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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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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 ]

Kobe’s Gift to the World – Karaoke!

Nov 01, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Of all the things that Japan has given the world karaoke may be the most fun. It was Kobe's own...[ Click to read more ]

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Noodling about: Nagoya’s Ramen Discoveries

Oct 31, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_33494" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Misen's spicy Taiwan ramen[/caption] When I first came to Japan and answered the standard "what Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

Goshikizuka Kofun: Kobe’s Ancient Sacred Pyramid

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In the Christian world this is the time of the year for All Souls' Day when the memories of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Gives Birth to Spirit of Volunteerism in Japan

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

On January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin earthquake struck Kobe and over 6,000 people lost their lives. In the aftermath...[ Click to read more ]