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Grand Festival of Hanazono Shrine in Tokyo

May 26, 2011 By Ray Proper

Hanazono Jinja Shrine is located in the Shinjuku business district of Tokyo. Shinjuku is probably the most famous town name...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Reduce Electricity usage at Home

May 10, 2011 By Ray Proper

  Switch off, and unplug electrical devices when not in use. Check the power settings on your appliances; TVs, for...[ Click to read more ]

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Volunteering in Tohoku During the Disaster

Apr 01, 2011 By Ray Proper

This article was written only a brief period of time after the Great Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 11 March 2011.  As of this writing,...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Clean a Japanese Central Air Conditioniner

Feb 02, 2011 By Ray Proper

The H&R Group  produced this simple video tutorial as a part of their “Relo Explains” series to help some of...[ Click to read more ]

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Get a Scooter License in Japan

Jan 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

If you live in a major city in Japan you do not need much in the way of a car...[ Click to read more ]

The Luckiest Man is at Tōka-Ebisu Festival in Hyogo Prefecture

Jan 11, 2011 By Ray Proper

Nishinomiya Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Nishinomiya, in Hyogo Prefecture near Kobe, Japan. Nishinomiya Jinja is the main shrine representing the Ebisu sect...[ Click to read more ]

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Magome Tsumago: A Glimbse of Edo Japan Near Nagoya

Jan 05, 2011 By Ray Proper

One of my favorite day trips from Nagoya is to Magome and Tsumago in Nagano Prefecture. They are two restored...[ Click to read more ]

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Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Dec 13, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japan experiences is the pet café. As most apartments in Japan do not...[ Click to read more ]

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Electronic Toll Collection System: How to get ETC without a Credit Card

Dec 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Electronic Toll Collection System, or ETC, is the wireless toll system used on Japanese expressways. With it, you can breeze...[ Click to read more ]

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Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

Oct 27, 2010 By Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many...[ Click to read more ]