Five Things To Do In Akihabara

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:00 am in
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Akihabara is an area within the city of Tokyo. It is located right in the central part of the city. Akihabara is often called “Electric City” due to the many shops in the area that sell consumer electronic goods. The area is a great place to just walk through and observe the people bustling about…

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Useful Japanese Expressions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:00 am in
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When you are a foreigner in any country, it is always useful to pick up a few handy words and phrases. Not only can it make getting around easier for you, you will also find that it shows that you are willing to be an international citizen. What phrases are going to help you get…

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Should You Wear A Yukata? Common Culture Clashes

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 12:00 am in
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When you are visiting a foreign culture, you will find that of course you want to experience it first hand. However, you also want to make sure that you are not giving offense! Many people invariably end up tangled in cultural clashes when they innocently assume that various aspects of another country’s culture can be…

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Snag A Good Seat For Sakura

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 am in
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Thousands of visitors flock to Japan during the spring months of March and April to sit down under the cherry trees and admire their blossoms. The cherry blossoms or “sakura” are breathtaking, a sea of white & pink enveloping the entire city. The warm months of spring invite all locals and visitors to mingle and…

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Getting Around In Japan: Helpful Tips

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 12:00 am in
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Japan can be a rewarding place to visit. You should take into account, however, that for all their country’s modernity, the Japanese people are very different from the Americans. They are definitely not a casual, easygoing people; one has to be tread very carefully with the way one speaks and behaves towards them. They are…

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Five Things You Should Do Before Moving To Japan

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am in
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The island nation of Japan is a huge draw for anyone wishing to move to a country so rich in history and culture. Since 2003, the number of emigrant’s living in Japan exceeds 100,000. Here is a list of five things to do before moving to Japan. 1. Get all the proper documentsA visa will…

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Book Resources

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 12:00 am in

If you’re planning on a trip to Japan in the not-too-distant future and want to make sure you take full advantage of every moment while there you may want to invest in some up-front reading so you can drill down on how to best spend your time while planning your itinerary. Following are a few…

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Bring Japan into Your Living Room

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 12:00 am in

If you’re planning that spectacular trip to Japan and want to get your hands on absolutely everything to do with the country before heading out, you may want to make sure you check out some offerings on the Travel Channel that may enhance your visit.Anthony Bourdain No Reservations had a stint in Osaka where he…

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Japan’s natural wonder: Mt. Fuji

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm in

One of the biggest landmarks associated with Japan is the infamous Mt. Fuji. The highest mountain in Japan, it can be seen from several of the country’s cities; such as Yokohama and Tokyo.If you’re interested in trekking this natural wonder, there are only two months where climbing is in season; July and August. Despite the…

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Understanding Japanese Customs and Rituals

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm in

Anytime you travel to another country it’s important to have an understanding of their culture. However, when visiting any eastern part of the world, this is even more imperative because so many customs are completely different from any of our western rituals. In order to avoid awkward situations, take a look at our list of…

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