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May 12, 2015

Groovy Osaka: How to Get From Kansai International Airport to Osaka

All your transportation options for getting from Kansai Airport to Osaka.

April 23, 2015

All in the Family: The Blessing and Curse of Social Media

While being so connected to family and friends eliminates some of the homesickness and isolation of living abroad, it also has some downfalls.

April 5, 2015

All in the Family: Are These Allergies or Not?

Is it seasonal allergies or a common cold? Either way, how do you get rid of it?

March 23, 2015

Groovy Osaka: Tips On Buying Electronics In Japan

Japan is known for its electronics but that doesn’t mean buying them is easy.

March 18, 2015

All in the Family: Getting a Master’s Degree in Japan

A master’s degree is absolutely worth the time and money if you are willing to market yourself successfully and make progress in your career.

February 4, 2015

Groovy Osaka: Shabu-Shabu on Your own Terms

A more precise translation could be “swish-swish”

January 24, 2015

Snowfall in Japan

Some common sense tips for dealing with the snowfall in Japan.

January 15, 2015

Groovy Osaka: Ebessan

Despite the confusing nomenclature, all Osakans understand where you want to go and what you want to do if you mention Ebessan.

December 27, 2014

All in the Family: Going Places with Tattoos

Finding a tattoo friendly onsen or gym in Japan is tough but not impossible.

December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays, Not Holiday

Many Japanese people consider the terms Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas the same. If you inquire into what they think…

December 5, 2014

Groovy Osaka: Tis the Season

A night of German Christmas cheer in Osaka, Japan.

November 30, 2014

Groovy Osaka: Understanding the 400th Anniversary of Osaka Castle

Celebrating the historic 400th anniversary of Osaka Castle.

November 16, 2014

Groovy Osaka: Kansai versus Kanto

The age old debate that will never end.

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