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Wisteria Flower Festival in Tsushima (Aichi)

While Japan's Cherry Blossoms might hold the top spot for famous flowers in Japan, the equally ethereal Wisteria can certainly hold it's own.  Usually blooming...
Rob Shannon and his Staff

Big in Japan – Robb Shannon (Nagoya)

Nagoya is already well known for its truly unique cuisine. You either love it or hate it, and there aren't too many people who...
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Japan’s First LEGOLAND Opens in Nagoya

LEGO hold a very special place in many people’s hearts. Whether it’s the promise of a truly creative outlet for young minds, or the memory...

Ancient Japanese Robots from Nagoya

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...
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Show Notes and Wrap-up from CP+ 2017

Another year, another CP+ in the bag. It was certainly an interesting few days in Yokohama, Japan for the annual Camera and Imaging Technology Show,...

CP+ 2017 (Preliminary Report)

It’s the end of February, we’ve just arrived at Pacifico Yokohama, and people everywhere have cameras around their necks, which can mean only one...
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Exploring the Underground Mysteries in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of those rare cities that you can never get tired of. It truly offers something for everyone, and no matter how...
Traditional Geisha Culture in Japan

What you did not know about Geisha (芸者)

Which three words come into your mind immediately when you think of Geisha? For me, beauty, mystery, and grace come to mind, as does...
Visiting Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto

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

Mountain Day in Japan

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...

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