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NHK WORLD: There’s no place like Nagano

26 August 2017 Just two weeks ago, I had the chance to join several other media representatives, bloggers and selected guests (all fans of Japan)...

Reviving hope in Tohoku

Six years after the Great East Japan earthquake struck Tohoku, the region is slowly but surely coming back strong. Although recovery efforts have been steadily progressing...

What’s in Shikoku? Vol 2. Ehime Prefecture

Surrounded by the Aegean Sea of Orient, Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県) is blessed with a warm climate and beautiful nature. Home to the most number...

OTABE: Kyogashi o-tabe kudasai!

O-tabe (おたべ) is a casual, Japanese way of saying "please eat this". In our recent March/April 2016 publication, we featured Otabe, a shop that sells...

5 Unique Themed Cafes in Tokyo not to be missed

Maid Cafes and Cat Cafes aside, Japan definitely continues to top the "creative list" with so many  interesting cafes that offer diners a very unique experience....

10 Things You Can Buy From Vending Machine in Japan

Forget convenience stores, in Japan, you can buy just about anything you need from vending machines. They are literally everywhere– on the streets, on...

10 Cheap Eats in Japan: Family Restaurants Version

10 Cheap Eats in Japan: Family Restaurants Version You’ve probably eaten at cheap kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi chains and donburi (rice bowl dish) joints, but...

Japan Travel 101: Introducing Ishikawa

Located on the coast of the Sea of  Japan, Ishikawa-ken 石川県, Ishikawa-Prefecture) is in the Chūbu region of Honshū (本州, main island). Surrounded by the Sea...

Comprehensive Japan Prepaid Data SIM Card Comparison Review

In Japan, shops not allowed to sell voice call SIM cards to non-residents. but if you need the calling function no matter what there...