Kyushu Trip Part I – Things You Didn’t Know About Fukuoka

Kyushu Trip Part I – Things You Didn’t Know About Fukuoka

on April 18th, 2011 by slava 6

First, great news! From World Tourism Organisation: Travel to Japan poses no risk. However, today I’d like to share a little bit more about my travel experiences in the southern island of Kyushu. I…

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The twin disaster is changing the cultural landscape

The twin disaster is changing the cultural landscape

on April 13th, 2011 by slava Comments Off on The twin disaster is changing the cultural landscape

Large scale disasters have a tendency to sear themselves into the collective psyche. Even smaller, localised disasters – natural or man-made – have a potential to  leave long-lasting tracks in the national cultural landscape. People in the…

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Foreign teachers stay in Tohoku + Coolest Charity to donate to

Foreign teachers stay in Tohoku + Coolest Charity to donate to

on April 7th, 2011 by slava 2

“Flyjin” is new term that has been coined to describe foreign residents in Japan – gaijin – fleeing the country after the disaster. I cannot blame them for choosing the safest possible option, I would…

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Review of Kikunoi Roan – a classic Kyoto kaiseki

Review of Kikunoi Roan – a classic Kyoto kaiseki

on March 26th, 2011 by slava 6

Australia’s favourite chef Tetsuya Wakuda named Kikunoi as one of the top kaiseki restaurants, so I kept his recommendation in mind when going through the Osaka-Kyoto Michelin guide. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered…

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What is REALLY happening in Japan?

What is REALLY happening in Japan?

on March 25th, 2011 by slava 2

I must admit I have been getting very, very worried. From a number of sources, I am hearing that not only Tōhoku area (northeastern part of the island Honshu) should be avoided in the immediate…

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Japan – to go or not to go?

Japan – to go or not to go?

on March 23rd, 2011 by slava 3

There have been so many terrible news out of Japan, people are starting to associate this beautiful place with nothing more than natural disasters, radiation, danger. I thought it would be essential to remind…

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