Monthly Archives: May 2016

If you've ever been to Japan, was there a time where you needed to use a taxi to get from one place to another? Taking a taxi is one of the most used forms of transportation in Japan and you probably have heard of many things about the taxis...

Japan has a long history of warfare. One of its popular weapons is the sword which wasn't only used in war but also regarded as an object of faith or symbol of power. Since then, so many techniques of making swords were introduced in the country. Many of these...

Naoshima is an island known for its contemporary art museums. Its beauty draws many tourists which helps support the country's local economy. If you're planning to visit the beautiful art island of Naoshima, you can lodge in these three affordable places which are accessible to many of the island's...

In the chic district of Daikanyama, independent designer boutiques and quaint cafés and bakeries line the streets. It seems like there is nothing more to do than shop and have brunch but just as there always is another side to a story, there is more to Daikanyama than meets...

Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido, is one of the first places to visit for many tourists venturing to the northern island of Japan. Sapporo is translated as “dry, great river” in the language of the indigenous Ainu people and is famous for its beautiful culture and traditional heritage....

If you're a foreigner living in Japan, the language barrier is an obvious and difficult obstacle that you will come across. Even if you have been here for years and have studied at a Japanese language school or even went to University or College, there will always be a...

In English, we "put on" just about everything. We put on our hats. We put on our pants. We put on our glasses and shirts and jewelry. All of this "putting on" can make getting dressed in English a little boring. Getting dressed in Japanese, on the other hand,...

Sweet potatoes are a staple starch in many cuisines across Asia and are more commonly known as yams in the Americas. They were and are still a cheap and nutritious source of carbohydrates that is also packed with vitamins and minerals, which explains its origins as a staple food...

Tokyo, the metropolitan capital of Japan, houses a cornucopia of cuisines from around the world. You name it you’ve got it: Russian, Thai, Brazilian, Belgian… and of course Peruvian! Peruvian cuisine is meat, starch, legume, and spice heavy and has roots that originate from the indigenous peoples including the...

There are many girls all over the world that are familiar with the girl with long, pig-tailed, blonde hair sporting a skimpy sailor-like uniform that loves to pose along with her equally-coordinated friends by her side. But really, who hasn't heard of the amazing, wonderfully talented Sailor Moon?! Sailor Moon's...

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