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Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…

Kawaii dessert places to visit in Tokyo

A lot of people come to Tokyo with the expectations of the streets being filled with everything “kawaii”. Though they aren’t wrong with kawaii things – from food, to desserts, and shops, being almost everywhere, here’s a list of my favorite kawaii dessert cafe you should try visiting while your stay in Tokyo. 1. MR. FRIENDLY…

How to Avoid Culture Shock While Living in Japan

Culture shock is an inevitable topic amongst expats in Japan. Inevitable social misinputs and missed social cues can wear anyone down. After the novelty of being surrounded by the Japanese language wears off, some people find themselves socially isolated and functionally limited because of their lack of Japanese ability. Having to go through an awkward…

Harry Potter game in Pókemon GO’s style will be released tomorrow! What else?!

One of the hottest news in June 2019 for fans of Niantic developer’s games is the Pókemon-GO-style Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be released tomorrow (21/06/2019)!!! Predicted to create addictive craze like Pókemon-GO has ever achieved, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will also attract more players who have not played any game of Niantic, thanks to…

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Harry Potter game in Pókemon GO’s style will be released tomorrow! What else?!

One of the hottest news in June 2019 for fans of Niantic developer’s games is the Pókemon-GO-style Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be released tomorrow (21/06/2019)!!! Predicted to create addictive craze like Pókemon-GO has ever achieved, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will also attract more players who have not played any game of Niantic, thanks to…

Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…

Monkey Around at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When I travel I’d rather visit the more unique places of wherever I’m at. The more adventurous, and ‘out there’ the better. I want to see and experience things that I wouldn’t be able to find back home in the United States. So, when I went to Kyoto this past weekend the Iwatayama Monkey Park…

Explore the Beauty of Tokyo’s Hydrangea Festival

When summer comes to Japan, you can tell by the start of the rainy season and rising temperatures. But with more rain means the start of the blooming season for many flowers, and in Bunkyo city in Tokyo, the blooming season of hydrangea flowers is celebrated with the Hydrangea Festival, Ajisai Matsuri. This festival is…

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How to Avoid Culture Shock While Living in Japan

Culture shock is an inevitable topic amongst expats in Japan. Inevitable social misinputs and missed social cues can wear anyone down. After the novelty of being surrounded by the Japanese language wears off, some people find themselves socially isolated and functionally limited because of their lack of Japanese ability. Having to go through an awkward…

Kawaii dessert places to visit in Tokyo

A lot of people come to Tokyo with the expectations of the streets being filled with everything “kawaii”. Though they aren’t wrong with kawaii things – from food, to desserts, and shops, being almost everywhere, here’s a list of my favorite kawaii dessert cafe you should try visiting while your stay in Tokyo. 1. MR. FRIENDLY…

Eating in Japan – What To Expect

If you visit Japan for a prolonged amount of time or plan to come here to live permanently, you might face some shifts in what you are eating. When you think of a Japanese cuisine you think rice, sushi, ramen, noodles, miso soup, tempura, and more. It is no surprise that when you come to…

Getting Over the Language Barrier

Before I left on my two month trip to Japan the #1 question I got from people back home was, “do you speak any Japanese?”. No, unfortunately, I do not. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from taking an opportunity to work abroad. I tried to prepare by using language learning apps,…

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Harry Potter game in Pókemon GO’s style will be released tomorrow! What else?!

One of the hottest news in June 2019 for fans of Niantic developer’s games is the Pókemon-GO-style Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be released tomorrow (21/06/2019)!!! Predicted to create addictive craze like Pókemon-GO has ever achieved, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will also attract more players who have not played any game of Niantic, thanks to…

The Turmoil Of Japanese Consumer Electronics

Japan has been the synonym for technology and manufacturer of cutting edge electronic products for many decades. They pioneered consumer-based electronic products. Japanese Electronic Industry in itself is an inspiration for many countries to focus on the technological development of their country. Howbeit, recently this industry is struggling in the market to maintain its sustainable…
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Additional Government Measures Concerning New Foreign Workers 2019

On June 10th the government held a meeting with relevant ministries and agencies on the issue of accepting new foreign workers and indicated additional measures for improving the working environment. The main concern is avoiding the urban areas concentration of people with the new status of residence ‘category 1 specified skills’ which began this April.…

70,000+ Hospitalized and 138 Deaths: The New Japanese Summer

Japanese summers have always been notorious for being excruciatingly hot and humid. Considering summer vacations tend to be very long and thus the months from June to September are considered peak season, the weather is one of the things foreign visitors have to understand before visiting Japan. The fact that one is getting beach weather…

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How to Avoid Culture Shock While Living in Japan

Culture shock is an inevitable topic amongst expats in Japan. Inevitable social misinputs and missed social cues can wear anyone down. After the novelty of being surrounded by the Japanese language wears off, some people find themselves socially isolated and functionally limited because of their lack of Japanese ability. Having to go through an awkward…

Getting Over the Language Barrier

Before I left on my two month trip to Japan the #1 question I got from people back home was, “do you speak any Japanese?”. No, unfortunately, I do not. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from taking an opportunity to work abroad. I tried to prepare by using language learning apps,…

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Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…
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3 Must Visit Doughnut Shops in Tokyo

Doughnuts are the perfect dessert, whether it’s after a meal or as a snack. Whether you are wandering around Tokyo as a tourist or taking a lunch break from work, these doughnut shops are perfect places to drop by. Not only do these doughnuts taste delicious, but they are also adorable and aesthetically pleasing, making…

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Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…
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3 Must Visit Doughnut Shops in Tokyo

Doughnuts are the perfect dessert, whether it’s after a meal or as a snack. Whether you are wandering around Tokyo as a tourist or taking a lunch break from work, these doughnut shops are perfect places to drop by. Not only do these doughnuts taste delicious, but they are also adorable and aesthetically pleasing, making…

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Monkey Around at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When I travel I’d rather visit the more unique places of wherever I’m at. The more adventurous, and ‘out there’ the better. I want to see and experience things that I wouldn’t be able to find back home in the United States. So, when I went to Kyoto this past weekend the Iwatayama Monkey Park…
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Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

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Love the unique and quirky? Check out these 3 unusual hot springs in Japan!

When in Japan, many people will seek relaxation and relief at the numerous onsens located nationwide especially after a long day of traveling and sightseeing. However, have you become bored with the “norm” where the hot springs either look similar or boast of almost identical health effects? If you are the type who wants to…
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Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition to Visit in Osaka

With the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura, the series experienced a “rebirth”. A new manga serialization and anime series were announced, and many merchandise were released, such as figures, ichiban kuji and even café collaborations. It seems like Cardcaptor Sakura is everywhere again these days. And it’s not even surprising why Cardcaptor Sakura is still…