2016 July

First-Time English Assistant Language Teacher in Japan? Here are 5 Things You Should Know!

More and more people are planning long-term overseas experiences in Japan that involve teaching English as their vehicle. After speaking with a current Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), it inspired me to share some of the valuable lessons she’s learned along the way, which might help others embarking on the same journey. Although experiences may vary,…

Interested in Japanese Fashion? Get to Know 3 Popular ’90s Fashion Trends in Tokyo!

There are countless numbers of fashion trends in Japan which followed an ever-changing time. Many of these originally came from Tokyo which is the undisputed heart and soul of fashion of the country. Some of them became popular, while others were instantly gone. To know more about Tokyo’s ’90s fashion, here are three of the…

Wander Around the Charming Castle Town of Odawara – Just a Train Ride From Tokyo!

Odawara is attracting more visitors by re-opening Odawara Castle which recently renovated its viewing room. Located in the southwest of Kanagawa prefecture, Odawara has been playing a vital role since the Sengoku era (1493-1590). Due to the unique geographic nature, it was valued as a fortress and a gateway to Kyoto, especially during the Edo…

Become a Cup Noodle and More at Yomiuriland’s Newest Expansion!

Established in 1964, Yomiuriland is a long-running Japanese amusement park located on the hillside of Tokyo. The park is operated by Yomiuri group, the respective owner of Yomiuri Giants and Yomiuri Shimbun. While constantly overshadowed by the juggernaut that is Tokyo Disney Resort, Yomiuriland still maintains its fair share of customers mostly due to their…

Drawing on City Walls: Is Japanese Street Art Thriving?

Street art is often viewed with negative connotations from Japan’s traditional side. As a country known for order and cleanliness, conforming to street art is a big no-no. Compared to other countries, the street art in Japan is less developed due to the country’s conformist culture. This is why so many local enthusiasts are extending…
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