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Five Japanese Authors You Should Read

Jun 13, 2019 By Bert Wishart

From the stories of twelfth century court life in the world's oldest novel, Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji, to the...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Go-kart Through the Streets of Tokyo

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been in Tokyo’s tourist areas for just a few hours, you might have caught a glimpse of a...[ Click to read more ]

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Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

May 29, 2019 By Bert Wishart

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and...[ Click to read more ]

Suikawari: A Cracking Good Summer Sport

May 28, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There are so many things you can do for fun at the beach on a hot summer day. Swim in...[ Click to read more ]

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Out Drinking in Hiroshima

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

** Note: 2020.08.22 - This article is currently in the process of being updated. Please check back to confirm details.**...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking Mt Mitaki in Hiroshima City

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The best hike within Hiroshima City is a great bush hike to the summit of Mt Mitaki on the outskirts...[ Click to read more ]

The Mazda Museum in Hiroshima – More Than You’d Expect

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Amongst the museums, galleries, and attractions you will find in Hiroshima, perhaps one of the more surprisingly interesting is the...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Yokocho Drinking Alleys

May 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is very adept at making sure its past is preserved while building the future in terms of architecture at...[ Click to read more ]

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The Kawaii Rejection of Society

May 23, 2019 By Bert Wishart

Japan is in the grips of a cult. But this is no religious extremism or political fanaticism. This cult is...[ Click to read more ]

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The Top 3 Craft Beer Spots in Morioka (according to me!) in Iwate Prefecture

May 22, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Craft beer in Japan didn’t come about until approximately 25 years ago. Until 1994, Japanese laws required that a place...[ Click to read more ]