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Miyajima: The Shrine Island of Hiroshima

Oct 31, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The tradition of Miyajima centers on the belief it is the place where the Gods dwell and by virtue is...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Illumination in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas...[ Click to read more ]

Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon

Oct 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Are you too keen on candy to run a marathon? Do you need sugary enticement to get you to that...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting To Know You – Nagoya Station Area of Meieki

Oct 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For years, though the city center in name, the area around Nagoya Station was considered to a poor relation to...[ Click to read more ]

English Stand-up Comedy Around Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Turn on the TV at any given moment during “Golden Hour” (what we Yanks call Primetime) and you’ll no doubt...[ Click to read more ]

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Dream Yosacoy Festival

Oct 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Yosakoi dancing started in Kochi in Shikoku around 1954 as a way to celebrate postwar reconstruction, building spirit, and teamwork....[ Click to read more ]

Getting Fed and Afraid at Lock Up Theme Restaurant

Oct 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween may have come and gone, but that does not mean that the frightening times have to be over. If...[ Click to read more ]

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2019

Oct 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in Tokyo on...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima`s Autumn Leaves

Oct 28, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Starting in mid September the "koyo front" slowly moves its bands of color south from Hokkaido to central and southern...[ Click to read more ]