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Looking to build a brighter and more cohesive Japan, one story at a time ...

3:11 Tohoku, Japan – The Great East Japan Earthquake

2.46pm on March 11 or 3/11 is marked in the nation's calendar every year as the day that literally shook all of Modern Japan....

English Friendly Restaurant Search Page – from Tokyo Govt.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has recently just built a search page listing English friendly restaurant choices in the local area, with support for other...

Yokohama – Best Place to Live in Tokyo; Survey

The largest port in Japan and home to the largest China Town is Yokohama. Suumo, a real estate magazine and website, announced the city...

The Main Difference Between「は」and「が」

A simple question for beginners studying Japanese is, what are the main differences between「は」and「が」? Some of you may have come across them before and...

Hina Matsuri – Japan’s Traditional Celebration for Young Girls

In a country where blinding LEDs billboards and rich ancient traditions compete for relevance in the growing tourism sector, Hina Matsuri (雛祭り or ひなまつり)...

The Differences in Use Between「を」and「が」

As we continue to explore the difference in Japanese particles, we will look at two which are particularly useful. These are used for distinguishing...

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑 or しんじゅくぎょえん) is probably one of Tokyo's most treasured and picturesque parks. It is nature's escape surrounded by the district's sprawling...

The Cheapest First Class Available – Courtesy of VR

Virtual Reality has been providing us with almost life-like experiences for decades, from flight and driving simulations to medical training and more recently in...

Tokyo Wan Kannon – Futtsu, Chiba

Tokyo Wan Kannon (東京湾観音) is a Kannon statue standing at more than 56 metres or 20 levels high. Situated in Futtsu, Chiba and facing...

Nintendo Switch in Japan – English is Still OK!

Nintendo Switch is the seventh instalment in its series of consoles, exceeded all expectations including its own, to sell not only a huge 3...