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Sweet on You – Getting Valentine’s Chocolates in Tokyo

Feb 14, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Back home things can get a little crazy around Valentine's Day. Grandiose displays of affection have become something of the norm,...[ Click to read more ]

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Making Mochi – Fun for Kids and Big Kids Alike

Jan 30, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When I first heard about mochi, my heart really went out to the children of Japan. You see, where I'm...[ Click to read more ]

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“Take a hike!” in Hiroshima

Jan 30, 2017 By Jade Brischke

As you come into, or go east, out of Hiroshima Station on one of the local trains or Shinkansen you can...[ Click to read more ]

Halal Food and Grocery Stores in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2017 By

Halal means "permissible," and Halal food is food that adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran.  As visitors and...[ Click to read more ]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Nagoya – Top 5 Umemi Spots!

Jan 27, 2017 By

Ume, is not just half of an "umeshu,"  a Japanese liqueur made from unripe and green ume fruits, it is...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe’s International Cuisine Tour

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Although Kobe’s Chinatown is a major international attractor to the city, Chinese isn’t the only cultural influence worth exploring in...[ Click to read more ]

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It’s Strawberry Harvest Season near Tokyo

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Japan’s vivid changing seasons are not only beautiful to witness, but they can also be very delicious to taste! Throughout...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Takes the Lead In Japanese Fashion

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

It was the late 1800s when promotionally minded French dress designers began hiring women to wear their latest creations to...[ Click to read more ]

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Ritualistic Ceremonies Could Be Your Cup of Tea in Kobe

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In Japan you can enjoy a cup of tea or you can immerse yourself in Japan's Way of Tea, a...[ Click to read more ]

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