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Hugh Cann


Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Near Hiroshima; Perfect Freedom for Outdoor Physical Distancing

Apr 22, 2020 By Hugh Cann

You’ve rearranged your album collection. Your bookshelf. Done all the paperwork you can stand. Swapped over your wardrobe from winter...[ Click to read more ]

FILM REVIEWS – Earthquake Bird and Tokyo Sonata

By Hugh Cann

These reviews are films that are either set in Japan and have strong Japanese cultural, social content and perhaps will...[ Click to read more ]

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Movie and TV Programs to Pass the Time

Mar 27, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As we are being sensibly advised to self-isolate wherever possible It seems the best information on what to do with...[ Click to read more ]

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Into the Great Outdoors in Hiroshima City

By Hugh Cann

  It’s all very well to have everyone self-isolate, and aside form short trips to the supermarket you really ought...[ Click to read more ]

Teppanyaki in Hiroshima– Not Just a Fantastic Meal, it’s a Show!

Mar 04, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Nothing like a bit of sizzling seafood or beef to set the mouth-watering! Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine...[ Click to read more ]

Kintaikyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle: Hiroshima Day Trips

By Hugh Cann

If you are looking for a famous sightseeing opportunity near Hiroshima with beautiful scenery, then look no further than Iwakuni...[ Click to read more ]

White Day in Hiroshima and Other Events in March

By Hugh Cann

Valentine’s Day is not all chocolates and roses for men; you have to pay the piper. Exactly one month later,...[ Click to read more ]

Soba and Udon in Hiroshima – More Than Tasty Staples

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Along with rice, noodles are a staple of the Japanese diet and central to everyday life, from quick lunches to...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Hiroshima – Out With the Bad, in With the Good!

By Hugh Cann

Each year, on the third of February, harried fathers across Japan put on paper demon masks and are pelted with...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

First, a brief introduction to the origin of Valentine's day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in February as a month of...[ Click to read more ]