Author Archive Justin Hanus

Justin Hanus


Himeji Castle: Too Big to Fail

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Matsumoto Castle, Kumamoto Castle and Himeji Castle are considered the Big Three of Japan’s castles. Of the exalted trio, Himeji...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Hiroshima

Feb 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

For many people around the world, the month of March means St. Patrick’s Day and all of the fun celebrations...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Beef: The Real Deal

By Justin Hanus

Russia has its caviar, Maine has its lobsters, and Kobe has its beef. There are no Kobe beef cows. They...[ Click to read more ]

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Things to do on a Free Sunday in Kobe

Jan 26, 2016 By Justin Hanus

It is Sunday and your schedule book is wide open... what to do? Lucky you are living in Kobe and...[ Click to read more ]

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Lunar New Year in Kobe’s Chinatown

By Justin Hanus

As one of the three biggest Chinatowns in Japan, Kobe’s Nankinmachi Chinese New Year celebration is an experience you shouldn’t...[ Click to read more ]

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Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

Peace Memorial Park stands as a silent appeal for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and a plea for world...[ Click to read more ]

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A Vending Machine Is Ready to Serve You

By Justin Hanus

It does not take long living in Japan to get the feeling you are in the presence of our new...[ Click to read more ]

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Mihara Shinmei-ichi Daruma Festival in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

If you’ve spent some time in Japan, you’ve probably come across more than a few of those small, round, brightly...[ Click to read more ]

The First Month of the Year, Kansai Style!

Dec 24, 2015 By Justin Hanus

With the holidays over and the winter cold setting in, it can be difficult to find reasons to leave your...[ Click to read more ]

The Great Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake: Kobe Remembers

Dec 21, 2015 By Justin Hanus

Japan is right at the top of the list of world countries facing the most danger from earthquakes. Geologists will...[ Click to read more ]

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