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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 ]

Getting Away in Japan: Okinawa

Mar 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Often referred to as Japan's Hawaii, Okinawa is the primo vacation destination for Japanese, and with good reason. With beautiful...[ Click to read more ]

Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum

Mar 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Sooner or later as you become acclimated to this place, you’ll start learning about the different eras of Japan. For...[ Click to read more ]

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Must See Shrines and Temples of Tokyo

Mar 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Many of Japan's most famous shrines and temples are in the old capital of Kyoto. Tokyo, while not as historic as...[ Click to read more ]