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The Truth About Go! Go! Nihon

January 10, 2021
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While I can’t say that Go! Go! Nihon is perfect or even necessarily right for you, I can say with 100% certainty that it works.

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How to Join Me in Japan This Year

January 1, 2021
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I won’t be at ease until everyone who wants to enter Japan is able to do so once again.

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Plan Your Trip to Japan in 2022

December 3, 2020
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In 2022, a trip to Japan will be a better idea than ever before.

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What Can You Win When You Play Pachinko?

December 3, 2020
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What, precisely, can a good pachinko game (or a dozen of them) earn you, and is it worth the trouble of learning how to play?

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Where to Hit the Beach Near Tokyo

December 2, 2020
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When it comes to beaches near Tokyo, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

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What to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics

December 2, 2020
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The Tokyo Olympics will present the same alluring blend of past, present and future that the best trips to Japan do. 

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Can You See Hiroshima on a Day Trip?

December 1, 2020
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Hiroshima is one of Japan’s best-known destinations, yet it often seems to be an afterthought.

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Should You Visit Japan in July?

December 1, 2020
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If you’ve never considered a visit to Japan in July, 2021 might be the year that changes your mind.

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A Guide to Retail Therapy in Japan

December 1, 2020
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The topic of what to buy in Japan can be nebulous.

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The Covid-19 Vaccine and Travel to Japan

November 23, 2020
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Might a shot in the arm be your golden ticket back into Japan? 

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The Secret to Getting Yen in Japan

October 29, 2020
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Without a pocket full of yen in this surprisingly cash-centric country, you simply won’t get very far.

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Which Japanese Castle Will You Like Best?

October 29, 2020
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Castles (and castle towns) make great touchstones for any trip to Japan, no matter where in the country you are or how many times you’ve been.

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Introducing the Osaka 2025 World Expo

October 29, 2020
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The Osaka World Expo might seem far away, but 2025 will be here before you know it!

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Should You Visit Japan in January?

October 29, 2020
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Visiting Japan in January is an uncommon travel strategy, but one that will almost certainly bear fruit.

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Is Okinawa Worth Visiting?

October 23, 2020
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This might seem like a strange question, I concede.

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Pachinko’s Perculiarities

October 23, 2020
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The game of pachinko was first introduced in 1920, after which it spread rapidly throughout Japan.

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