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Fall and Winter Festivals in Tokyo

Oct 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Just because the leaves are golden (or gone), and the temperature has fallen, doesn’t mean the festival numbers have gone...[ Click to read more ]

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Go Vegan in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can literally eat your way around the world and dine...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to be...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term...[ Click to read more ]

Firewalking at Miyajima 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Japan has a slew of fire rituals, the most famous of which being Kyoto’s famous Daimonji Festival. These festivals, leveraging...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Grand Inoko Festival

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Inoko Festivals are a familiar feature of autumn across western Japan. With roots in ancient Chinese harvest festivals celebrated in...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 29, 2018 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity...[ Click to read more ]

Apps for Learning and Using Japanese

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Living in Japan means having to some extent assimilating to one of the most complex language systems mankind has devised, or...[ Click to read more ]

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Scouting in Nagoya

Oct 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

When Lord Baden Powell published the first edition of 'Scouting for Boys', a guidebook of survival techniques he learned during...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that the splendor of all four seasons can be appreciated wherever you live. And...[ Click to read more ]