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Whether you end up taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or kipping down in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised. Somewhere between the elegant formality of Japanese manners and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitised shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan.

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Photos: 9 weeks in Nippon

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 | By thomasz | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tokyo

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 | By caessar_aug | Photo Gallery

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Original Japanese Haiku Poems About My Trip so Far

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 | By nickyb | Views [128]

 23/06 Hiroshima bound Traveling though the forests Adventures await.    23/06 Walking though the rain  Beautiful streets of Japan  Tell me your secrets.    Your souls rest in peace ... Read more >

Tags: city, fukuoka, hiroshima, japan, kaiku, poems, travel

Photos: Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kyoto and Tokyo

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 | By nickyb | Photo Gallery

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Cherry Blossom Daze - Springtime in Japan

Sat, 2 Jul 2016 | By gemma_laing | Views [209]

I had spent many days pondering what it might be like. Crazy, funky, cool? Weird...that's probably the best word I can use to describe Japan.  An eclectic contrast between modern concepts and traditional customs. People say you have to ... Read more >

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 | By hannap | Photo Gallery

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Behind The Plastic Curtain - Authentic Street-side Dining in Japan.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [1227]

Identified by their plastic curtains, simple, single line stool- to-counter seating plans, and street-side locations; semi-outside ramen bars are a symbol of fast food dining in Japan, and an absolute must-have experience for anyone visiting the country ... Read more >

Tags: dining, experience, food, japan, ramen, street food

Just a Rainy Sunday in Osaka...

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [178]

It's Sunday evening - the second official Sunday of this year's rainy season  in Japan ,and I'm currently sat on my balcony listening to the rain crash down onto the streets surrounding my apartment building.    At lunchtime today, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, everyday life, japan, osaka, rainy season, relaxation

Revenge of the Projects

Tue, 24 May 2016 | By kakimono | Views [127]

I haven't mentioned it in a while, so I bet you forgot about the projects that we had to do for class, didn't you? Yeah, me too… A few weeks ago, there had been a takoyaki party at CET, with a lot of roommates and CET+ plus Japanese people ... Read more >

Tags: authors, japanese, literature, projects, survey

Burgers in Osaka

Sat, 7 May 2016 | By kakimono | Views [127]

Although I would never want to be one of those people who goes to a country and only ever eats at McDonalds, I see nothing wrong with occasionally wanting a literal taste of familiarity. In Paris, this took the form of a Friday routine of getting a ... Read more >

Tags: burger, cafe, food, fries, reading

Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting

Thu, 5 May 2016 | By kakimono | Views [107]

Sunday we were supposed to leave the house around 8:30 for karate class. So I got up at 7:30, which had the perk that it meant the bread I got for breakfast was still warm. Other than that, there wasn't much of a difference between getting up at 7:30 ... Read more >

Tags: exercise, host family, karate

Everybody Needs a Break

Tue, 3 May 2016 | By kakimono | Views [163]

Saturday, I got confirmation that the children woke up early when I woke up to the sounds of little feet running around the house. I checked the time, debated whether or not it was worth getting up this early and decided it wasn't. Two hours later, ... Read more >

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Meeting My Host Family

Mon, 2 May 2016 | By kakimono | Views [191]

Do to a miscommunication, we ended up showing up to the place to meet with our host families at the same time our host families were arriving. This was a mistake, because they were supposed to have a brief orientation before meeting us. So they went ... Read more >

Tags: beds, food, host family, jangken, sleep schedules

Making Friends like in Elementary School

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 | By kakimono | Views [111]

Before class began on Friday, Dan asked me if I’d gotten an omiyage (literally “souvenir,” more generally, gift) for my host family this weekend. Which stole the exact question I’d intended to ask him, simply because the program ... Read more >

Tags: children, crafts, omiyage, oni games, self-introductions


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 | By kakimono | Views [157]

Technically the theme of chapter seven was “Japanese pop culture,” but in reality, onomatopoeia would have been a better descriptor. Because that's what the reading, dialogue, and large amounts of homework focused on. This might seem ... Read more >

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