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Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo

Jul 26, 2019 By Ray Proper

If you are looking for a lively and colorful way to draw your summer to a close there is no...[ Click to read more ]

Climbing Mount Fuji

Jul 14, 2019 By Ray Proper

Fuji season is upon us again!  The official climbing season for Fujisan, as it is known locally, is in July...[ Click to read more ]

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Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden

Jul 10, 2019 By Ray Proper

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out? This weekend is your last chance to...[ Click to read more ]

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Barbacoa Grill, Brazilian “Churrasco” Cuisine in Tokyo

Jul 09, 2019 By Ray Proper

Barbacoa Grill is a Brazilian restaurant located in Omotesando, Tokyo that specializes in “churrasco” cuisine; Brazil's answer to BBQ. Churrasco...[ Click to read more ]

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

Jul 02, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region, and involves dancers from all over...[ Click to read more ]

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Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

May 19, 2019 By Ray Proper

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still,...[ Click to read more ]