Rain, rain, go away! Places to go in Hiroshima when it rains

November 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

How’s about this rain hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colourful language and none of it is positive. Combined with fluctuating temperatures, it’s causing all sorts of problems, particularly with people who have allergies. More to the point though, […]

Sekigahara – Japan’s Defining Samurai Battle

June 30, 2014 by Mark Guthrie

As you may or may not know, the Chubu area witnessed the scene of perhaps the most important and defining battle in Japan’s history. The Battle of Sekigahara, maybe best considered to western minds as Japan’s Gettysburg, took place in 1600 in the town of Sekigahara, Gifu. It was pitched between two of the greatest […]

Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo

July 9, 2013 by Ray Proper

You might be interested in this article from The History Channel in the US, “Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo.”  If you live in Tokyo  these might not come as a surprise, but then again… they may still.  You can read the introduction here, and click through to read the complete list at the […]

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