September

Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

Jul 11, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being such a mountainous country, there are many great places to...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

Mar 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be...[ Click to read more ]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical...[ Click to read more ]

Eating Your Way Through Tokyo in September 2018

Aug 30, 2018 By Admin

September is a hard month, it isn't summer, and it isn't fall.  It is still hot, but cooling down.  It is a good time to be outside, sort of, but...[ Click to read more ]

All Japan Gyoza Festival at Nagakute’s Moricoro Park

Aug 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Much like ramen, gyoza is a dish with Chinese origins that the Japanese have taken to their hearts. Typically filled with ground pork, chives, green onion, cabbage, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and...[ Click to read more ]

Toyohashi Fire Festival: Things are about to go off!

Aug 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While there are many, many fireworks festivals in Japan throughout the summer months, there are very few that match Toyohashi's Hono-no-Saiten for sheer spectacle. And danger. About Hono-no-Saiten The Hono-no-Saiten...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Game Show 2018

Aug 29, 2018 By

The Tokyo Game Show is an annual trade show for video game developers held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center just outside Tokyo. First held in 1996, the Tokyo Game Show is among the world’s...[ Click to read more ]

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Ghibli Expo Hiroshima: From Nausicaä to Marnie

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s no secret that one of Japan’s chief exports is its popular culture, and the films of Studio Ghibli rank high with pop culture aficionados around the world. Ghibli’s twenty-one...[ Click to read more ]

Full Moon Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en in Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Tsukimi, or Moon Viewing, is a Japanese tradition going back to the Heian period, when portions of the old Chinese mid-Autumn festivals blended with local practices to create one more...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Java: Why Are Indie Coffee Shops Opening All Over The Metropolis?

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

We’ll forgive you for thinking Japan was all about the green tea if you’ve never been here before. Of course we pride ourselves on having over a hundred varieties of...[ Click to read more ]