2016 June

Vote For Your Favorite Sanrio Character In This Adorable Curry Election!

Japan just loves to make rankings for every kind of event possible. Whether for songs, artists, manga and anime, characters and even location and food, there is sure to be a ranking list that pops up that features the cream of the crop of each group. The popular brand Sanrio has also made a ranking…

5 Important Words to Learn and Remember for Japanese Summer

With June coming to a close and the summer solstice passing, the official summer in Japan is just getting started! Since Japan has four seasons, the terms that are often used during each period are very different and the summer season, of course, is no exception. If it is your first time in Japan and…

Why Did Japan Join Forces With Germany During World War II?

After President Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima, my heart was warmed to see how much Japan and America’s relationship has grown from bitter enemies to great friends. While there are, of course, hard-liners in both countries that try to continue fanning the flames of hatred, much of the wounds inflicted by histories greatest and most…

Wake up to the Soothing Sound of the Sea at Kamiamakusa’s Hotel Kawacho!

I’m an island girl and the sound of the sea will always bring me peace and comfort, so naturally I jumped at the chance to stay in a hotel built right on the shoreline with views across the bay. Amakusa is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the summer when people flock there to enjoy…

5 Amazing Coffee Shops to Visit in Tokyo’s ”Town of Coffee”!

Kiyosumishirakawa in Tokyo has recently become known as the town of coffee thanks to its abundance of amazing cafes. I would like to introduce you to five cafes in Kiyosumishirakawa that are definitely worth visiting if you are in the area for your daily dose of caffeine. 1. iki ESPRESSO TOKYO ikiespresso.com iki ESPRESSO TOKYO…

Japan’s Favorite Summer Fruit Gets a New Twist With These Popular Dango!

With the summer here in Japan officially making our days a little sweatier thanks to the undeniable mix of humidity and heat, nothing beats a good refresher to cool down even if it’s for just a bit. texas-tiger.net/ But there’s one thing that is never missed during the summer season here in Japan which is…
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