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December 27, 2014

Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Display

This fireworks display dates back to the feudal times, and people in Nagano boast the skills required to make huge fireworks balls for a gorgeous fireworks display.

December 7, 2014

Taishu Engeki – Kabuki’s bawdier cousin visits Meiji Mura

Taishu Engeki is kabuki for the masses.

December 1, 2014

8 Tips for Teaching Conversation Classes

Follow these 8 tips to jump start your conversation class.

November 7, 2014

A Lucky Break And Lots Of Hard Work

From factory worker to fashion model. A journey of lucky breaks and hard work.

October 3, 2014

Hustling At A Japanese Hostess Club

Being a hostess had nothing to do with sex but a lot to do with psychology.

September 29, 2014

Using Your Noodle: Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

Of course Japan would have a cup noodles museum.

September 13, 2014

Dining On The River In Kawadoko

A truly unique al fresco dining experience that dates back to the Edo period.

August 28, 2014

Caught Napping – Sleeping On The Job In Japan

Inemuri is the practice of ‘sleeping while present’ and has long been part of Japanese work culture.

July 23, 2014

6 Things To Know About Teaching Private Lessons

Taking on private English students is a good way to earn some extra income while in Japan but keep these 6 points in mind to make sure your lessons go smoothly.

July 1, 2014

6 Tips For Teaching English to Children in Japan

Teaching English to children requires a special type of teacher. Here are 6 facts that you should know about teaching kids.

May 28, 2014

Teaching Business English In Japan

Teaching business English in Japan can be very lucrative but teachers should remember that it isn’t just about being genki and a winning smile. They mean business and so should you.

April 29, 2014

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Highway

Shimanami Kaido links Imabari in Shikoku with Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture and is a bicycle-friendly 70km route across six islands of outstanding natural beauty.

March 28, 2014

5 Tips for Starting at a New Japanese School

Cultural differences, language issues and the uncertainty of being in a new country can make starting at a new school overwhelming. Follow these five tips to make your first days a smooth one.