September

The Yatai Festival at Osaka Castle

Aug 28, 2017 By

Picture in your mind the usual selection of Japanese yatai and festival foods, like karaage, tama sen, JUMBO hot dogs, "kakigori" shaved ice. Now throw all that out, because this is not...[ Click to read more ]

Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers – a Great Baseball Rivalry

Mar 26, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When the Tokugawa Shogunate finally wrested political control from Osaka and moved the seat of power to Edo in 1615, few could have imagined that four hundred years later animosity...[ Click to read more ]

Baseball in Hiroshima with The Toyo Carp

Mar 22, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (an organization similar to the USA's MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central League (Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, Yokohama DeNA...[ Click to read more ]

It’s Fall in Japan; Time to get Nutty about Chestnuts

Oct 24, 2016 By Justin Hanus

For many folks autumn in Japan means chestnuts. Asia is known as both the largest producer and the largest consumer of chestnuts in the world. Scientists studying the remains of...[ Click to read more ]

Aichi Vision International Film, Music and Arts Charity Festival

Aug 24, 2016 By Ray Proper

Aichi Vision International Film, Music and Arts Charity Festival is an arts based charity event in its 8th year and a fun day in the park for Charity!  Join Aichi Vision...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Jazz Festival 2016

Jul 25, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

It may surprise you to know that the Tokyo Jazz scene is one of the biggest (if not brightest) in the world. In fact, with so many cafes, bars and...[ Click to read more ]

TeamLab Event in Hiroshima for the Young and the Young at Heart

Jul 25, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Summer vacation can be a difficult time for parents, especially when their children utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” Never fear! This summer there is plenty to do in Hiroshima...[ Click to read more ]

Kawagoe Festival and Castle in Saitama

Sep 10, 2014 By

Kawagoe  City lies only 45 minutes from Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture.  The city has a distinctly old flair to it, to the point of feeling antique.  Kawagoe City is also...[ Click to read more ]

10 Things Japanese People do in Autumn

Sep 05, 2013 By Ray Proper

Dig up the old camcorder for Sports day festivals at schools Bring along a book for reading at your favorite outdoor spot as the temperature cools to bearable Picking, roasting, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Autumn’s Treat – Matsutake Mushrooms

Sep 26, 2011 By Ray Proper

Just about everyone has seen these mushrooms in the supermarket; these are not the grown on top of a bottle en masse 100 yen variety, these are THOSE mushrooms that...[ Click to read more ]

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