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Japan invites you.

There are few countries and cultures that have had an effect on the entire world. Sure there are the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese and the Europeans during the age of exploration and colonization; but these … Continue reading

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I took Mother Nature to Japan

I grew up with Mother Nature. Well, maybe not THE Mother Nature, but it sure seemed like my mother was – and continues to be – some corporeal manifestation of Mother Nature. As a kid growing up in the countryside … Continue reading

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Fun Fact about Tokyo

When you hail a taxi in Tokyo, be careful not to reach for the door handle to get in. You might get a surprise because the left back door opens and closes automatically. That’s one of the quirks of taxis … Continue reading

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Would you eat sushi for breakfast?

Would you eat sushi for breakfast? Before you answer that question, allow me to set the scene for you… Wake up early – 6 a.m. early – and travel by train and subway to the Tokyo Fish Market. Walk past … Continue reading

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The secret powers of time

A Land of Contrasts The more time I spent there, the more I realized why this phrase is most often associated with Japan. Contrasts are evident everywhere you look. Accommodation, transportation, food and fashion – what is old and traditional … Continue reading

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The #1 reason you are never a stranger in Japan

My biggest FEAR on my first visit to Japan was this … I don’t speak the language and have absolutely no idea what a Japanese sign … any sign … is trying to say to me. Would I get totally … Continue reading

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Cherry blossom forecasts weather change in Japan

By Yoko Nishikawa and Hyun Oh TOKYO | Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:15pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters Life!) – Japan’s countdown to spring traditionally began with a government announcement on when the cherry blossom season will start, but this year, the … Continue reading

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