The Onomichi Path of Literature is a short 1-kilometer walking trail that introduces the many famous literary masters associated with the Japan Heritage city.
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The cleanliness of the Japanese is known worldwide. Thanks to the internet, videos of Japanese students cleaning their schools have gone viral, as well as a memorable clip of how the JR staff clean an entire shinkansen train in under seven minutes. The Japanese ...
Ancient rites bend to an aging, shrinking population, but how much longer can local traditions hold out?
The most successful works remain true to both the author's time abroad and to Japan itself.
As Japan continues to court more foreign tourists, the nation must learn to respect foreign languages as much as its own.
Build a stone museum and they will come? That's the idea behind the K's Labo museum on Kitagi Island in Okayama Prefecture.
Onerous licensing process for private lodging won't stop bad operators, but it will put off honest would-be entrepreneurs.
While big-ticket tourism projects in Japan thrive, those involved in smaller-scale projects can feel starved of government support.
The city of Chichibu, about 90 minutes by train from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, has a population of approximately 60,000. The region, which sits in the shadow of Mount Buko and alongside the Arakawa river is steeped in tradition with more than 300 festivals taking place ...
Emily Bronte's only novel, "Wuthering Heights," set in the moors of Yorkshire in the late 18th century, has long held a special place in Japanese hearts.