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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WWOOF Japan – Your Free Cultural and Organic Experience

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I always see a lot of people asking about volunteering opportunities in Japan. In fact, WWOOF Japan provides many of those chances, especially in the agricultural industry. WWOOF is an acronym meaning World Wide...

Who put the MOS in MOS Burger?

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Japan's second largest fast food chain (behind McDonald's) features the MOS in MOS Burger. MOS Burger is not only the name of the well-known fast food chain, but it is also the headlining menu...

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

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The new Starbucks Reserve, roastery and store, is the biggest conceived by the brand so far. It is the largest outlet in the world carrying the Starbucks name, and it stands at a staggering...

Tsukiji Fish Market’s Last New Year in 2018

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Tsukiji Fish Market's final new year auction and the first for 2018 kicked-off yet again last Friday, January 5, with a HUGE 405-kilogram bluefin tuna earning a hefty 36.45 million yen, or almost US$323,000....

Journey in Japan Part 60: Palace Under Fire

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Today is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor’s 84th Birthday. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the people of Japan will be enjoying the public holiday, and a day off work (except when it falls on a weekend...

9 Reasons Why Japanese People Wear Masks

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Why Japanese People Wear Masks I was asked 'why Japanese people wear masks' by one of my friends recently, and suddenly I had a flashback. Since I had worked for a company in Tokyo for...

Our New FAQs Page

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That's right, and perhaps a little overdue, our new FAQs page will be the main focus of our site. We will use this page as the driving force for most of our articles and...

Journey in Japan Part 24: When Haricot Met Celery

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I wake up at 9am and head down to the lobby for my Japanese style breakfast. The food is almost identical to yesterday. Grilled fish of the day is once again salmon. The only change is that...

Shinkansen Travel and Specials

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One way to experience the extremely efficient and reliable infrastructure of Japan is of course via the Shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan. If you're a tourist too, you take advantage of the Japan Rail...

The Cheapest First Class Available – Courtesy of VR

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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 PC and gaming devices. This time, however, you can 'virtually'...