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Summer Nights With Tokyo’s Magical Fireflies 2017

May 19, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

There are four key ways that you can tell that summer on its way in Japan. The top three are obvious: the convenience stores replacing nikuman with cold ramen; cool biz mercifully replacing suits and ties in the office; and everyone is saying “atsui ne!” every thirty seconds. But the fourth one? It’s the coming of the fireflies. Fireflies, […]

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 […]