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2019.10.18 NEW
What to Expect When Seeing a Doctor in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
When talking to people who are thinking about moving to Japan, I’m often asked about the country’s healthcare system. A trip to a clinic or hospital i
2019.10.18 NEW
Nonobu Izakaya in Koenji - Enjoy Seafood Direct from the Fish Market
After accompanying Tsuchida-san on one of his daily early morning shopping trips to the Toyosu Fish Market  - see Anthony’s
2019.10.15 NEW
Experience the “Slow Life” of the Japanese Countryside in Kamiyama
In my previous article I introduced the village of Kamiyama in Tokushima prefecture and one of my favorite waking tours there. This time, I would like
2019.10.15 NEW
A Guide to Daikoku PA: Heaven on Earth for Fans of Japanese Car Culture
I’ve been a stalwart fan of Japanese sports cars since I was a teenager. So naturally, one of the first things I did upon arriving in Tokyo in 2009 wa
2019.10.09
Watch the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan on BS Fuji TV on October 15th!
The Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan will be featured in a two-parts documentary broadcasted on Japanese TV.
2019.10.07
What You Should Know Before Visiting a Dentist in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Take a stroll through any part of Tokyo and you’re bound to pass several dental clinics. The city has more than its fair share of dentists ready and w
2019.10.01
A Walk in a Magical Forest in Kamiyama
The small village of Kamiyama, located on Shikoku island, is not only one of the rare villages in Japan where young people come back to, but also offe
2019.09.30
Visit a 300-Year-Old Sake Brewery Near Tokyo
After learning that I could visit a real sake brewery near Tokyo, I was feeling pretty excited. I had only visited one sake brewery several years ago,
2019.09.27
5 Ways to Make Time to Study Japanese
Learning Japanese is one of the best things you can do to enrich your life and increase your chances of career success in Japan. However, learning a n
2019.09.27
I Joined the Flying Squirrel Tour In Karuizawa - How Was It?
Since September 16 was a national holiday, I decided to go hiking in Nagano prefecture. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t so good, so I decided to cut
2019.09.24
5 Tips for Making the Most of BeerFes Yokohama, Japan’s Largest Beer Festival
Over the course of a decade, I’ve watched (and enjoyed) the rise in popularity of craft and import beers in Japan. When I first moved to Tokyo, I coul
2019.09.17
Thés du Japon: Let a Sommelier Help You Choose Your Japanese Tea
I first met Florent Wengue 12 years ago through a mutual friend. He had moved to Tokyo from France a few years before, and was working as a French tea
2019.09.13
What We Wish We Had Known Before Moving to Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this roundtable discussion, we look back on our past in Japan to help you plan ahead for your future. Moving to a new country on a whim can be fun
2019.09.06
Escaping to the Edge of Tokyo on the Tamako Cycling Road
Living on the west side of Tokyo is affordable and convenient, especially if you live near Shinjuku. However, I often lament the lack of cycling infra
2019.09.03
Three Perspectives on Learning Japanese: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
As three authors from three different countries, we all share one common thread. We’ve all achieved a working knowledge of Japanese, and each of us ha

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