Craft Beer in Nagoya

Crafting a Revolution

Although sake might be the first alcoholic drink that comes to mind when you think about Japan, beer has been the most popular alcoholic...
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Is Tokyo The World’s Most Livable City?

Over 13 million people (30 million including the surrounding areas) people can't be wrong! Ask any Tokyoite what their favourite city in Japan is...

The Art of Celebrating Summer in Japan

Attending one of the many Summer Festivals in Japan -By Achim Runnebaum The word Matsuri (祭) in Japanese means holiday or festival, and is synonymous with...
Mt. Fuji from a distance

Traveling On The Cheap in Japan

The Seishin 18 Kippu Japan undoubtedly has one of the best transportation Networks in the World. Fast, efficient, friendly service, and reliable, are some of...

Pixels and Pint Glasses: Retrogaming Bars

Sometimes you wanna’ go, where everybody knows your game Life seemed a lot easier back in the 80s and 90s, but that's probably because I...
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Where Is The Love?

Young people saying no to intimacy in Japan -by Achim Runnebaum Youth, as they say, is wasted on the young, and anyone above the age of...

Eat Like a Viking

The term All-you-can-eat is a cumbersome, mouthful of a word. Buffet is a good substitute, but not entirely accurate as some buffets are not...

Highway Oasis: Destination Rest Stops

Recreation in Japan is serious business. Consider the people waiting in line for hours just for the chance to shake hands with a man...

Nippon’s Digital Numerology: The Pocket Bell

In the 1990s while I was awkwardly transitioning from childhood to adulthood, the world was in the throes of another strange transitional period between...

Hunting & Gathering Truths vs. Farming Lies

Japan is a very unique country in many respects, and has even been called "Planet Japan" by some. Having been more or less isolated...