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Splish, Splash, Sploosh!: Your Guide to Tokyo’s Waterparks

June 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

When the air outside is thick with humidity, cicadas begin their endless chirping, the stores start stocking endless varieties of flavored bottled water and teas, and all the kids start sporting “playground tans”, Tokyo Summertime has finally come. We are the enviable environment to enjoy a trip to the beach, but sometimes we’d like to […]

Let’s Tour Tokyo: Kichijoji

June 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s been awhile since I last introduced a part of Tokyo you may not be so familiar with, so this time we’ll head westward from Shinjuku to visit the Kichijoji (吉祥寺) district. This area is centered around the junction of the JR Chuo Line and Keio Inokashira Line at its namesake station, and is mostly […]

Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

June 24, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei traditional clothing while munching street food and nights spent outside watching literally hours of explosions and enjoying the atmosphere of the festival, and the crowds.  Summer festivals are a rare chance for people to relax […]

Second Harvest Japan: Food for all People

June 19, 2018 by Admin

In Japan there is up to 8 million tons of food loss in Japan every year, while one in six live below the poverty line. As the only registered food bank in Japan, since 2002 Second Harvest Japan have been turning ‘mottanai’ (waste) into ‘arigatou’ (thanks) by redistributing food waste from supermarkets such as dented […]

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