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Observing Ramadan in Japan

Ramadan is an important time for Muslims, but the religious custom is relatively unknown in Japan. While Muslims in Japan may find it challenging to observe the month of fasting, it can also offer a chance to deepen community ties.
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A Visit from Sumō Sandstorm ŌsunaarashiPaul Warham

On Wednesday afternoon, the Nippon.com office was visited by a sandstorm—a 1.89 meter tall, 146 kilogram sandstorm resplendent in a warm winter kimono, his slicked-back hair fragrant with binzuke abura pomade. We were honored to have Ōsunaarashi (“The Great Sandstorm”), Egypt’s first professional sumō wrestler, stop by the office for a quick visit on his way to a dinner appointment downtown. We’v…
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