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Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival 

July 30, 2018 by Admin

The “Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival” is a great way to spend a hot summer night in Kobe. As many as 250,000 people will gather at Meriken Park and the surrounding areas to watch as 15,000 fireworks are launched from between Kobe Harborland and Port Island to dance in the night sky. Kobe Port Marine Fireworks […]

Summer Evening of Prayer and Peace in Hiroshima

July 30, 2018 by Matt Mangham

Let’s say you arrive in Hiroshima for the August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony a day early. You don’t feel like sitting around the hotel room watching TV, but what feels right to do the night before attending the anniversary of the A-Bombing of this lovely little city. Anyway, it’s Sunday night, and all the most […]

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018

July 30, 2018 by Matt Mangham

Both of my daughters have attended and enjoyed this wonderful local film festival for their entire lives. If you’re living in Hiroshima, or are lucky enough to be passing through town between the August 23 and 27, you have to make time in your schedule to drop by, if only for an hour or so. […]

August 6th, Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

July 30, 2018 by Matt Mangham

The entire world knows what happened in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6th, 1945. Today, the events that occurred on that date and in the following days are one of the main reasons that Hiroshima receives such a disproportionately high number (for a city its size) of visitors. You should know, then, that the […]

Understanding Japan: What is Obon?

July 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

For many foreigners working in Japan, Obon is a great time, as most companies close for a bit of a summer holiday; it gives us a chance to hit the beach, travel, or just hang out at home glued to the air conditioner. In fact, many Japanese see it as a similar way, as Obon […]

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