Category Archives: Japan

The Lucky Island September 2015 Events

Name: Hinoemata Kabuki Date: Saturday, September 6, 2015 Area:  Minami Aizu Time: Seating starts at 6pm, performance starts at 7pm Price: 1,000 for day-trip people; free for those staying in hotels in the town Address: 〒967-0521 福島県 南会津郡檜枝岐村 字居平 Details: … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kawanakajima in Yonezawa City– or How I Spent my GW

Japan is a country rich with a storied history. One of the most famous periods of Japanese history is the Sengoku period (戦国時代) or the Warring States Period. The Sengoku Period lasted from 1467 until 1603, when Japan’s political powers … Continue reading

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Let the 2015 Hiking Season Commence~!

Spring is in the air! And despite Japan’s claims of it’s four unique seasons… we all know thtat spring lasts all of a month before the bugs and the humidity and the heat of summer is upon us. Let’s make … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture — Judo

Judo is a sport that is recognized worldwide as quintessentially Japanese. It has been an Olympic sport starting with the Tokyo 1965 games, and is practiced in many countries all over the world. It is also commonly taught in schools … Continue reading

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Art and Tradition: JETs Practicing Japanese Culture: Taiko Drumming

One of the coolest Japanese instruments has got to be the taiko drum. Just watching a group of taiko players leaping around hitting drums in unison is an amazing experience in and of itself, but some of our local Fukushima … Continue reading

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