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Kobe Marathon 2017

Nov 01, 2017 By Admin

The general public is free to participate in this foot race presented in Kobe. Some 20,000 people take part in...[ Click to read more ]

Allen Keys at the Ready, IKEA has Arrived in Nagoya!

Nov 01, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When you move to a new country there are all manner of little things that you don't think about, things...[ Click to read more ]

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Gujo Hachiman, an Edo Era Town That’s Much More Than a Song and a Dance

Nov 01, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

You may recall that, back in July, we posted about the Gujo Hachiman Bon Odori festival, a four day extravaganza...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe’s Gift to the World – Karaoke!

Nov 01, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Of all the things that Japan has given the world karaoke may be the most fun. It was Kobe's own...[ Click to read more ]

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Noodling about: Nagoya’s Ramen Discoveries

Oct 31, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_33494" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Misen's spicy Taiwan ramen[/caption] When I first came to Japan and answered the standard "what Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

2017 Honda S660 in Stock!

Oct 31, 2017 By Admin

Currently available to lease for 36 months, Lease Japan has a brand new 2017 Honda S660 available from December 2017....[ Click to read more ]

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Goshikizuka Kofun: Kobe’s Ancient Sacred Pyramid

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In the Christian world this is the time of the year for All Souls' Day when the memories of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Gives Birth to Spirit of Volunteerism in Japan

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

On January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin earthquake struck Kobe and over 6,000 people lost their lives. In the aftermath...[ Click to read more ]

Look, Up In the Sky – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…Yes, It’s a Plane

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

People have been fascinated by spotting aircraft ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright bumped a fabric-covered airplane into the sky...[ Click to read more ]