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Learn how to do Japanese New Year’s the right way and avoid bad luck

These six New Year’s taboos mean you’ll be doing a lot less cooking, fighting and random spending at the start of the year.

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Japanese Twitter celebrates “Beckoning Cat Day” with cute collection of paw-raising cats

The lucky day on Japan’s calendar brings fortune to cat lovers everywhere with kitties posing in figurine-like positions!

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An inside look at Japan’s largest (nearly) naked festival (and how you can participate!)

Every third Saturday in February is Okayama Prefecture’s Hadaka Matsuri, Japan’s largest “naked festival.” Get ready to get naked!

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