The World Cosplay Summit in NAGOYA – a Different Kind of Festival
Pop Culture

The World Cosplay Summit in NAGOYA – a Different Kind of Festival

The summer of 2013 welcomed the 11th installation of the World Cosplay Summit held in Nagoya, Japan. With its inception in 2003, the WCS is…

Manga Café
Pop Culture

Manga Café

Manga cafés are places where, for a nominal fee, you get access to a huge number (often thousands) of Japanese manga and can spend some…

Wi-Fi in Japan
Travel Tips

Wi-Fi in Japan

It’s become easier than ever for foreign tourists in Japan to connect to wireless LAN, making it more convenient to get and send info, photos,…

Treat Yourself to a Hakone Weekend Getaway
Luxury

Treat Yourself to a Hakone Weekend Getaway

Hakone is a gorgeous mountainous area in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. Officially classified as a Geopark by UNESCO, Hakone is famous throughout Japan for…

Taste Japan’s Food Culture
Gourmet

Taste Japan’s Food Culture

Whenever in Japan, I find myself obsessed with the cuisine; planning my days, meetings and evenings around finding the very best and eclectic food Japan…

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Heritage

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

The Nebuta Matsuri is a breathtaking and unique festival celebrated in the northern prefecture of Aomori. Held once a year, it features gorgeous, vivid floats…