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Winter Illumination in Kansai

Nov 22, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Don’t let the cold stop you from heading outside as there are beautiful displays of holiday lights throughout the Kansai...[ Click to read more ]

Whisky Lovers Nagoya

Nov 22, 2017 By Admin

Recently, whisky is much more popular here in Japan than it was a decade ago. The TV drama “Massan” (story of...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s German Market

Nov 21, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

With its strawberries on cakes, love hotels and KFC, Japan gives Christmas a good try, but it doesn't quite come...[ Click to read more ]

Places of Worship in Nagoya

Nov 21, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

While religion in Japan predominantly based around the various sects of Shintoism and Buddhism, it is a country that is...[ Click to read more ]

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Riding the Rails at Nagoya’s SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Nov 21, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

As you may have noticed, Japan has something of an obsession with trains and railway. Ever since Commander Perry gave...[ Click to read more ]

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The great outdoors (and some mountains) right in Hiroshima City

Nov 21, 2017 By Admin

If you like the outdoors and fall into one of these categories: are new to hiking, that is, inexperienced; don’t...[ Click to read more ]

Kansai or Kanto? Who Ya Got?

Nov 21, 2017 By Justin Hanus

“You despise me, don’t you Rick?” says Peter Lorre’s Ugarte to Humphrey Bogart’s Richard Blaine in Casablanca. “If I gave...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Kobe

Nov 21, 2017 By Justin Hanus

You can find yourself in a kerfuffle on almost any topic these days and that includes Christmas. Yokahama, with its...[ Click to read more ]

Kansai’s Pivotal Role in Japanese Folk Rock

Nov 21, 2017 By Justin Hanus

The 1960s have been immortalized as a time of cultural revolution in places like the United States and Europe. If...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Illumination in Hiroshima

Nov 20, 2017 By Jade Brischke

Who says Japan doesn't celebrate Christmas?! Certainly no one in Hiroshima, that's for sure! In fact, I could nearly go so...[ Click to read more ]