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Gamagori Boat Racing in Aichi

Apr 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For the uninitiated, criticism of American NASCAR racing tends to center around the fact that it resembles little more than...[ Click to read more ]

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Experience a Firelit Noh Performance at Nara’s Kofukuji Temple

Apr 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Traditional Noh performances might occur at temples across Japan, but Nara’s Kofukuji Temple is the original home of the sacred...[ Click to read more ]

Mie’s Iga-Uena Ninja Festival, and a History of Shinobi

Apr 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If you were told that there was an annual, family-oriented festival celebrating some of the most feared mercenary assassins and...[ Click to read more ]

Gogatsu Byou – The May Malaise

Apr 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

It is possible that not all is well in your life at the moment. You may have felt a discord,...[ Click to read more ]

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Smoking Alternatives in Japan for World No Tobacco Day

Apr 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While in some areas such as AI, robotics and technology Japan is considered very much an advanced nation, there are...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Antique Fair

Apr 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

No matter how long or short your stay in Japan is, when you eventually end up going home, you really...[ Click to read more ]

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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

Apr 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it...[ Click to read more ]

Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo’s Wildest Festival

Apr 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo has many festivals, and particularly as we head towards the summer months they will be coming thick and fast....[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho 2018

Apr 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Out of the six annual grand tournaments of sumo wrestling, Tokyo hosts three.  Of those the Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho...[ Click to read more ]

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Thai Festival in Tokyo

Apr 10, 2018 By

The annual Thai Festival in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park is a great place to find excellent Thai food, as well as...[ Click to read more ]