Fifty Samurai

Fifty Samurai

on March 17th, 2011 by slava Comments Off on Fifty Samurai

While the world sleeps, eats, shops and fights, 50 nameless people are battling to save it. Dubbed ‘Fukushima 50’,  the group of volunteers is selflessly facing escalating health and survival risks as they fight to prevent the nuclear catastrophe…

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The lights are out in Tokyo, Japan

The lights are out in Tokyo, Japan

on March 16th, 2011 by slava Comments Off on The lights are out in Tokyo, Japan

A well-written, first hand account of the earthquake written by the American expat girl living in Tokyo. She provides a wonderful summary of information links at the end of the post – really nothing…

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Help Japan

Help Japan

on March 14th, 2011 by slava 1

When I first saw this picture, I was perceptually disoriented: were those toy planes and cars, remnants of a toy store? It took a couple of seconds to register that what I was seeing was…

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Designing your first Japanese itinerary

Designing your first Japanese itinerary

on March 7th, 2011 by slava Comments Off on Designing your first Japanese itinerary

I’ve been reading lots of travel and food blogs related to Japan so it seems like everyone in the world knows everything about Japan, Japanese food and especially Japanese travel. I had to remind…

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Best place to stay in Tokyo

Best place to stay in Tokyo

on February 28th, 2011 by slava 1

Finally, we got to stay in the middle of Ginza on our trip in 2010.  On the trip before that, we stayed in Shinjuku, and before that – in a very nondescript suburb Magome. How we…

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Don’t miss Osaka Aquarium

Don’t miss Osaka Aquarium

on February 24th, 2011 by slava 1

We were in Osaka for the first time, and only for 4 nights. My list of things to do and see was jam-packed with everything from Dotonbori and Doguya-suji to Osaka Castle and Umeda…

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