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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 ]

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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Rain, rain, go away! Places to go in Hiroshima when it rains

Nov 20, 2017 By Admin

How’s about this rain hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Motor Show 2017

Nov 01, 2017 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Motor Show. There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

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 ]