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Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo

Apr 19, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Cinco de Mayo, while originally a commemoration of an unlikely victory for the Mexican Army against the then powerful French in...[ Click to read more ]

What is Golden Week?

Apr 18, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation that famously takes their working week very seriously. Hours are often long and hard and, as...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Matsuri: Where East Meets West for a Weekend in May

Apr 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The annual Kobe Festival (Matsuri) is unlike any celebration you are likely to run into in the Kansai region during...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Agricultural Centre

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With spring well and truly in full swing, and the weather improving day by day, now is a great time...[ Click to read more ]

Yasuke: From Mozambique to Slave to Samurai

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether it is on the subway, in a restaurant or just walking down the street, most foreigners in Japan know...[ Click to read more ]

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Horsing Around at Tado Festival in Mie

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan has so many strange, eccentric and exciting festivals every year that it is sometimes difficult to keep track. However,...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2019

Apr 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday period in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a...[ Click to read more ]

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There’s no better place in the country for fans of manga than the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Visitors have the...[ Click to read more ]

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Starting Your Own Business in Kobe

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With the 3rd strongest economy in the world, Japan is an excellent place to start up a business. There are...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Spend Easter in Kobe

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Easter is not generally celebrated in Japan, but the growing community of western expats in the country means that provisions...[ Click to read more ]