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The Book of Tea

For anyone enamored by the Asian mystique, and seeking to quench a thirst and hunger for deeper understanding, The Book of Tea is an excellent quick relief, if not an exquisite appetizer. The book is an interesting narrative, written in

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Posted in BooknooK

Okinawa World

Also known as the ‘Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo’, Okinawa World is a touristy theme park that features Okinawan culture and nature. The main attractions are: 1) Gyokusendo Cave – the longest (5kms) cave in the south of Okinawa island, and Japan’s

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Posted in Japan

Conquering Japan’s Highest

Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most prominent mountain, is best viewed and looks more majestic from a distance on a clear and cloudless morning. Although this iconic mountain attracts hundreds of thousands of climbers each year, I didn’t see the appeal of

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Posted in Japan, Stories on the Road

Doll Festival

Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) is celebrated in Japan on March 3rd. It is also called Girls Day, or Peach Festival (Momo no Sekku). As early as February, people display a set of ornamental dolls in public places and in homes

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Posted in KidsKorner

Japan Captures Global Audience

Do you really know the people of Japan? There is so much to discover about the country and its people. The clip below gives you a front row view of its culture and tradition, and an up-close-and-personal encounter of its

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