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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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...

The Rumors are True!

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That's right the rumors ar true, and if you have ever roamed the streets of Tokyo late at night, and then stumbled into a local drinking establishment, you are bound to find a Japanese...

The Azaleas at Nezu Shrine – Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

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Nezu Shrine (根津神社 or Nezu Jinja) is one of those rare hidden gems, that you would never expect to find in the concrete surroundings of Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Within the grounds, you will find several...

Journey in Japan Part 42: There Will Be Flood

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Another typhoon is making its miserable way toward Tokyo and should arrive this evening. I can’t wait. Today it is already raining, and looking at the state of the pavement outside, it looks like...

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

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The sun is shining, so naturally, I feel productive. I head over to Roppongi to visit the Tokyo Midtown Award. The awards are in their 7th year. The ceremony is a design and art competition...

Journey in Japan Part 31: Siliconan the Ovarian

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The previous three days drifted along to the tune of uneventful. Today a sign in my hostel says, “Soba Party Today, come and enjoy Japanese noodles!” There is also a list of local artists that...

Kanji of the year for 2019 is 令

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令 or Rei s the Kanji Character which is the official symbol for 2019, signifying it’s origins to the beginning of the Reiwa Or ‘令和' Era. This new era coincided with the enthronement of...

Journey in Japan Part 14: Ainoshima Cat Island

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With muscles loose thanks to a wonderful massage, I decide to really test my body. My destination today is Ainoshima Cat Island, via Shima Ferry Port. “You’re cycling to Shima?” A confused staff member...

Fast Tracking Permanent Residency in Japan

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Although Japan may be viewed as a country tough on immigration policies, whispers of change are in the air. Considering it's introduction of the highly skilled work visa several years ago, and further relaxing...

Pokemon Specialty Store and Cafe Set for March 2018

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'Pika, Pika' is the familiar note Pokemon and especially Pikachu lovers both young and old will instantly recognise from Japan's ultra cute and electrically charged mascot. And now lovers of the pocket monsters can...