How to “Spring Clean” Your Japanese House

February 21, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

You may have noticed not needing to crank the heater up as much, or seeing a bit more light in the skies past 5pm because the days are slowly getting longer. Soon springtime will be here, along with a sudden urge to clean, organize and sort your entire abode. And for those of us from […]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

February 20, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it’ll be time again for “hanami.” If you’re new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means “flower viewing,” but not just any flower will do. We’re talking about Japan’s symbol of all things cute, beautiful, and like the flora itself, fleeting; cherry blossoms. Basically […]

Komaki Air Base Open Base

February 20, 2018 by admin

Do you know how it feels to perform death defying stunts in the air, to have the power of some of the world’s most sophisticated artillery at your finger tips, to have the wind rushing through your hair? Well the brave men and women of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force certainly do, and this March […]

Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

January 22, 2018 by Ray Proper

Valentine’s Day in Japan – February 14 In Japan, the “Craziness of Valentine’s Day” falls mainly on the women. Unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan the tradition calls for women to give chocolate to the person they’re dating, want to date, are currently stalking, or is their father…sometimes brothers, and to add insult […]

Welcome the Warmer Weather with 6 Natural Escapes in Kobe

March 27, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Situated between the sea and an impressive mountain range, Kobe boasts an array of stunning outdoor escapes located within and just beyond the bustling port city. Kobe might not be as massive an industrial and commercial center as some of its neighboring cities, but that doesn’t stop tourists and locals from flocking to its many […]

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