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June 23, 2016

Being Vegan in Japan 3: Classics of Modern Japanese Cuisine

A 3-part series aimed to introduce vegans (and vegetarians) in Japan to the opportunities and challenges of Japanese cuisine. Part 3: the classics of modern Japanese cuisine.

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June 21, 2016

A Non-Gamer’s Mission in Akihabara

In search of the mythical pee game

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June 21, 2016

Journey to Japan: Japanese Summer Survival

Feeling like you’re melting in the oppressive humidity can all only mean one thing, it’s summer in Japan.

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June 20, 2016

From Glasgow to Osaka: My Former Home vs. My New Home

I’m often asked by friends, students and colleagues here in Japan a number of different variations on the same basic…

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June 20, 2016

This Week in Tokyo For June 20 – 26, 2016

Indulge in some comedy, some failure and lots and lots of chocolate This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something…

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June 17, 2016

A Pain-free Visit to the Pan-ya

While it may seem simple, getting exactly the right baked goods from the bakery can be tricky. Gaijinpot explains how to make a trip to the baker’s as simple as possible.

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June 16, 2016

Horsing around at Aichi Farm

Does milking a cow, riding a horse, petting and feeding farm animals, taking tractor rides, playing putt-putt golf and eating…

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June 15, 2016

Journey to Japan 9: A Matter of Taste

Is it possible to eat well in Japan with an unadventurous Western palate? How about as a vegetarian? This pizza-loving Brit takes a look at just a few of the options…

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June 14, 2016

Being Vegan in Japan Pt 2: Communication is Key

A 3-part series aimed to introduce vegans (and vegetarians) in Japan to the opportunities and challenges of Japanese cuisine. Part 2: the importance of good communication.

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June 13, 2016

This Week in Tokyo For June 13 – 19, 2016

Summer’s heating up! Keep it cool with some great events This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or…

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June 13, 2016

British Sensibilities, Japanese Locale

When I first started jotting down my ideas for this blog entry, I envisioned a hard-hitting article in which I exposed the inner workings of Japanese corporate culture and the clash this caused with a British mindset. Imagine my disappointment when I found myself noting down the similarities which surprised me more than the differences.

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June 10, 2016

Looking for Love: That Time I Went to a Snack

If some establishments have self-explanatory names, oppai pubs for instance, snacks are a lot more mysterious. I always wondered what was really going on in there, but I never expected I would end up spending an evening in one.

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