All Aboard the Sushi Train in Hiroshima!

February 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Ah, sushi! Nothing says Japan more than these tasty morsels of fish on rice. High quality sushi may be out of the average person’s (or family’s) price range but that doesn’t mean you should miss out. The solution: kaitenzushi or what we Westerners often refer to as sushi train or conveyor belt sushi. I’ve been hooked […]

Communicating at a Japanese Hair Salon: How to Get the Hairstyle You Want

February 17, 2017 by admin

The following is an excerpt from an excellent article on “communicating at a Japanese hair salon: how to get the hairstyle you want” from  Rather than trying to recreate with what a I can imagine being a lesser article, we have linked to it here after an excerpt.  Check it out! Communicating at a Japanese […]

Making ‘Memories’ in Hiroshima at Memories Live House

February 14, 2017 by Jade Brischke

If you’re a child of the 50s or 60s or you just like the music, fashion and decor of that time, then a night out at ‘Memories,’ in Hiroshima is just the thing for you. Located in a basement, it’s in the building next to Hiroshima Higashi Police Station on Chuo-Dori in downtown Hiroshima. It’s fairly […]

Sweet on You – Getting Valentine’s Chocolates in Tokyo

February 14, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Back home things can get a little crazy around Valentine’s Day. Grandiose displays of affection have become something of the norm, as we shower our loved ones with extravagant gifts, often at exorbitant prices, presumably just as the martyred St. Valentine would have wanted. In Japan, however, somewhat unusual for a nation where they tend to go […]

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