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For Kate Crockett's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Summer's joys in snow country

Jun 19, 2011

Summer's joys in snow country

If you’d only ever experienced Niseko under a four-meter blanket of snow, you’d barely recognize Hokkaido’s most cosmopolitan winter-sports resort in summer — in the best way possible. Gone are the half-pipes and moguls, and the skis and boards are all packed away in ...

Osaka: mecca for foodies, and more

Jan 16, 2011

Osaka: mecca for foodies, and more

A visit to Osaka is all about enjoyment, entertainment and indulgence — particularly in the fine fare to be found everywhere around its historic sites and along the buzzing neon streets of Japan’s food-fueled second city. And so it was that a class of ...

Okinawa on a plate

Jan 17, 2010

Okinawa on a plate

“Everywhere in this house and its stone walls you can find the wisdom of our ancestors and how they lived,” says Masako Kinjo, as she gazes around Makabe Chinaa, a 110-year-old traditional wooden home in Itoman City in the south of Okinawa Island. It ...