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JR’s “Seven Stars in Kyushu” Luxury Sightseeing Train

The Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) is planning to launch a new luxury train service in October 2013 known as “Seven Stars in Kyushu.” They are referring to it in English as a “cruise train,” and much like a cruise … Continue reading

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Debut of the Osaka Insider Guidebook–and My First Published Work!

Some of you may remember my Osaka Insider blog, and ongoing project that eventually led me to start writing a guidebook. After much hard work, I have finally released my first published work,¬†Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture!! … Continue reading

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New Osaka Guidebook in the Works!

I have posted some information and the first sneak peak of my new guidebook, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture over at my Osaka Insider blog. The guidebook will be published in late 2011 or early 2012. If … Continue reading

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Tour of Tastes: Shinkansen Meal Featuring Foods from Osaka to Kagoshima

Recently, on a ride from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Shinkansen (“bullet train”), I was surprised to find a new, limited-time bento (meal comprising various small portions arranged in a box) on the menu. In order to commemorate the completion … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2011

This guide is from 2011. The newest beach guide is available here. One things comes to mind when I think of summer: BEACH. There’s no better way to enjoy the sweltering heat than putting on a swimsuit and immersing yourself … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Now Lifeline: Information About the Current Earthquake/Tsunami Crisis and Disaster Preparedness in Fukuoka

  Fukuoka Now Lifeline, a new website, has gone online with the goal of acting as a center of disaster preparedness information for expats and other non-Japanese in the Fukuoka area. If the recent events have taught us anything, being … Continue reading

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