This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the tsunami. In Japan, there is an event call Shiji-go-san, literal seven five three, is a rite of passage for children, marking their third, fifth and seventh years on this earth, from an earlier time when many children did not survive these milestones. Shiji-go-san to me takes on an extra significance this year, as the first generation of children born since the tsunami turns three this year. Most people, when they recall their childhood, find it difficult to recall their first three years with clarity. What will this generation remember and learn from those tragic events, as well as the renewal and search for community building afterwards?
A get-acquainted lunch meeting was arranged by Japan Travel's Geoff Day (Marketing Manager) with contributor Armand Vaquer at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. Day and Vaquer were joined by Tom Roseveare, Content Manager, and Tom Hanaway, Community Manager for Japan Travel. At the meeting, they discussed future plans for Japan Travel and future articles that may be of interest [...]
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As the year winds down we wish to formally announce a few major changes, as well as our outline our vision for the year ahead. First and foremost, we have changed our website name to JapanTravel.com, a change which has been live for several weeks now. This strategic move is an exciting change for us [...]
Figuring out transportation is always a big part of planning a trip. When heading up to Tohoku from Tokyo to volunteer or for travel, one has many options. One can choose to fly up to Sendai Airport via Narita or Haneda airports. Last year, we took the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Sendai, and [...]