Tokyo Culture

Why Japanese people wear a mask?

Going on your trip to Tokyo something you may encounter, even prior to Covid, are the Japanese wearing masks.  This behavior is quite common in Japan, and it is not worn by one specific age group or population.  Masks are … Read More

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Story of Rajio Taiso in Tokyo

Story of Rajio Taiso in Tokyo Exercise, the story of rajio taiso found throughout Tokyo and across the country of Japan.  Before I explain that…today we assumed a new morning routine getting ready for online schooling beginning next week. Both … Read More

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Snowboarding in Japan

As I have shared before, we have three children.  When we met, we both had learned to snowboard (Trent) and ski (me) while in college, early into our marriage we recognized that if we taught our children to ski/snowboard it … Read More

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Onsens (Hot springs)!

The first year we lived in Japan we went on a family ski trip to Hakuba and we ran into other families from the base. After skiing all day, a dad of one of my daughter’s friends convinced my husband … Read More

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Fukubukuro!

A fond memory of Japan was our shopping for “lucky bags” on New Year’s Day.  I always kept a little cash from Christmas to use on our lucky bag shopping, because it was The Best!  Lucky bags are also known … Read More

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Showa Park

Showa Park is a place that I have visited many times, for school field trips, for hanging with friends, or just to get away. It used to be about 100-200 yen. However, due to a lack of visitors, there has … Read More

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Japan

Japan has my heart, I got emotional and cried on the plane when we moved back to the states last summer, for many, many reasons.  Frozen in my seat as the airplane taxied down the runway, I will never forget … Read More

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