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2019.12.16 NEW
Join us for a Green Tea Party on December 24th!
What about participating to a green tea activity on December 24th?
2019.12.16 NEW
A Conbini Lunch on the Go: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japanese convenience stores, known locally as “conbinis,” are legendary for their amazing selection of tasty treats. Conbinis are an obvious choice wh
2019.12.09
Rikugien: Experiencing History and Tradition under the Autumn Leaves
Rikugien is one of nine Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens and one of the most popular spots in the city to enjoy Japan’s famed autumn color
2019.12.06
Not just Another Museum: a Visit to the Hokusai Museum in Ryogoku
Despite this title, I really like going to museums. Even if my knowledge is limited, I like looking at art and I also like visiting history museums as
2019.11.29
Dealing with Medical Emergencies in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this epilogue to our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I discuss what to watch out for when you need urgent care in Japan. Once agai
2019.11.29
Taste and Discover Local Chiba Sake in Matsudo City
Several times a year, the Matsudo Tourism Information Center organises a free Japanese sake tasting event featuring local sake from Chiba prefecture.
2019.11.22
Old Shimbashi Station: The Birthplace of Japan Railways
Ever since western traders brought model locomotives to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, the country has enjoyed an insatiable love af
2019.11.22
6 Tips for Planning Your Hike in Japan
Autumn is probably the best time of the year to go hiking in Japan: the weather is usually clear and the leaves are beautiful. However, with a dizzyin
2019.11.18
Matsudo: Discovering the Unexpected Charms of a Tokyo Suburb City
In the eyes of the average Tokyoite, the city of Matsudo is a convenient place to live in, with affordable housing and a relatively short and easy com
2019.11.18
6 Things I learned on my Visit to Tokyo’s Oshima Island
Izu-Oshima is Tokyo prefecture’s largest island and is situated about 100 kilometers directly South of the capital. I had wanted to visit there for so
2019.11.18
A Roadmap for Learning Japanese: How to Optimize Classes, Textbooks, and Flash Cards to Achieve Fluency
A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast about learning Japanese, and the host divided learners into two camps: those who use textbooks and those
2019.11.08
5 Quick and Easy Tips to Make a Good Impression on the Japanese Business Scene
Learning all of the intricate rules that shape business conduct in Japan could take a lifetime. This is evidenced by the intimidating amounts of conte
2019.11.05
Event Review: How the Tokyo Motor Show Reinvented Itself for 2019
The Tokyo Motor Show 2019 was a desperately needed shot in the arm for Japan's premier automotive industry event, and this particular iteration is the
2019.10.31
How to Find the Right Doctor for You in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this third article in our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I share more specific details about our individual experiences with the
2019.10.25
Seigetsu Izakaya In Kagurazaka - Sample Sake From Each Prefecture
I am always on the lookout for new places to enjoy Japanese sake in Tokyo. In August, I wrote about Genka Sakagura offering sake at cost price. This t

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