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A quick round-up of this month's Japan Travel news from around the web: Halal tourism takes off in Japan More images of JR East's luxury cruise train coming in 2017 Japan's tax-free shopping to get boost from Oct 1 JAL introduces “JAL SKY Wi-Fi” on Select Domestic Routes from July 23, 2014 Until the end [...]

This month in Japan Travel: June 2014 thumbnail

A quick round-up of this month's Japan Travel news from around the web: JapanTravel.com launched video support alongside our new YouTube channel – we welcome contributions from both the existing community and aspiring or talented videographers. Sign up and get started now! New sleeper train from JR East was announced for 2016 Tokyo was voted most satisfying [...]

This month in Japan Travel: May 2014 thumbnail

A quick round-up of this month's Japan Travel news from around the web: JapanTravel.com is proud to announce surpassing 10,000 articles in May 2014, alongside a variety of site updates and the launching of a new French website. Golden Week was celebrated nationwide at the beginning of the month – check out our Golden Route [...]

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You wouldn't expect to find one of best tasting events in Tokyo to highlight the exotic and memorable flavors of Kagoshima. But every fourth friday of the month at the Tokyo Prince Hotel you can find exactly that. The monthly gathering came highly recommended from a friend with Metropolis Magazine, so when I found myself with no plans [...]

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This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the tsunami. In Japan, there is an event call Shiji-go-san, literally 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?

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