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Osaka is the Tenka no Daidokoro (the Nation’s Kitchen) – Not What You Think

May 19, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Before the world bought into the abstract concept of money - whereby a piece of metal or paper can stand...[ Click to read more ]

The Tunnels of Mount Ikoma Bridge the Cultures of Osaka and Nara

May 17, 2016 By Justin Hanus

  The city of Osaka is sheltered on the shores of Osaka Bay to the south and east by the...[ Click to read more ]

The Great Japan Beer Festival Tokyo – Beer Fest 2017

May 11, 2016 By Bert Wishart

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by my perception of limited decent beer selections. It seemed that no...[ Click to read more ]

Vietnam Festival and Vietnamese Restaurants in Tokyo

May 10, 2016 By Bert Wishart

Some years ago, as those with youth and a seeming abundance of time on their hands tend to do, I...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Lost in a Garden of Over 2.5 Million Lilies Blooming on Osaka Bay

Apr 23, 2016 By Justin Hanus

The sakura blossoms might have run their course, but for anyone around Osaka, a new flower season is just beginning...[ Click to read more ]

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Special Extended Hours and Light-Up Events for May in Kyoto

Apr 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

As if the incredible weather and the vibrant greens of springtime weren’t enough to get you out of the house,...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Matsuri: A Japanese Celebration with Western Influences

Apr 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Although the Kobe Matsuri is a relatively young street festival - it began in 1971 - the roots of the...[ Click to read more ]

Brazil in Aichi – Getting the Best Brazilian Food Around

Apr 12, 2016 By Bert Wishart

If for some reason you are unable to make it to the Brazilian festival in Hisayaodori this month, there is no...[ Click to read more ]

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