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When thinking of Japan, some of the things that usually come to mind are Sushi and Samurai; perhaps Karate and Bonsai. These are all...
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July 7th is Tanabata “七夕”, or Star Festival here in Japan. If we go by the lunar calendar, it will be on August 28th...

Yes, Japan has a strong association with robots, whether its through Manga and Anime, or in real-life like Toyota's Asimo.  But did you know...
Visiting Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto

If Tokyo is Japan's mecca of everything "omoshiroii", then Kyoto surely is the mecca of everything historical, and thus its cultural heart. Strewn with...
Plume Cloud forming over Mt. Fuji

Today marks the first official “Mountain Day”, a new public holiday in Japan, to celebrate and give reverence to….you guessed it…. mountains! This is...

The first night of the Championships featuring 30 participating countries, brought a lot of excitement, action, and some great cosplay from all teams. It...
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Japanese Summers are notoriously hot and humid. It’s the same story every year: After the coldness of Winter, we all look forward to that...

Today is one of those days... The day most expats in Japan dread almost as much as going to the Doctor or Dentist. At...

Mt. Fuji is the eternally revered, quintessential symbol of Japan - as is the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) flower. Combine those two, and you get...
Chris Evans in his directorial debut

Known mostly for his portrayal of Captain America (which is breaking box office records with "Civil War" right now), Chris Evans has fought his...