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Hiroshima Grand Inoko Festival

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Inoko Festivals are a familiar feature of autumn across western Japan. With roots in ancient Chinese harvest festivals celebrated in...[ Click to read more ]

Apps for Learning and Using Japanese

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Living in Japan means having to some extent assimilating to one of the most complex language systems mankind has devised, or...[ Click to read more ]

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Get the Seishun 18 Kippu and See Japan on the Cheap!

Oct 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If there is one thing that Japan does well it is train travel. While the locals take it for granted...[ Click to read more ]

Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan

Oct 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

The first of November in Japan is marked by a noticeable drop in temperature and the sudden appearance of decorations...[ Click to read more ]

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Conserving Electricity: Lower your Electric Bill in Japan!

Oct 25, 2018 By Mita

You may not have known it, but you may come from a country with comparably cheap power.  Japan is a...[ Click to read more ]

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Castles in and Around Nagoya

Oct 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31317" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Inuyama Castle[/caption] When it comes to reputation for historical importance, Nagoya and Aichi are often unfairly...[ Click to read more ]

Christmas Present Ideas From Japan

Oct 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love it or loathe it, Christmas shopping time is pretty much here. Personally, I'm in the latter camp....[ Click to read more ]

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KPB Theatre Nagoya’s Production of Gerry in The Attic

Oct 22, 2018 By Ray Proper

KPB Theatre Presents Gerry in The Attic THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES... Set in the English countryside, the residents of the Meadowlark...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Play Pachinko

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

As gambling for money is illegal in Japan, you’ll find none of the slot machines that are common in casinos...[ Click to read more ]

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Day Trips: Miyama, Kyoto’s Mountain Retreat

Oct 15, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just 30 kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the tourist mecca that is Kyoto city sits Miyata, a beautiful...[ Click to read more ]