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9 Best Articles on Japan

The most useful articles on japan from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Japan Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on japan by Refind users.

  1. Everything is Aiming
  2. Escape the perfectionist trap with the Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi"
  3. How Japan Built Cities Where You Could Send Your Toddler on an Errand
  4. Japan’s karoshi culture was a warning. We didn’t listen
  5. Japan’s 72 seasons can liberate us from our obsession with productivity

Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on japan.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Japan, including:

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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Quartz

Global news and insights for a new generation of business leaders. Sign up for Quartz Daily Brief 👉http://qz.com/emails/

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WIRED UK

The future as it happens. Subscribe today: http://wired.co.uk/subs/MWR19762

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SB Nation

the S stands for sports and the B stands for blogs

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