The Japan Rail Pass gives you almost unlimited use of the lines of the six regional companies that make up the the Japan Rail (JR) Group: JR Kyushu, JR Shikoku, JR West, JR Central, JR East, and JR Hokkaido - covering the whole of Japan, as well as many JR buses, and even a JR ferry (Hiroshima to Miyajima Island.) The Japan Rail Pass allows you travel around Japan, as you like, at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy a ticket for every leg of your travels.For example, even the most expensive Japan Rail Pass option: the 21-day Green (1st class reserved) pass at 79,600 yen is still much cheaper than if you were to buy the cheapest unreserved shinkansen (bullet train) seats for Tokyo-Sapporo-Kyoto-Fukuoka and back to Tokyo (which comes to over 100,000 yen.) So for even a short stay in Japan, buying a Japan Rail Pass before you come is sure to work out cheaper, not to mention more convenient, if you are intending to travel around the country.With over 20,000 kilometres of tracks, you can reach pretty much every corner of Japan in a safe and comfortable way.
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Figure 1: Two Japanese chat apps steal a device’s phone number.
The apps, Chatline and Connect Line, give users the impression that the apps are related to Line, a popular messaging app in Japan, though they actually have no relationship at all.
Seijin Shiki or 成人式 could be translated as 'Coming of Age Day Ceremony' in English.
Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day) is a Japanese public holiday that occurs on every second Monday of January.
Though the day starts much earlier for these young adults, especially the girls who spend countless hours fixing their hair and makeup, and never mind the time it takes to slip into a kimono!