• The Rules of Sushi
    August 28th, 2012By Category: Food & Dining
    Like most things in Japanese life there are precise codes and formalities involved with eating the national dish of sushi. Its preparation, presentation and consumption are subject to a surprising number of rules. Here are some of the most important sushi eti ... » Continue Reading
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    Can Embracing Japanese Culture Make You Forget Your Own? (Part 1)
    August 27th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Kiyomizudera, Kyoto, Japan Being transplanted into Japanese society, adhering to Japanese customs and being able to hold your own, thousands of miles away from family and hometown friends is sometimes no small feat. My sincerest kudos to all of those teachers, busines ... » Continue Reading
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    Convenience store trivia
    August 24th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Imagine Japan without combini (convenience stores). It would hardly be the same country, so ubiquitous are these garishly lit emporia – to the point where seeing two or three convenience stores on a single street corner hardly even seems strange anymore. What ... » Continue Reading
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    The Man in Rainbow
    August 24th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Osaka, the third largest city in Japan with a population of more than 17 million in the greater metropolitan area, has the reputation of being one of the rougher cities in Japan.  Compared to Tokyo, where millions of businessmen and woman in ubiquitous black suits and s ... » Continue Reading
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    Shuuten: Part 2 Western Kanto
    August 23rd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    I decided to make a world class collection of photographs that captured the life at Kanto’s final stations, or “Shuuten”. The task was large, difficult and expensive. But the rewards were great Copyright Kyle Remmenga - Escape from your Brain Photography DAY 1: I ... » Continue Reading
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    True Taste Tokyo: Nothin’ beats an ice cold beer in Summer!
    August 22nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Imagine a hot summer day - the kind of day when you take a shower in the morning - head outside and 5 minutes later, you cannot remember if you took that shower or not. Humid is just not strong enough a word. You with me? OK, good. Now close your eyes and try ... » Continue Reading
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    The Enigmatic World of the Geisha
    August 22nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    As a foreigner unfamiliar with Japan, penetrating the opaque surface of its society can sometimes be a daunting prospect. When Sayuki decided to enter the secretive and ancient world of the Japanese geisha, she took on cultural practices much more complex than j ... » Continue Reading
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    Baking in Japan
    August 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Aside from running, baking is one of my favourite activities (they go hand in hand: running allows more indulging, and my motivation for running stems from my love of cakes). I'm not quite sure why I'm writing about baking in the midst of the August heat, but I've b ... » Continue Reading
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    Getting to Tokyo from Narita Airport
    August 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    There are a few options available for you to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport and these include taxi, bus and trains. Taxis are the most expensive means with a taxi to downtown Tokyo costing between 20,000 yen – 30,000 yen depending on the final destination ... » Continue Reading
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    Order 1 Pizza – get 1 free
    August 20th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Domino’s Pizza makes ordering food in Japan really easy with their English-language website and now they have an incredible offer - buy 1 pizza and get 1 free. Simply order one of the popular Brooklyn style pizzas and you’ll get another pizza of your choice for free ... » Continue Reading
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    The World of Japanese Toilets
    August 20th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Land of the toilets – all kinds of toilets. You may wonder why I took picture No.8 – there seems to be nothing there.  Well in all toilets there is always a very thin slit between the door and the wall. You can see people and it’s quite disconcerting! ... » Continue Reading
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    頑張れ日本!苺焼きプリンの作り方☆Let’s Go Japan Strawberry Boobie Pudding
    August 17th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Did you guys enjoying watching the London Olympic Games? I did! I know it is a little late to share this recipe, but staying up late at night watching Tv to cheer and support the athletes live, I had to come up with a late night snack recipe that would allow me to nibb ... » Continue Reading