Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (3rd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the in my series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. I also recommend taking a look at the first edition and second edition. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and … Continue reading

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Administrative Note (Policy)

Hi everyone, I want to start by thanking you all for your constructive and fascinating responses to Living in Japan Without Being a Gaijin. This post has been getting a lot of hits in the last couple of days, mostly thanks … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2013: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

Update: Due to usual weather patterns, the cherry blossoms have already opened in Fukuoka, and the ideal viewing time has been moved back considerably. So get out there and start picnicking! Winter is starting to fade away, which means the … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Without Being a Gaijin

I was born and raised in the United States, and living there during my youth made me into the person I am today. There are many advantages and disadvantages to life in the USA, as with any country. However, my … Continue reading

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