How a VPN Can Improve Your Japanese Life

May 31, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Living in Japan's great, isn't it? The food, the history, the natural beauty, and the bustling cities. But do you know what isn't great? Japanese TV. From its slapstick-heavy comedy...[ Click to read more ]

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Skate Parks in Kumamoto

Jan 30, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding has increased in popularity across Japan since the Tokyo Olympics a few years ago, with many purpose-built indoor and outdoor parks appearing in recent times. Kumamoto has a pretty...[ Click to read more ]

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Get on Your Bike – Cycling in Japan

May 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

From May to September, the world's best cyclists will be putting themselves to the test, competing for the maglia rosa, the malliot jaune and malliot roja in Italy, France and...[ Click to read more ]

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Might As Well Jump: Get Air in Hiroshima

Mar 31, 2022 By William Farrow

Spring is here, and it is tempting to be out all day, but what if you need a little spring in your step? A little bounce in your walk? A...[ Click to read more ]

Get a Kick Out of Japan – Finding Martial Arts in Nagoya

Jun 29, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Whether you have just a passing interest or have studied for years, something is amazing about learning a martial art in the land of its conception, as well as giving...[ Click to read more ]

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The Wacky World of Japanese Deathmatch Wrestling

Jun 29, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Back when I lived in the UK, one of my co-workers told me about how, in his free time, he was a member of a local pro-wrestling team. I was...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball

Mar 21, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (playing a role similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central League (Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Tokyo Yakult...[ Click to read more ]

Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Bert Wishart

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...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for hours on end has been postponed or canceled in Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

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Ichiro, a Potted History of Aichi’s Baseball Legend

May 28, 2020 By Bert Wishart

Since being introduced to Japan in 1872, baseball has risen to become a national pastime bordering on obsession, in many eyes supplanting sumo as the nation's number one sport. In...[ Click to read more ]

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