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Straight Outta Nagoya – Great Bands and Artists From the Nation’s Center City

Jul 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When reading listings for live performers on tour, it can feel like Nagoya is completely missed out by all the...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for...[ Click to read more ]

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Here’s what has changed with Japan’s new cycling laws

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

You’ll be forgiven for thinking that many of the bicycling laws you may have grown up within your home country...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Western Tokyo’s “backcountry”

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

I’ll be the first to admit that 2020 has not been kind to we who like to explore, trek, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima’s Onomichi and Tomonoura: Cruise the Inland Sea

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Most residents of Hiroshima have at least heard of Onomichi, if not had the opportunity to visit. Onomichi is a...[ Click to read more ]

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Umeshu: A Tangy Plum Liquor and Japanese Tradition

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

If you live in Japan, you have almost certainly tried, or at least seen, "ume." These hard, reddish, berry-like and...[ Click to read more ]

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Have You Made Your Summer Plans?

Jun 29, 2020 By Admin

Why not immerse yourself in Japan’s nature and culture with a getaway this summer? You’ll find elements of Edo period...[ Click to read more ]

Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine,...[ Click to read more ]

Amusement Park Rules for Japan under COVID-19

Jun 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

File this one under the “New Normal” coming after the COVID-19 pandemic— amusement parks have reopened around Tokyo and the...[ Click to read more ]

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Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast....[ Click to read more ]