Writer: Jackson Lee

Jackson is a Hong-Kong born Canadian loving and living in Japan. His passions are karaoke, ramen (tonkotsu) and Doraemon. Why Doraemon? The story of a futuristic robot cat bringing gadgets from the future to make the mundane life more interesting was a huge part of his childhood and a pillar of his imagination. Finally he got to live in Doraemon's world! Well, Doraemon isn’t real but here he is now, and he loves it.

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Jirokei Ramen – Winning by Size

Jirokei Ramen, a genre of the Japanese ramen that many fans of noodles are addicted to. Many foreign visitors might have seen it and been intrigued by it without knowing its name or the fact that it is a genre of ramen. So what is Jirokei Ramen about that makes it unique and impressive? Let’s explore it together.

5 Reasons to Travel in Japan by Rental Car

My friends and relatives visiting Japan always ask me this one question before visiting: should I rent a car? It really depends on which part of Japan you are visiting, but in general, unless you are visiting a major city like Tokyo and Osaka and planning to stay in the city throughout your trip, there are many benefits to having a car to travel in when you are here.

Michelin 1 Star Tantanmen – Nakiryu Ramen

These are delicacies that are way beyond what I can afford, and even if I can, I would rather go for my favourite bowl of ramen instead for much cheaper. So when a friend told me about the Michelin 1 star ramen restaurants in Japan, specifically in Tokyo, I thought that I have no excuses not to try it the next time I was in the area. Nakiryu ramen, famous for the tantanmen was my next destination.

Dodgeball – Japanese Style

Now that I am teaching in Japan, dodgeball is one of the most popular pass times during recess, and I play dodgeball with my students as often as I can (but only limited to elementary school kids excluding Gr.6 boys). What I didn’t know at first and surprised me was how different the rules are in Japan…What do you mean we are going outside? Why is he standing outside the court?

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