Flying from Phoenix to Japan? Part 1

Japan Immigration 2022 Regulations

The cost of flying to Japan is no longer just the price of a plane ticket. You also have to deal with getting a certification that you are free of Cov...

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Kofun Tombs: Are they pointless?

Osaka Daisen Kofun

Between the 3rd and 7th century AD, thousands of earth mound tombs (Kofun 古墳) were constructed as tombs for leaders ranging from local areas to those ...

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Ancient Japanese Genomics

Japanese History
Ancient Japanese Genomics From Science Advances

Prehistoric Japan underwent rapid transformations in the past 3000 years, first from foraging to wet rice farming and then to state formation. A long-...

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Itokawa Guest House

Itokawa Guest House
Yatai Event

Itokawa Guest House is a popular economical place for people wishing to spend a day or longer in Matsuzaki. Having a large communal room and kitchen, ...

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Folk Tales: Creation of Izu

Izu Old Folk Tales
Izu Folk Tales Map

The story begins a long, long time ago on what was just another day. At this time, the Izu Peninsula did not exist, so when the god of Mount Fuji look...

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Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum

Izu-Chohachi Art Museum
A Chohachi Dragon located in Shunnjo-in Temple

The Izu-no-Chohachi museum features the art of a locally born commoner who gained much fame during the early 18th century. The media he used in his ar...

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Covid 19: Japan Entry Policies

Narita Airport
empty flight to japan

I just purchased a plane ticket for Japan leaving on the 9th of April (2021). This will be the third time that I have attempted to get back to Japan s...

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If you are ever in a situation where the conversation is lagging, you can always liven it up by stating that you have just found the best place in Jap...

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Kuwa: Japanese Supplement

Cup of Kuwa White Mulberry Tea

White mulberry has played a central role in the cultivation of silkworms that fed exclusively on Kuwa for their diet. Less known is the fact that whit...

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