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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...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 Finals (Gallery)

Hey folks, this is it! After a busy weekend, two major parades, 30 teams competing in the preliminary, thousands of empty water bottles, and...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 (Osu Parade Gallery)

We just came back from the Osu Cosplay Parade in Nagoya, Aichi, and even though it's a brutally hot day, everyone was in good...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 Championships (Preliminary)

The first night of the Championships featuring 30 participating countries, brought a lot of excitement, action, and some great cosplay from all teams. It...
WCS 2016 Red Carpet Parade

World Cosplay Summit 2016 (Day 1 – Red Carpet)

It feels like only yesterday that we reported about the biggest Cosplay event in the world - the WCS in Nagoya, Japan. Now it's...
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7 Ways to beat the Summer Heat in Japan

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...

Big in Japan – Chris O’Neill

We’re sitting here with none other than Chris O’Neill, the one and so far only professional foreign Ninja in Japan. As some of you...

Renewing a Working Visa in Japan

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

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