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White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

Feb 23, 2018 By

In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine’s Day" falls mainly on women.  In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware,...[ Click to read more ]

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The Firewalkers Of Mount Takao

Feb 22, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is steeped in many a legendary tale filled with feats of wonder and tests of courage and wit. From...[ Click to read more ]

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Mother’s Farm: Mountaintop Petting Zoo and More in Chiba Prefecture

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Ok, that may have been a bit of an over-simplification. Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working entertainment farm that...[ Click to read more ]

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Sample Food From All 47 Prefectures Of Japan in Tokyo!

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

It’s impossible. Even in my almost 2 decades of traveling all over Japan, I have yet to hit the magic...[ Click to read more ]

How to “Spring Clean” Your Japanese House

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

You may have noticed not needing to crank the heater up as much, or seeing a bit more light in...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball

Feb 21, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (playing a role similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central...[ Click to read more ]

Hinamatsuri, or the Doll’s Festival in Hiroshima

Feb 21, 2018 By Matt Mangham

“Hinamatsuri,” also called Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, is a day that will either charm you or leave you...[ Click to read more ]

Hey Joe – Nagoya’s Best Coffee Shops

Feb 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While stereotype would have it that the Japanese are all nothing but green tea fiends, if you just look around...[ Click to read more ]

Komaki Air Base Open Base

Feb 20, 2018 By

Do you know how it feels to perform death defying stunts in the air, to have the power of some...[ Click to read more ]

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Communicating at a Japanese Hair Salon: How to Get the Hairstyle You Want

Feb 17, 2018 By

The following is an excerpt from an excellent article on "communicating at a Japanese hair salon: how to get the...[ Click to read more ]

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