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Go! Go! Nihon offers study trips across Japan, combining classes with handpicked activities to help immerse you in Japanese culture.
Japanese Love hotels are in/famous depending on either your view or your experience, but if you're yet to try one - the wonderfully sarcastic Chris Boyd (aka Abroad in Japan) takes you on a guided tour. This isn't just any old love hotel though […]
We've seen the dressed-up-dogs, the motorcycle-riding cats and the rabbits in hats - we know that Japan takes pets to a new level. This guy has a much more chilled version though.... Tsukishima local Hisao Mitani (63) has been taking his pet […]
Nobody likes cockroaches—especially humanoid-cockroaches with incredible strength, like the ones from popular 2006 anime, Terra Formars. So, to demonstrate their amazing roach traps, EarthChemical teamed up with the anime program to size up […]
It seems as though nothing is going right for the Tokyo Olympics. First, the building plans for the new Olympic stadium were scraped in early July due to its costly price tag (approx. 250 billion yen). Now the logo is being tossed after concerns […]
Ever wanted someone to do a really small job for you but you were afraid or too embarrassed to ask? There's a service for that in Japan and it's called Coconala. If you're familiar with the English language-service Fiverr, then you'll have a […]
Tokyo is a treasure chest of free entertainment for families with small children and far more green and imaginative than you would expect from a concrete jungle. Luckily you are not alone in trying to locate all these hidden gems as a new […]
When I was about 16, I wanted to play guitar in a hardcore band. After explaining this new found dream to my loving and supportive parents, they bought me an Ibanez Iceman. About three months and two chords later it was sitting in the corner […]
One of the downsides of living in Japan is not getting a slice of American pizza. It’s not that Japan doesn’t have pizza; it is just that most pizza in Japan is terrible, the stuffed crust of nightmares and there is a lot of mushroom for […]
We've all been there. You're in a karaoke booth having a good time with your friends, mumbling incoherently to Korean pop bands while chugging your seventh can of Fanta Melon Pop. Suddenly you double-take at the clock and have to interrupt your […]