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Flower Power! Getting Outdoors And Staying Safe

Apr 30, 2021 By Bert Wishart

It's frustrating. Every time it feels like Aichi has turned a corona corner, there's another spike, followed by tighter restrictions,...[ Click to read more ]

Animal Cafes in Hiroshima

Apr 26, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Though animal cafes first reared their furry little heads in Taiwan, since 2004, they have boomed throughout Japan, and there...[ Click to read more ]

Explore the Uninhabited Island of Sensuijima

Apr 26, 2021 By Bert Wishart

With the weather improving by the day, it is time to start getting out and enjoying the beautiful natural delights...[ Click to read more ]

Get Your Shop on! Hiroshima’s Shopping Spots

Apr 26, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Back in the height of the 'bubble era,' Japan had won a reputation for a consumer society so rampant that...[ Click to read more ]

Romancing the rails at Odakyu’s Romancecar Museum

Apr 25, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

It's an open secret that one of the reasons I enjoy living in Japan is that public transportation is held...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Odawara

Apr 23, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Once again, it's time to introduce a little-known section of the Greater Tokyo area that probably isn't too well known...[ Click to read more ]

Flying High in Minato-Mirai

Apr 23, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

The concept of a gondola in an urban setting isn’t new; they serve as high-speed transport options in places like...[ Click to read more ]

Most Interesting Vending Machines in Kansai

Apr 19, 2021 By Justin Hanus

One fascinating facet of Japanese culture is the prevalence of vending machines. Virtually anywhere you go, you’ll find them —...[ Click to read more ]

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Cultural Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts When Visiting Japan

Apr 19, 2021 By Justin Hanus

There are major differences between Japan and western countries, many of which are apparent in everyday life. Since the last...[ Click to read more ]

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Skate Parks in Kansai

Apr 19, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding has grown in popularity across Japan in recent years increased by the fact that it is due to make...[ Click to read more ]