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Fallin’ for Hiroshima

Autumn is fast approaching Japan, so we can anticipate the season of koyo 紅葉 (autumn foliage), aki matsuri 秋祭り (autumn festivals) and mouthwatering seasonal produce such...

Now you can design your own tableware at a cheap price

If you love doodling, personalised products or DIY, you probably will want to get these markers. Called Raku Yaki Markers, a pun on doodling (rakugaki) and...

No Beef with Kobe: Eat, See, Enjoy!

I took a day trip with K-san (unnamed for privacy) to Kobe during my week-long Japan vacation. We took the direct JR line (around...

Sakura Trilogy (Volume 3): 10 Sakura Foods Found Only in Japan

As you may have noticed, the sakura theme is very strong during spring in Japan. Stores are specially dyed pink in the theme of...

Sakura Trilogy (Volume 1): Sakura Viewing Tips

Are you ready for the sakura season? Other than double-checking the technical details like the blooming period, the crowds, and weather, here are some other...

Discover the town of Onsens, Shuzenji

Located about 100km southwest of Tokyo, is Izu City, Shiszuoka Prefecture. Found at the Izu Hantō (peninsula), it is well known for its natural...

Concert Review: Eir Aoi

Back in October 2015, Anime pop-princess Eir Aoi had to postpone her first solo concert in Singapore, Eir Aoi LIVE TOUR 2015 -BEYOND THE...

10 things not to do in Japan

Japan is a land of many customs that are observed both in and outside of a person's home. The epitome of politeness and courtesy...

Japan’s Most Popular “White Lover”-A Tour of the Shiroi Koibito Factory

When it comes to Japan’s most popular “White Lover”, only one comes to mind. Shiroi Koibito (白い恋人, literally, “White Lover”) is Japan’s most famous and...

Seiyuu – An Introduction to the Voice Acting Industry in Japan

People could be watching advertisements for the latest anime being broadcast on large TV screens on buildings, playing a game on their portable systems,...