Is Gambling Legal in Japan?

October 15, 2019
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The topic of gambling in Japan is taboo—or at least it has been since the early 20th century, when it was officially outlawed in Japan. The tide is turning, however, with the full legalization of gambling and casinos in Japan practically imminent, as of late 2019. That’s the good news, if you’re an avid gambler. […]

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Epilogue: Okinawa

September 14, 2019
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I hadn’t planned to come to Okinawa at all.

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Awaji Free Zone

September 2, 2019
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Apart from Awaji Island, Japan is not a country where I’ve ever seen anything given out for free.

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Is Kobe Worth Visiting?

September 1, 2019
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It was Labor Day weekend, and it definitely felt like the end of summer in Kobe.

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The Japanese Riviera

August 31, 2019
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Exhaustion, when born out of unexpected joy, resembles something very close to ecstasy.

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The Truth About Climbing Fuji

August 30, 2019
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A wise man climbs Fuji once; only a fool climbs it twice

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Côte d’Akihabara

August 29, 2019
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Hours before my scheduled Mario Kart tour, Tokyo reminded me of the serendipity that keeps me coming back here so often.

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Where to See Mt. Fuji

August 20, 2019
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Allow me to start this post by pouring cold water all over you.

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Discover the Magic of the Kumano Kodo

August 13, 2019
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A Kumano Kodo walk offers one of the most satisfying mixes of nature and culture in Japan, but it’s also a Pandora’s Box

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Who Wears the Wings of Japan Best?

August 6, 2019
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Your trip to Japan begins the moment you board a Japanese airline.

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