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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.

Celebrating Hanami with Cherry Blossom Vocabulary

The Cherry Blossom season is one of the most exquisite in Japan and we want to help you with some Cherry Blossom Vocabulary. The...

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Traditional Kyoto

Kyoto is full of beauty, and the Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Traditional Kyoto also prove that. It is the old capital and...

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

Tokyo the mammoth concrete city is surprisingly full of stunning sakura's. In this guide, we look at our top 10 Cherry Blossom spots in...

Last Train Timetable Changes to the Yamanote Line for Shinagawa Station

JR has recently announced last train timetable changes to the Yamanote Line, for services to Shinagawa station. The last train (終電 or shuuden) in...

Hakone Discount Passes on the Odakyu Line

Hakone is a small scenic getaway many Tokyoites and now tourists take for a weekend getaway. There are a bunch of Hakone discount passes...

Osaka Amazing Passes – Up to 48 hours of Kansai Entertainment

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan, but that doesn't mean it is lacking entertainment options. So, the Osaka Amazing Passes are one...

WWOOF Japan – Your Free Cultural and Organic Experience

I always see a lot of people asking about volunteering opportunities in Japan. In fact, WWOOF Japan provides many of those chances, especially in...

New Starbucks Reserve – It’s Biggest Roastery in the World

The new Starbucks Reserve, roastery and store, is the biggest conceived by the brand so far. It is the largest outlet in the world...

Working for a Gaba English Conversation School

This post comes from one of my friends who is a long time resident of Japan. He was initially working at a Gaba English...

Working at a Nova English Conversation School

This post comes from one of my friends who was working at a Nova English Conversation School. Here is his insight into teaching English...