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What is Kawaii Culture?

Nov 16, 2021 By Justin Hanus

“Kawaii” simply means “cute,” but a whole subculture has sprung up around the phenomenon that’s much more fascinating than it...[ Click to read more ]

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Travel to a Relaxing Hot Spring Resort… Without the Travel!

Nov 14, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Kobe 2021

Nov 02, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Looking to gather together family, friends or work colleagues for a slap-up Christmas feast? There are a few restaurants and...[ Click to read more ]

All About RIKEN, Kobe Campus

Oct 29, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a top destination in Japan for researchers in the natural sciences due to RIKEN. The campus at Kobe...[ Click to read more ]

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Live Comedy in Kansai

Oct 29, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Live comedy in countries such as the US and UK mostly conjures up images of listening to one person tell...[ Click to read more ]

A Year-Round Guide to Great Desserts in Kansai

Oct 29, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Got a sweet tooth? Then there is plenty for you to enjoy in Japan. The country is known for many...[ Click to read more ]

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Fortune Telling? It’s for the Birds!

Oct 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

A Japanese proverb says, of the futility of trying to predict the future, 'when you talk about the future, demons...[ Click to read more ]

Get to the Point – Traditional Japanese Swordsmithery Near Nagoya

Oct 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

According to historian and author Stephen Turnbull on the Netflix documentary The Age of Samurai, "the samurai's most iconic weapon...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 5

Oct 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Whether you're fresh in town or are a piece of the local furniture, Nagoya is a city that continuously throws...[ Click to read more ]

Under the Sea at Miyajima Aquarium in Hiroshima

Oct 28, 2021 By Michael Stigall

Hiroshima is famous for having access to both the mountains and the ocean. As a result of this prime location,...[ Click to read more ]