More Duty-Free items in Japan
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More Duty-Free items in Japan

From October 1, 2014, certain items originally subject to tax, such as food items, beverages, medicine, cosmetic goods, etc., will gain exempt status. These newly…

Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor
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Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor

Below memoir is written by David Reed, a son of a holocaust survivor Sonia Reed who had escaped from Europe with help from a Japanese…

“No Tears” Tokyo Subway Navigation
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“No Tears” Tokyo Subway Navigation

A great new free app called “Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists”, available to anyone with a smart phone, now makes it a breeze for sightseers…

New Unlimited Ride Tokyo Subway Ticket
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New Unlimited Ride Tokyo Subway Ticket

Rejoice, tourists to Tokyo! There is a new Tokyo Subway Ticket available to domestic and international visitors costing only 800 yen (approximately $8) that allows…

Japan Connected – Easy Wi-Fi!
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Japan Connected – Easy Wi-Fi!

There’s a new app that can be downloaded free and lets you connect (free) to Wi-Fi networks at approximately 16,000 access points throughout Japan, including…

Transportation to Major Cruise Ports
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Transportation to Major Cruise Ports

Getting to the ports of Yokohama, Tokyo (Harumi) and Kobe from nearby airports and downtown areas is easy and convenient. Airport shuttles, taxis and limos…