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Understanding Japan: What is Obon?

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For many foreigners working in Japan, Obon is a great time, as most companies close for a bit of a...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting to Know You: Nagoya’s Endoji Street

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For so long the area of Osu has been considered Nagoya's district of cool, but for those in the know,...[ Click to read more ]

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Aomori Prefecture’s Nebuta Festival

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Throughout July and August there are festivals all over Japan celebrating all manner of things - from the literal star-crossed...[ Click to read more ]

Myths & Legends in Kansai

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan is a country rich with mythology and fascinating tales. The Kansai region, with its many popular tourist areas and...[ Click to read more ]

The Art of Making Soba

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan has much to offer in terms of cuisine, but some foods also play a special role in the country’s...[ Click to read more ]

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8 Most Popular Flea Markets and Shopping Areas in Kobe

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

From intensive retail therapy to quick souvenir shopping, Kobe has a score of places where you can explore and discover...[ Click to read more ]

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8 Most Popular Beer Pubs and Breweries in Kobe

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

One of the best places to visit at night are where the drinks and food are. After a long day...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s rise of the premium BBQ sites

Jul 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

As long as we have known fire, we’ve also known barbecue. Most of humanity would agree that there’s nothing beating...[ Click to read more ]

Furnishing your New Japanese Home

Jul 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Though the chances of finding your new home in Japan thoroughly barren of even light fixtures and nothing short of...[ Click to read more ]

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Bon Odori Dancing Festivals in Tokyo

Jul 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Obon is an annual event where Buddhists and Confucians celebrate their ancestors.  Buddhists and many Japanese people in general believe...[ Click to read more ]