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A common issue that travelers to Japan face is that they end up with a massive pile of coins. Japanese coins range from ¥1 (slightly less than $0.01) to ¥500 (~$4.68), so unless you make a conscious, daily effort to give cashiers, vending machines, etc. change that is as exact as possible, you’d soon have dozens of coins in your wallet, and then maybe even need another container… What if Japan had a ¥500 bill...

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Spit belongs in your mouth, not on items that are going to be touched by others, according to one taxi corporation. Sanwa Kotsu, a taxi company headquartered in Yokohama, has made headlines before for its funny, ideosyncratic ideas. For example, you can call a taxi driven by a ninja. You can even call a taxi driven by someone with a black mask over his face who looks like a kabuki stagehand. Sanwa Kotsu has a...