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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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Why is Bubble Tea Suddenly Popular in Japan?

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The first time I tasted tapioca pearls in milk tea was as a teenager in the mid-1990’s while checking out...[ Click to read more ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s massive amount of people and buildings packed into the smallest area imaginable has always left me with more than...[ Click to read more ]

How to Deal with Traffic Stops in Japan

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you choose to drive in Japan, at some point you will have to interact with the police; whether it’s...[ Click to read more ]

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Fukuyama, the Gem of East Hiroshima Gem

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Only a 30-minute bullet train ride or a 90-minute drive from Hiroshima, Fukuyama City has many gems and a big...[ Click to read more ]

A History of Hiroshima’s Soul-Food, Okonomiyaki

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is often described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded cabbage,...[ Click to read more ]

Cooling off with a Dip – Summer Swimming in Hiroshima

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima is known for many things, but in summer it is known for humidity, and if not accustomed, the heat...[ Click to read more ]

Best Beaches in Kobe

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a vibrant city famous for its beef, port, lush parks, and of course, Mount Rokko. What's not so...[ Click to read more ]

Classic Films Set in Kansai

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Movies can be a great way of introducing people to exciting and scenic locations around the world and many films...[ Click to read more ]

Popular Neighborhoods for Expats in Kobe

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a major Japanese port city and the country's sixth largest municipality. Influenced by western cultures since the 19th...[ Click to read more ]

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