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Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers – a Great Baseball Rivalry

Mar 26, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When the Tokugawa Shogunate finally wrested political control from Osaka and moved the seat of power to Edo in 1615,...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

Mar 26, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if...[ Click to read more ]

Japan: Where the Streets Have No Name

Mar 25, 2017 By Justin Hanus

When Bono was writing "Where the Streets Have No Names" for U2 he was speaking metaphorically about social injustice on...[ Click to read more ]

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Clam Gathering at Nishikinohama Beach Park

Mar 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Although this park is most famous for sea bathing and various water sport activities from July to August each year,...[ Click to read more ]

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Family Fun at Moricoro Park

Mar 24, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Nagoya's parks there is a good chance that either Tsuruma Koen in Showa-ku or Meijo Koen...[ Click to read more ]

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Get More Than Your Fill at Osaka’s International Festival UTAGE

Mar 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

If you are going to be known as the capital of something in Japan, there aren't many better things than...[ Click to read more ]

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Top 5 Beer Gardens Across Japan

Mar 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Springtime in Japan provides temperatures, sights, and events that make it nearly impossible to spend your days indoors. However, even...[ Click to read more ]

Top 5 Spring Hiking Destinations in Japan

Mar 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

With 73% of Japan’s land mass being mountains, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts certainly have their pick of gorgeous terrain to...[ Click to read more ]

No More Mamachari! Where to get Good Bikes in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is such a marvelous city to explore, which is why it is a shame that we spend so much...[ Click to read more ]

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Artisan Coffee in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are fond of coffee, as evidenced by the "kissaten culture," which started in Nagoya and is exemplified by...[ Click to read more ]