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2019.06.25 NEW
The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum: Celebrating the Life of Japan's Most Influential Modern Novelist
Natsume Soseki is a name that is immediately familiar to anyone who has endeavored to study Japanese. Born in 1867 in what we now know as Shinjuku, To
2019.06.21 NEW
Is there a Rule to Reading Kanji or is it Totally Random?
Are you an intermediate Japanese learner struggling with reading kanji? In this article, I go over a simple but important sound change that occurs whe
2019.06.14
Three Tokyo Ramen Restaurants Featured in Michelin Guides
If you are interested in Michelin restaurants and the Japanese dish of ramen, you’ve no doubt heard of Tsuta and Konjiki Hototogisu both places have b
2019.06.14
Travel through Time at the Minato City Local History Museum
Tokyo is a city of cities, officially divided up into 23 wards. Each ward has its own unique character and history, however Minato Ward (also known as
2019.06.10
The Joys and Challenges of Japanese Traditional Painting: an Interview with Allan West
You may have seen his elegant kimono-clad figure on television, in newspapers, or in your Tokyo guidebook. After almost 40 years of career in Japan, A
2019.06.07
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Train Punctuality: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japan’s train system is legendary for its punctuality. Peruse any travel book or Japan-related website and you’ll find countless tales of how trains a
2019.06.07
Okaka Shabu Shabu in Shinjuku: the Taste is All About the “Dashi”
If you’ve had shabu shabu in Japan before and are interested in trying a sophisticated take on this dish, Okaka might be the right place for you. Enjo
2019.05.31
Toyota Mega Web: A Celebration of All Things Automotive
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mega Web, a free theme park in Tokyo dedicated to all things Toyota. Mega Web is more fascinating than ever be

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