Animal Cafés

Animal Cafés

Have you heard about the different animal cafés Japan is known for? You can eat, drink and play with animals all in one place. Since the first cat café opened, other animals have become popular. There are cafés for: •Dogs…

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Japanese Hanko: Personal Stamps & Seals
Tokyo

Japanese Hanko: Personal Stamps & Seals

In the U.S., and most other countries, a signature is all that is needed to complete official documents.  In some parts of Asia, including Japan, personal stamps called hanko are used instead.  Hanko can be made from wood, silver, and…

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Journey to Japan
Tokyo

Journey to Japan

August 5th started my second year living in Japan and I can’t believe how fast the time passed!  I still get asked about how I ended up in Tokyo in the first place so I decided to write this post…

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