Rain, Rain Go Away: Surviving Hiroshima’s Rainy Season

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Rainy season is coming! For those of you new to Japan and especially those who are unfamiliar with this kind of weather… let’s just say it will be an experience. Rainy season or tsuyu is the part of summer that no one likes or appreciates, unless of course you’re a rice farmer or sake producer […]

Biru Stand Shigetomi: Hiroshima’s Standing Beer Bar

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

The lack of space in Japan has resulted in the need to utilise every square metre possible and thus, to ensure it is put to good use. Combine this with the Japanese people’s love of drinking, particularly beer and you have yourself the standing bar. Best of all, you don’t have to go to Tokyo […]

Talk to the Animals at Asa Zoo in Hiroshima

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park, better known as Asa Zoo, is the local place that families and couples go to see wild animals in a relatively ‘natural’ habitat. The zoo has all the big animals that you normally find at zoos, but also offers some special attractions like the Japanese giant salamander. The zoo has […]

Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

April 21, 2017 by Ray Proper

The famous Belgian Beer Weekend traditionally takes place in the first weekend of September at the beautiful “Grand Place of Brussels.”  The Japan versions of this event? Not in September! Belgian beer, food and music. Welcome to the best weekend! Belgium is probably the best kept secret in Europe! Although it may be one of the […]

Volunteering in Tokyo

April 20, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When living in a new country it can be a great thing to offer your free time to help the local community. One such way is volunteering for a nonprofit organization (NPO) . Volunteering has a lot of upsides and few downsides to it.  It is a great way to meet new people when moving […]

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