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Journey in Japan Part 48: The Fat Sumo Hallowe’en Special

My day starts with me being completely lost in Shinjuku, searching for an event going by the name of ‘Shinjuku Magic of Hallowe'en’. I...

Top 12 Horrifying Halloween Expressions

So it's Halloween time, well officially that is on the 31st of October 2017, and time to learn some Horrifying Halloween Expressions, even though...

Journey in Japan Part 47: Round, round, get around, I get around

This weekend a local event is taking place known as ‘A-Round’, short for, Asakusa Around. Sixty-nine different stalls, cafés and galleries have signed up for the...
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W.P Gold Burger – Shibuya, Tokyo

W.P Gold Burger is the most unlikely combination of celebrity meats patty (pun intended), in a shop that is full of humour and added...

Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) – Film Review

The 1988 classic film Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) came way before Studio Ghibli's (ジブリ) many classics such as Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), Howl's Moving Castle...

Journey in Japan Part 46: Bridges and Balloons

Today I rent a bright red bicycle, and cycle over the Sumida River, toward Ryogoku. There is a row of parked bicycles, each with a...

Journey in Japan Part 45: Head of a lion, tail of a dog

The sun is shining, so naturally, I feel productive. I head over to Roppongi to visit the Tokyo Midtown Award. The awards are in...

Why do movies take so long to come to Japan?

Why do movies take so long to come to Japan? One thing that I continue to question while living in Japan these past 3 years...

Journey in Japan Part 44: The Golden Reptile

Today I head to the nearby Minowa Station and take the Hibiya Line. At Kayabacho Station a man runs out of the train as...

Top 12 Most Common Polite Japanese Phrases

If you haven't realised by now, the Japanese language places particular emphasis on formality and the correct use of language based on a given...