• Halloween Movie Mix
    October 31st, 2012By Category: Arts & Entertainment, Play
    It's that time of the year again, and streets all over the world will be filled with parades of people wearing costumes this Halloween. In fact, in Japan, as early as last week, Halloween decorations have been spotted on some of the areas in the city and ads for costume ... » Continue Reading
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    In It for the Treats
    October 31st, 2012By Category: Play
    “So, do you like Halloween?” “YEAH!” “Why?” “Cause I can eat lots of candy!” “I have a general knowledge question. How old is Halloween?” “Eh…ten years?” Thus went every conversation with my students last Friday in our Halloween themed class (also known as t ... » Continue Reading
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    A Japanese Suicide
    October 30th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    They say that no one goes through life unscathed. But you know Ken Seeroi ain’t trying to hear that. I figured hey, move to a nice safe country with pretty girls and amazing food and just avoid that whole scathing thing altogether. Well, you can’t say I didn’t ... » Continue Reading
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    The Osaka Jazz Building: Tokyo doesn’t have a monopoly on great jazz joints in Japan
    October 27th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Summer in the Kansai region of Japan is relentlessly hot with spirit crushing humidity, not  ideal weather to enjoy all the historical sight seeing and hill walking on offer in the area. Thankfully, the joys of jazz cafe and bar culture are never affected by the extre ... » Continue Reading
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    Travels and sightseeing in Okinawa
    October 26th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Okinawa is a relatively small island, and a nice place for a vacation. Unlike the rest of Japan, there aren’t railway lines, except the monorail line. A road network connects the south with the north of the island. So if you have a valid driver’s license, you can rent ... » Continue Reading
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    Yoshikawa Japanese Restaurant in Nagoya, Japan
    October 25th, 2012By Category: Play
    I really enjoyed eating at this restaurant, but the service and interior decoration is what really brought everything together. For a special occasion this restaurant would be a great choice...and I was told that if you come here for lunch it is more affordable! Th ... » Continue Reading
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    Traditional Japanese Sweets and Snacks
    October 24th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Have you tried freshly made traditional Japanese sweets and snacks before? There is a spot in Tokyo where you get to actually try them fresh. It is in Azabu Juban, a district of Minato Ward which is a lively residential area in central Tokyo with a mixture of Japa ... » Continue Reading
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    All-Okinawa Eisa Festival
    October 23rd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    I had heard that there were a lot of festivals in Okinawa but didn’t really understand how many until I took a late night stroll on a quiet summer evening and accidentally ended up in the middle of one. Colorful costumes, dancing, drumming, and the singing of local fo ... » Continue Reading
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    Japanese Onsen (Hot Springs)
    October 22nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Japanese onsen (温泉) are a must try experience in Japan and are pretty much everywhere due to all the volcanic activity. There are thousands of onsen spread across the country. Onsen can range from everyday bath-houses to mountain retreats and onsen towns that specia ... » Continue Reading
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    Eat Up, Chow Down, Dig In. A Culinary Journey Across Japan.
    October 19th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    When a Japanese person asks about your vacation, the question “Where did you go?” is inevitably followed up by, “What did you eat?” It is even more likely that upon learning the destination, the next question will be “Did you try ?” as the Japanese seem to acquire early ... » Continue Reading
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    Pasta and Pastries at Pasta Piccola
    October 18th, 2012By Category: Play
    If you find yourself suddenly craving for pasta dishes and the smell of coffee and pastries, you can always stop by this restaurant in Chikusa. We took my mom to Pasta Piccola since they have amazing Italian food! They didn't disappoint and my mom loved their food! O ... » Continue Reading
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    Shopping in Tokyo
    October 17th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    One of the things that make Tokyo so “cool” is the shopping. Whether you’re just visiting and looking to pick up some keepsakes for loved ones, or live in Tokyo and are refurbishing your apartment or wardrobe, you can find everything you’ve ever dreamed of in Tokyo. ... » Continue Reading