Kohama island is a beautifully quiet southern remote island of Okinawa, located in the centre of the Yaeyama Islands. A treat to discover, Kohama can be accessed by a twenty minute boat ride from Ishigaki port.
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Green tea, so central to Japanese daily life, actually originated in Northern Kyushu! Below, I present a brief guide to three of Kyushu’s main tea producing regions and their particular types of Japanese green tea.
In this piece, I shine a light on a neighborhood which is rarely mentioned in tourist guidebooks–Asakusabashi, located conveniently only one stop from electronics and otaku mecca, Akihabara, on the JR Sobu line with a subway stop on the Toei Asakusa Line as well for easy access to the Asakusa/Sensoji area and Tokyo Sky Tree.
Although the JLPT has an illusory monopoly on all aspects of certification and assessment concerning Japanese language comprehension, there are TONS of other tests that are still recognized by the Japanese government and businesses alike.
Before moving to Japan, I almost always came on vacation starting in tsuyu/rainy season and for good reason: it’s a cheaper, less busy and still beautiful time to check out Japan!
5 awesome bookstores in Tokyo. In addition, all of these bookstores have something else to offer besides a large selection of Japanese books, whether that be English language press, a tasty cafe, an outside terrace, or an impressive children’s area.
Opened in 1995, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum takes pride in being the only comprehensive public museum representing photography and moving images.
Have you ever considered working in Japan, but are not sure whether the Japanese working culture would suit you? Internships are a nice way of trying out working in Japan for a limited time. Some even come with the chance of a job offer after the internship.