Tag Archives: Japan

Review of ‘Tokyo Junkie’ by Robert Whiting

Robert Whiting is a talented and fascinating writer addicted to Japan. He has lived and worked as a journalist in Tokyo on and off for more than fifty years. His memoir ‘Tokyo Junkie‘ begins in 1962 when Japan was transforming itself on a monumental scale in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The pages in-between cover…

Five Reasons Why You Should Eat at a Family Restaurant in Japan

If you’re visiting Japan as a tourist or if you’re planning on living in Japan I would first and foremost encourage you to eat at more traditional Japanese restaurants. If that’s the case, why is this blog post all about the advantages of eating at a family restaurant? Below are five good reasons why you…

40 Beautiful Cherry Blossom Photos from the Sakura Season in Japan

This year, I’m delighted to share with you 40 stunning cherry blossom photos taken by Alex Kerr, Alfie Goodrich and Junko Sophie Kakizaki in Japan. PHOTOS BY ALEX KERR Alex Kerr is a well-known Japanologist and writer. He’s an expert on Japanese art and culture and the author of numerous books, including Lost Japan, a…