Paragliding Tours in Kanagawa’s Shonan

Aug 31, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

What’s the best way to practice social distance while still doing something thrilling and being able to see the world from a new perspective at the same time? If you’re not afraid of heights and have a few thousand yen to burn, paragliding around the beaches of Shonan should be...[ Click to read more ]

Cleaning Tricks for the Home

Aug 26, 2020 By Admin

The longer you stay at home, the more time you spend cleaning the house. Here are some easy tricks to help you accomplish that efficiently! Mosquito Net / Door Screens Wipe with a wet melamine form sponge, gently. It will get rid of the dirt, especially along the edges. Finish...[ Click to read more ]

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Autumn Activities in Kobe

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There’s always something interesting going on in Kobe, and autumn is no exception! Autumn is one of the most popular times of the year for events because of the beautiful colors. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find plenty to do this year. View the Autumn Leaves A not to...[ Click to read more ]

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Water Sports in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

Are you looking for a chance to try your hand at some water-based activities in the Kansai region? You can find plenty of lakes, rivers, and beaches where qualified instructors offer the chance to try a range of sports ranging from the relaxing to the nerve-racking. Sumo Tubing on Lake...[ Click to read more ]

Staying Safe During Typhoons and Storms in Japan

By Ray Proper

Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected by these storms. Still, residents of any part of Japan are likely to experience one or more during their time...[ Click to read more ]

Walk with the Animals, Talk with the Animals…

Jul 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Look I’m just going to say it. I’m not a fan of zoos and my first visit to Japan and see the zoo in the 1980s left me indignant and determined never to go again. HOWEVER. Japanese notions of animal care have evolved a lot and while it’s not Taronga...[ Click to read more ]

Golfing in and Around Nagoya

By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't quite make it out to Japan where golfing is a trendy sport, particularly amongst women. Previously, golf was a prohibitively expensive pursuit in Japan, however recently, prices have dropped dramatically,...[ Click to read more ]

Great Camping Venues in Kansai

Jul 30, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Camping is a great way to experience the outdoors in an authentic fashion. Camping is a popular pastime for those wanting to escape the crowded neon-lit urban areas of Japan. With an abundance of parks, beaches, mountains, and forests surrounding its cities, Kansai offers many natural delights to campers. You...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Foreign Resident’s Support Center

Jul 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

As a foreigner in Japan, dealing with governmental bureaucracy takes a few more steps than you might be used to. Finding information about starting (or relocating) a family and/or business here, or what is needed to navigate the legal system, can be a real challenge. There’s the expected nuance that...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

By Jason Gatewood

It may seem like a no-brainer, but 2020 is probably the year that many of us looked at how we are dealing with our health through a magnifying lens. The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is currently raging around the world, and many of us (including myself) are dealing with the anxieties...[ Click to read more ]

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