Best of Japan—Favorite Tokyo Street Scene

Nothing says, “Welcome to Tokyo!” better than the Shibuya Crossing. The neighborhood of Shibuya is known for shopping, fashion and nightlife. At this particular intersection, […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Historical Site

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial stands as a solemn reminder of the devastation of war. There is very little I can say about visiting this site […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Place in Japan

When I arrived in Kusatsu I was immediately drawn to the little, historical Japanese town. It had charming traditional wooden buildings which surrounding the hot […]

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Happy International Women’s day!

I have so many inspirational women in my life. I always think of my mother and sisters and their strength and character, but I also […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Unbelievable Find

  Yes, that price tag for ONE cantaloupe is correct! It’s ¥32,400 or about $293.54! Besides the cantaloupes there were $21 apples and $18 six-pack strawberries. The Sembikiya family of Japan,claims that they began the […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Picture

Trending now in Japan are young people dressing in colorful Japanese Kimono and Yukata. These beautiful girls embody the current fashion of putting aside western […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Tourist Site

Kyoto is an old traditional Japanese town which was largely left intact after the bombing of WWII. The town has preserved many wooden buildings and […]

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Japan—Clean and Efficient

A friend texted and asked me to say just one thing about Japan. Since I was forced to pick one thing, naturally I chose two; […]

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I ♥ trains in Japan!

I’m in love with the Japanese train system. I’m infatuated because despite the fact that I can’t read or recognize even one Japanese character, I […]

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Picture it; Sicily…

When I worked the late shift at the Children’s Hospital of Chicago, I usually got home around 1 AM. To unwind, I watched an episode […]

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