Getting Around in Japan if You Aren’t Good With Maps

By Donald Ash | Articles , Educational Articles & Videos , General Living in Japan , Public Transportation In Japan

Okay, I’ll be honest with you, I am AWFUL when it comes to maps and directions.  Finding out that Japan’s rail system is the most common mode of transportation in Japan, freaked me out a bit.  I went out with some of my coworkers after my first week of job training in Japan and found […]

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TSUKUBA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2010-Matsuri Tsukuba

By Donald Ash | Articles , Educational Articles & Videos , Fun Japan Videos , My Personal Favorites , Posts Showcase

TSUKUBA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2010-まつりつくば Last weekend I had the chance to check out Matsuri Tsukuba.  First off, what does Mastsuri (まつり) mean, anyway?  Although I’m still learning as I go, Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival.  Every year, in late August, Tsukuba holds it’s Summer Festival.  From what I understand, most of the Japanese […]

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