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Monthly Archive:2014/05

Cycling at Onomichi

Summer season is not as friendly as spring and fall in Japan. Despite the excruciating heat and humidity, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences last summer – cycling adventure at Hiroshima.…

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How to Process Japanese Visa for Commercial Purposes

Planning to visit Japan for commercial purposes? I want to share with you about how to apply or the process of getting a Japanese Visa for any commercial purposes in the Philippines. This may sound a boring post, but this is important to me and might be important with some of you too.…

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Washiki : Japanese Squat-type Toilet

It was the summer of 2006 when I and my classmates at AOTS Training Center went on a study tour as a part of our Japanese training.  We went to Miyajima Island and stayed at one of their traditional Japanese hotels.…

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Odaiba Trip : Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Talking about Tokyo, I could think of tall buildings, high bridges, and a well-developed City. That is what comes out of my mind before I went to Japan. When I was in Japan, we had our trip to Tokyo and we visited some of the famous places there and I could say, Tokyo is not just about the tall buildings, it is rather one of the wonderful places to visit for sightseeing or adventure.…

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All You Can Eat Tamago Kake Gohan For 300 Yen!

T.K.G. (Raw Egg on Rice) You know already what’s TKG, right? If not yet, check out my post here about Tamago Kake Gohan. Two years ago, I saw this TV program featuring a place that serves all you can eat Tamago Kake Gohan for 300 yen (about $3)! …

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Tosa Jiro: The Premium Egg

Lunch meal filled with Kochi local produce During our company trip in 2010, we had a lunch in a Japanese restaurant that mainly offers seafood dishes. We were served with extravagant line-up of sashimi, soup with half-piece of a huge lobster, deep-fried shrimps and vegetables, and katsuo tataki (bonito fish where the outer part is grilled in high temperature), for which the Kochi City is well-known.…

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Tamago Kake Gohan, or simply T.K.G. (Egg Over Rice)

Tamago Kake Gohan (T.K.G) Tamago Kake Gohan, T.K.G. in short, is a popular, very simple Japanese meal. “Tamago” is the Japanese word for egg, while “Kake” is derived from the verb “kakeru” means to pour something over and “Gohan” for cooked rice.…

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Into the Virtual World: Visiting Real-World Anime and Video Game Locations

Ever been fascinated with the sometimes too-good-to-be-true places you see in Japanese video games and anime? Ever wondered if the places are true so you can visit them to feel what it’s like to be there? Well, how about I tell you that some of them do really exist?…

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Japanese Monkey (Part2), and Pheasant related stories

Monkey in Japan -"Monkey" by Kansetsu Hashimoto (1940)- Image from GATAG Although “saru” is a general word for monkeys, I guess most of Japanese would think it refers to Nihon-zaru, Japanese monkey. It has fluffy coat, red face and red butt.…

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Monkey -Part 1- “Saru Kani Gassen”

Monkey in a nursery tale The most famous tale of monkey is “Saru Kani Gassen” (The Battle Between A Monkey And Crabs). Saru is Japanese for monkeys, Kani is crab. Gassen is battle, pronounced as “Kassen” when it’s used as one word, Gassen when it’s a part of a word like “Yuki-gassen” (Snowball Battle).…

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