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Aside from my full-time gig as a professional Netflix, Hulu and Toho Cinemas spectator, I occasionally escape the screen to share my own episodes of Japan outside the TV format.

Rugby World Cup 2019 – 99 Days to Go!

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2019 has begun, with only 99 days to go before kick-off begins. This is Japan's first time...
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Hydrangeas in Kamakura – A Beautiful Spectrum of Colours

Check out the beauty of the Hydrangeas in Kamakura at Meigetsu-in. Hydrangeas are known as 紫陽花 or Ajisai in Japanese. They are just a...

Drift Japan – Evolving Beyond its Mountain Ranges

The Drift Japan scene began back in the 1970s. At first, headlined by the Kunimitsu Takahashi, a motorcyclist turned drifter. He inspired the now...

Tokyo Stadium – Chofu, Tokyo

Welcome to Tokyo Stadium (aka Ajinomoto Stadium). Located in Chofu in western Tokyo, and is the starting point for the Rugby World Cup 2019....

Rugby World Cup 2019 Ticketing Updates

This is our first update regarding the latest news on Rugby World Cup 2019 ticketing options in Japan. Kick-off is literally in just 5...

Ozawa Sake Brewery – Free Tours and Tasting

Pulling into Sawai station, you instantly notice how quiet and serene this place really is. The Ozawa Sake Brewery is a short 5-minute walk...

Spare Change! Finally a Solution for 1 and 5 Yen Coins!

This is a solution I have been waiting for since I moved to Japan over 5 years ago. Got spare change? Those 1 and...

Japan’s New Banknotes for 2024

The Japanese Government has decided to redesign its banknotes for the first time since 2004. Japan's new banknotes will be issued in the 2024...

Top 10 Tips for Climbing Mt Fuji

Standing at around 3,776m tall, it is the nation's tallest active volcano on the main island of Honshu. Climbing Mt Fuji is also a...

Kansai Bridge is Fully Repaired in Time for Golden Week

Kansai Airport is fully repaired after it was hit hard by Typhoon Jebi in September last year. The tropical cyclone had caused widespread damage...