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Sake Life For Japan Travel: The Sleek Warmth of O-toso on an Early New Year Morning

I Want to do O-toso Every Day You might not know how much pomp and circumstance takes place in a Japanese home on New Year’s morning. Mom is bustling around the kitchen putting final touches to her O-sechi Ryori or special (very special) New Year’s Day (Oshogatsu) feast of sweet […]

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All About Chrysanthemums in Japan

In Awe of how Artisans Woo This Regal Bloom “Kiku” is the Japanese word for Chrysanthemum. After residing in Japan for some 28 years, I understand that the Japanese relationship with this beautiful flower is deep, intricate and somewhat mysterious especially when you are a newbie visitor. I happen to […]

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Japanese Travel Locations and People Names Can Be Confusingly Fun!

Learn a bit about the Lingo and get an Inside View! If you wondered why Japanese people refer to Mt. Fuji as Mr. Fuji, you are not alone. When I first came to Japan, and actually until about two years ago, well okay, actually it still happens a lot, I […]

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Tips On Dating An Italian Woman

Dating an Italian woman can be tricky, not because of her personality traits, but because, simply put, she’s not American. So here’s your first tip– If you’re going to date an Italian, you’ll need to think like one and that means letting go of some bad dating habits that Americans […]

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Meeting an Italian Man in Italy

Meeting an Italian Man in Italy

You’ve dreamed of going to Italy a million times and now you’re finally ready to see the monuments, the churches, the beautiful landscapes and, oh yes… the men! As beautiful as the country itself, the Italian man is a phenomenon in his own right! Here’s what you’ll need to know […]

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