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Cool Down with Shaved Ice This Summer

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

If it is summer in Japan it is time for kakigori. Kakigori is the nation's traditional hot weather treat -...[ Click to read more ]

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A Reminder of the Time in Osaka When the World Came to Visit

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

The Tower of the Sun stands in Expo Commemoration Park as the standout reminder of the first World's Fair ever...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Alps Art Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

While the area is famous for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, when one thinks of the mountanous prefecture...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Nights With Tokyo’s Magical Fireflies 2017

May 19, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

There are four key ways that you can tell that summer on its way in Japan. The top three are obvious: the...[ Click to read more ]

Book-Off: Hiroshima’s Answer to Everything you Need

May 19, 2017 By Jade Brischke

As a foreigner in Japan (especially when you first arrive), life can be a little difficult adjusting to a new...[ Click to read more ]

Museum of Yebisu Beer, Tokyo

May 12, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

  In 1887, the Japan Beer Brewery Company cleared an area of farmland in order to build a brewery where...[ Click to read more ]

Feeling Crafty – The Top Craft Beer Pubs in Tokyo

May 08, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

While Asahi and Kirin beers are world renowned, it could be argued that, along with Sapporo, they do not have...[ Click to read more ]