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Around the world, the name Toyota (豊田) is most commonly associated with the wildly famous brand of cars. However, did you know that the car shares its name with a city in Aichi prefecture (愛知県) in central Japan? The birthplace of Toyota cars, the city actually changed its name...

LEGOLAND Japan, the most awaited attraction for children, is going to open this coming April 1, 2017 in Nagoya (名古屋). Its specially designed train has already started its service on the Nagoya Rinkai Rapid Transit's Aonami Line (名古屋臨海高速鉄道あおなみ線) since March 27, 2017. The theme park is a place where...

I feel like having a slow breakfast in Japan has become a luxury because of how busy people are and how early mornings start. I completely understand that every second of sleep is more valuable than making time to get a good breakfast for a lot of people. But...

In Japan, there are many things considered to be auspicious or bodes well of which one of the most common and popular ones would have to be the maneki-neko (招き猫) which literally means "beckoning cat." The maneki-neko features a standing cat with one of its front legs raised like...

Armored knights have assembled. The noble samurai battle is commencing. The main stronghold is under siege. Have you marked your calendars to witness this annual event? The World Samurai Summit 2016 is a two-day event set to happen on November 19 and 20, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at Nagakute City...

There's a new restaurant that popped up in Nagoya City that caught my eye because it serves something a bit different. It's something you definitely don't see in the western world and that might be because people aren't used to seeing it as food, and eating this animal might...

Many who venture to Japan will, of course, visit the Ghibli museum in Tokyo. For any fan, it truly is a magical place that allows you to enter the world of Ghibli like never before. However, this is not the only place in Japan to get that Ghibli fix you...

Japan boasts a number of attractions for both the young and the young at heart. But of course, we all know that the popular ones that first come to mind in Japan are Disney Resort, Universal Studios in Osaka, and Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi. No doubt that all thrill-seeking...

Japan is the land of foodies - with a variety of ethnic cuisines available almost everywhere. For a country that literally has dozens of kit kat flavors alone and 'mash ups' of everything - from cheesecake in a crepe, rice inside an omelette and even curry bread, it...

Japan has been no stranger to strange and creative food ideas. In the spring, McDonald's Japan served plum seasoned sakura fries and the Sakura McFizz. However, most of these interesting food creations by McDonalds are mainly savory foods made readily available in all of their outlets. It is rare...

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