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Japanese History

What does Kioi-chō mean?

JapanThis! Where etymology, Japanese history, and James muthafuckin’ Bond collide. Yeah, you read that right.

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Japanese History

What does Sendagaya mean?

Today’s topic was a reader request. But to be honest, I’ve been wanting to write about this place for a while.

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Japanese History

What does Mejiro mean?

What do a 200 year old whiskey and monkey powered jet packs have to do with each other? Nothing!

Today will dig a little deeper into the seemingly related Meguro and Mejiro. All I can tell you now is that it doesn’t end well.