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Tokyo Movie Meet-up: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation

After a long time, I could finally make it to another movie meet-up, thus saving the latest Mission Impossible flic…

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Naoshima – Island of Art

A while ago, I posted about the 007 Museum in Naoshima. Of course it’s not the only tourist attraction on…

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Aozora – Free ebooks in Japanese language

In order to become fluent in Japanese and reach the level of a native speaker, you have to leave the…

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Tokyo German Village – Winter Illumination

Tokyo German Village is a park in Chiba, located about two hours from central Tokyo. The park offers facilities for…

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Taking the Highway Bus in Japan

Trains in Japan are excellent but pricy, especially long distance ones. If you are lucky enough to stay in the…

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Omnibot: The wonderful world of Tomy’s Robots

Just like any other kid, I liked toy stores. One German toy store called “Spielwahn” in particular seemed magic to…

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Art Aquarium in Fukuoka

Over 2.5 million visitors across Japan have seen the special exhibition Art Aquarium which features goldfishes in small and big…

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Space Station Osaka: A Gaming Bar

A while ago I stayed in Osaka for New Year’s and was unsure where to spend the evening. So I…

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Japan’s 007 Museum in Naoshima

The 23rd James Bond is out and again is not set in Naoshima. Naoshima is a small Japanese island between…

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Visiting Tokyo’s Giant Tunnel System – Water Discharge Tunnel

“Sairyu no Kawa” is one of the world’s largest underground discharge channel systems and is sometimes compared with a cathedral…

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