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Best Foreign Restaurants in Kobe

May 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has plenty to offer foodies who like nothing more than a spot of sampling the culinary delights in a...[ Click to read more ]

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How Shodo Lessons Will Teach You More Than Calligraphy

By Justin Hanus

On the surface, it may seem that shodo is simply a form of Japanese writing. Actually, it is much more...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Matsuri: Where East Meets West for a Weekend in May

Apr 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The annual Kobe Festival (Matsuri) is unlike any celebration you are likely to run into in the Kansai region during...[ Click to read more ]

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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There’s no better place in the country for fans of manga than the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visitors have the...[ Click to read more ]

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Starting Your Own Business in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

With the 3rd strongest economy in the world, Japan is an excellent place to start up a business. There are...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Spend Easter in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Easter is not generally celebrated in Japan, but the growing community of western expats in the country means that provisions...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Traditional Japanese Restaurants in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

Japan takes its food very seriously and Japanese cuisine is diverse as well as being among the healthiest in the...[ Click to read more ]

7 Facts About Ninjas

By Justin Hanus

Everyone is familiar with ninjas. They feature heavily in pop culture both in Japan and in the rest of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Planning Your Visit to a Sumo-Beya

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Attending a match at a sumo tournament is just one way to experience real-life sumo. Another is to visit a...[ Click to read more ]

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Good Places to Meet Expats in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

With around 44,000 foreign nationals living in the city, Kobe has a sizeable expat community that includes many Americans and...[ Click to read more ]

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