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At “The Japanese Experience: Technology Transfer, Transformation, and Development” you can find  a Japanese government website that provides free, English-language (or Japanese) text resources on various topics about Japanese society and history, including transportation, economic policy, female labor, pollution, technology, and  more.  If you have a project you’re working on, are looking for some quality […]

Being a Vegetarian in Japan

December 3, 2012 | Food and Drink | 4 Comments

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 9 years (lacto-ovo, meaning eggs and dairy are okay).  When I moved here, I read articles about how hard it was to be a vegetarian in Japan.  However, I was not willing to give up my strong personal beliefs, and to tell you the truth, I thought, “Ah, I’m […]

Gunma Prefecture, Shaped Like a Crane

August 8, 2012 | Gunma Life | 1 Comment

During university I spent a year studying abroad in Japan’s historic theme park, Kyoto. Everywhere you looked there were famous sightseeing spots and chances to experience things uniquely Japanese. This became my norm, and my generalized view of what all of Japan must be like.

Fujido Cave

July 19, 2012 | Gunma Life | 1 Comment

If you’re looking for the perfect day trip in Gunma, look no further than Fujido Cave. Located in the southern-most tip of Gunma, this cave is the largest in the Kanto region and is known to attract nature-starved Tokyoites and outdoor adventurers alike.