Rumors and stereotypes abound about the island nation of Japan. To cut through all the misinformation out there, here are a 5 tips for that initial social contact I have compiled for the prospective visitor. This article is based on my own personal...
Non-teaching jobs for foreigners are rare in Japan, but there are some opportunities outside of ESL. Get experience with Japanese to English translation and other work by applying to be a CIR.
Traveling alone in Japan provides much more flexibility than a tour group, you get to see what you want to see, for as long as you want!
The island nation of Japan lies off the east coast of the Asian continent.It consists of five major island; Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa, Honshu being the largest. In addition, there are more than 6800 other islands of many...
On the 3rd Saturday of every August, Kawanishi and Ikeda gather at the banks of the Inagawa River for a night of summer festivities and fireworks. Will the weekend's rain and thunder ruin the event?
The Instant Ramen Museum is a fun day for all in Ikeda, Japan. It's surprisingly interactive and even has a "Hands-On Workshop" where anyone can make his or her own pack of instant ramen.
Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is a tiny abandoned island near Nagasaki. It shot to international fame after it was featured in the Bond film, Skyfall.
Ikeda Castle was once the site of a mighty hilltop fortress that stood during Japan's Feudal Era. Today, it is a smaller reconstruction, part of a beautiful, peaceful park: Shiroato Koen.
Japan, beautiful, exotic, but yet occasionally deadly. Venomous snakes, poisonous spiders, and a multitude of biting and stinging insects with deadly diseases make Japan their home.
Most visitors to Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, don’t go beyond the shores of the namesake island. However, Okinawa prefecture is far flung and includes islands that are strung out across almost 600 kilometers of ocean. Okinawa island...