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Naked ambition – Take part in Konomiya’s Hadaka Matsuri

Jan 27, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

“You make your own luck in this world,” as the saying goes. Whoever coined the phrase could have been thinking...[ Click to read more ]

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Kid Friendly Activities in Tokyo

Jan 10, 2015 By Ray Proper

Tokyo is Mecca to anime and manga fans, and lovers of technology can find anything they seek, somewhere in the...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrating the New Year in Yokohama’s Chinatown 2015

Jan 09, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, a celebration of the Chinese year is still an important cultural event....[ Click to read more ]

Pottery Classes in Seto, Gifu at Studio Kasen

Jan 03, 2015 By First Admin

Hiorshige Kato is a fourteenth generation pottery master - his family were one of only four families to be protected...[ Click to read more ]

Legendary Nagano: Folk Tales and Legends from the Roof of Japan

Dec 24, 2014 By Ray Proper

The Story of Lazy Taro is one of 23 stories in Legendary Nagano: Folk Tales and Legends from the Roof...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsuhinode in Nagoya 2015

Dec 24, 2014 By Ray Proper

Among the many customs associated with "oshogatsu," or New Years, are a good many firsts; from the first trip to...[ Click to read more ]

Lost Items in Japan and Shareikin Rewards

Dec 16, 2014 By First Admin

In Japan there is a very old system of "lost and found", based on a 1300-year-old system preceding Japan's urbanization...[ Click to read more ]

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Onsen – The How To’s, Do’s and Don’ts

Dec 12, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

As temperatures around the country plummet, the Japanese winter can seem harsh, particularly if you are not fortunate enough to...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan: To Drive or Not to Drive?

Dec 10, 2014 By Ray Proper

When discussing the pros and cons of driving in Japan, one of the most common questions that comes up is...[ Click to read more ]