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Packing the Right Clothes for Kobe in the Winter

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The weather varies greatly across Japan in the winter. Hokkaido is the coldest, with temperatures reaching as low as -11.4...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Places to Try Fugu in Hiroshima

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Fugu (blowfish) is an important aspect of Japanese cuisine. In addition to its delicious taste, it gained its fame due...[ Click to read more ]

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Samurai Tourism in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto was historically an important samurai town, signs of which still exist today. In fact, there’s now an industry around...[ Click to read more ]

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Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Food in Japan

Dec 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

As an American, there are certain foods that I look forward to when things start getting chilly. Most of those...[ Click to read more ]

Cool Japan – How to Stay Warm in the Japanese Winter

Dec 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

While winters in Japan’s more mountainous and northern regions get pretty chilly, here in Nagoya, temperatures rarely drop below zero....[ Click to read more ]

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New Year Celebrations in Kansai

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

New Year (Shogatsu) is a time for big celebration in Japan. Seen as a period of cleansing and renewal as...[ Click to read more ]

HOPE International Development Agency Japan: Hope Charity Dinner 2024

Dec 27, 2023 By William Farrow

Every year, the HOPE International Development Agency organizes charity dinners across Japan to help provide access and opportunities to those...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 27, 2023 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3,...[ Click to read more ]