quality-conscious music fans who still prefer real albums to digital downloads. While areas like Shibuya and Shimokitazawa are particularly fertile ground for vinyl collectors wishing to embark on …