September

Take Your Pick! – Fruit Picking in Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japan has something of an obsessive penchant for fruit. More than a mere foodstuff,  fruits are considered to be a thing of beauty, a prized possession, and in gift form...[ Click to read more ]

Getting ‘in tents’ – Camping Around Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Finally, the heat and humidity of the summer have dissipated, and we can all get outside and enjoy the fresh air without losing half our bodyweight to sweat! This is...[ Click to read more ]

Harvest Time in Kansai

Sep 24, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Harvest time in autumn/fall is important across the world. Each region has different rituals associated with this time of year (September – November). In Japan, the autumn harvest is celebrated...[ Click to read more ]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2020 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 ]

Kawagoe Hikawa Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Taking place annually on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October, the Kawagoe Festival is the pride of the City of Kawagoe every year and has over 360 years of...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

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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Eating Your Way Through Tokyo in September 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

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 ]

Sample Japan’s Finest Beef Vendors at the 2019 Autumn Wagyu Show

Aug 23, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan’s highest quality beef, wagyu, has a world-renown reputation for being some of the savoriest, delicious cuts of meat in the world. The reason for the robust flavor comes from...[ Click to read more ]

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Meguro Sanma Festival: Thanks for all the (free) fish!

Aug 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It’s no secret that Japan is a seafood lover’s paradise. Everything that swims, crawls or otherwise calls any body of water home can be found on a dinner table here....[ Click to read more ]

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Going Potty over the Setomono Matsuri

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world, with earthenwares being created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), as a heavily wooded country most...[ Click to read more ]