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What is it like to retire to the Japanese countryside?

Although we used to live in a neighborhood in the middle of Tokyo, upon becoming semi-retired last summer, my wife and I moved to...

Making Good First Impressions In Japanese Business

Japan’s deep and multifaceted culture can sometimes appear a little overwhelming to the Western world, perhaps even intimidating at times. Needless to...
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Tokyo Travel Guide: Akihabara

Akihabara is a vibrant Tokyo neighborhood known for its flashing neon signs, J-pop music, electronic shops, and Otaku goods. It’s a small...

The Best Japanese Reality Show on Netflix: Terrace House

Reality TV is anything but real - however, Terrace House does a commendable job of getting us close to a version of reality that feels like home.

Tokyo Travel Guide: The Imperial Palace

No visit to Tokyo is complete without visiting the majestic Imperial Palace. Surrounded by scenic gardens and parks, the Imperial Palace is...

Tokyo Travel Guide: Asakusa

Asakusa is a popular sightseeing area known for its magnificent ancient temples and located in a traditional part of Tokyo that is...

A Zen Experience of Historic Kamakura

In Kamakura, I glimpsed a little pathway to a finer state of mind. It is the way of Zen, through which I...

Hakone: A Land of Changing Colors

Every late October, early November, many people across Japan will get the calling to go to the mountains and see the changing...

Panoramic Paradise of Seasonal Blossoms

Shikisaino-oka is a sprawling flower garden spread over fifteen hectares of beautiful hill area in Biei-Cho, Hokkaido. FYI, the literal meaning of...

The Most Luxurious Gyudon in Tokyo

In June 2019, Capitol Hotel Tokyo announced a new Gyudon menu – what could possibly be the most expensive Gyudon in Tokyo....