2019 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing

2019 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing

One of Japan’s main attractions is its cherry blossom, or sakura, season in the spring.  People from all over the globe visit the country to witness the beauty of the white or pink trees.  There are over 100 varieties of…

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Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Lover’s Dream?

Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Lover’s …

On Valentine’s Day in the U.S., it is popular for couples to give each other thoughtful gifts, flowers, candy and cards at a romantic dinner.  This is not the same on Valentine’s Day in Japan but it is a unique…

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Setsubun Festival in Japan
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Setsubun Festival in Japan

According to the lunar calendar, February 3rd traditionally marks the start of spring in Japan.  A festival called Setsuban, which means seasonal division, is celebrated each year.  It is filled with many traditions to welcome the new season.  Mamemaki People…

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Black & Abroad

Black & Abroad

I’ve always had a love for traveling.  I think I caught the bug when I was around 10 years old.  The idea of exploring a new place and embracing the culture of the people that live there, still excites me.…

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The Unexpected
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The Unexpected

When I first considered moving to Japan, I had some thoughts about what it would be like.  Since the Japanese are known to be advanced in technology, I thought I would see nothing but robots roaming the streets and running…

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