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October 1, 2014

50 Years Of The Shinkansen

It’s been fifty years since the first run of the Shinkansen brought the age of the bullet train to Japan.

September 30, 2014

Groovy Osaka: The Forgotten Landmarks

Look carefully and you can see links to the past all over the city.

September 29, 2014

Using Your Noodle: Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

Of course Japan would have a cup noodles museum.

September 29, 2014

Adventures in EFL: The Lesson Plan of Doom

What happens when your lesson bombs?

September 28, 2014

2014 Yokosuka Sakana Matsuri

The Yokosuka Sakana Matsuri is a fun festival for the whole family to learn about this vital sea port.

September 27, 2014

Temple Walking Through Onomichi

Whether you’re into history, culture, architecture, hiking, film, or cycling Onomichi is sure to please.

September 26, 2014

2014 All Japan Model & Hobby Show

The 2014 All Japan Model & Hobby Show kicks off this weekend at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. Japanese hobby…

September 26, 2014

Top 4 Signs of Autumn in Japan

Time to plug in the heated toilets!

September 25, 2014

Uchi Soto and Japanese Group Culture

Uchi Soto is the Japanese custom of a clear distinction between in-groups (uchi, 内) and out-groups (soto, 外).

September 24, 2014

A Kids’ Teaching Primer

Need a crash course in teaching children? Read on.

September 22, 2014

Where Are The Harajuku Girls?

A look at what Japanese women actually wear.

September 20, 2014

The Joys of Tissue Pack Marketing in Japan

Ever wonder about those packs of tissues you get at train stations?

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