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Playstation Mini, Sweet potato Frappucinos and Goldfish Phone Booths : This Week in Japan

PlayStation Classic mini console release Christmas has come early this year because Sony has finally released their PlayStation Classic Mini console with 20 of your favourite games built-in, including one of the games that started all our gaming addictions: F

SpaceX, Typhoon Jebi Recovery and Kit Kats : This week in Japan

Space X will be sending ZOZOTOWN’s CEO to Space! Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is fulfilling his promise of sending the everyday citizen to space and he’s starting his mission off by sending one of Japan’s richest men: CEO of Zozotown an

Jojo Murals, Conan and the passing of Momoko Sakura : This week in Japan

Jojo murals around Tokyo to celebrate anniversary Tokyo has fully embraced the beautiful art and odd poses of Hirohiko Araki’s famous manga and anime series, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The 30th anniversary of the manga publication is currently being

Nishi Awa: Japan’s Hidden Nature Getaway in Tokushima Prefecture

If you have never heard of Shikoku Island in Japan, it will for sure be on your radar soon as many more tourists and foreigners are choosing this area to either travel to or settle down in. But more specifically, one of the prefectures that is gaining a lot of

Naomi Osaka & Typhoon Jebi : This Week in Japan

1. 20 year old Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in US Grand Slam In recent news about 20-year old tennis champion Naomi Osaka beating American all-star Serena Williams spread internationally like wildfire. In one of the most intense finals of the US Open,

Satoyama Run in Hida Takayama

Introducing Satoyama Run, the Japanese marathon event which aims to provide tourists with a unique glimpse into traditional Japanese countryside life and culture. Set in the beautiful Hida Takayama region, the Satoyama Run is a yearly event which promotes inte

Top 5 Things To Do In Tokamachi: Japan’s Hidden Kimono City in Niigata Prefecture

When the word “kimono” comes up in conversation, many will immediately think of Japan and more specifically, Kyoto. And if that person knows alot about Japan, they may even know about Kanazawa as a huge kimono city. But very few people know that To

Confectionery, Fuji Cycling and a Digital Assistant Wife : This Week in Japan

19% increase on Japanese Food purchases by International tourists Alright guys, chill on those sake-flavoured Kit Kats because too many of you guys are dropping some mad paper on these Japanese snacks. According to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestr

Pikachu Outbreak : This Week in Japan

1. Pikachu Outbreak You were warned, and we hope you listened when we told you to hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wives again this year because the annual Pikachu Outbreak occurred this year in Japan! And, with rumors of an Eevee epidemic parade&hellip

Sailor Moon Themed Yukatas: This Week in Japan

Sailor Moon Themed Yukatas In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you… for looking devilishly stunning in these Sailor Moon themed Yukatas! Kimono-maker Kyoto Marubeni is coming in to save us from the heat this summer by releasing the most beautiful Sailor

Beach in Fukushima Reopens After 8 Years: This Week in Japan

Fukushima beach reopens after 8 years After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan, Haragamaobama beach in the Fukushima Prefecture has finally reopened to the public. Like Haragamaobama, several other beaches were ravaged by

Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan

 Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only visit this area for their amazing onsen (hot spring) culture, there is a lot more to this prefecture

Wearing a Kimono

Kimono's are worn for big Japanese traditional and cultural events. While I was in Ashikaga I saw some mothers wearing them for their children's opening ceremonies for the start of the school year in the Spring. I also saw Japanese travelers wearing Kimonos ar

Ashikaga's Majestic Wisterias

Landscape out from a story book, a fairytale scenery  come to life…Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is a magnificent place to witness the airy purple, mauve and delicate Fuji.Wisteria is called Fuji in Japanese and holds prevalence in Japanese tradit

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo is massive. The most massive city I've ever seen/been in. Bangkok (my current home) is also big, but not as densely populated with buildings and people and modern technology. I always knew Tokyo was big, but you never really know how big something is unt

Tokyo Dome & Yomiuri Giants

I love Baseball. I am from Washington State, and often go to Seattle Mariners games. I COULD NOT miss my opportunity to see the wonderful treasure that is Japanese Baseball. In Japan, Baseball is one of the biggest sports, I would say that the Japanese like/pa

Tochigi-ken, Ashikaga-shi

Over the Songkran Festival (the Thai New Year Holiday) I took the break from school to go visit some of my family in Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan. This prefecture is located about two hours north of Tokyo. The area is known mostly for the Ashikaga Flower P

Cookie Time - Where Japan and New Zealand Meet!

A few minutes’ walk from Harajuku station, take a left before the Takeshita Street sign, and you’ll find the popular Cookie Time Cookie Bar. Brought over from New Zealand in early 2014, the Cookie Time Cookie Bar has been a hotspot for natives, foreigners and