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2019.7.29

Visa-free Countries for Filipinos

With the Obon holidays coming up, many Japanese will be going back to their hometowns or traveling overseas. Since they have one of the strongest passports in the world, it’s no surprise that they c...

2019.7.27

Balikbayan Boxes

It has become a part of OFW culture to send boxes of goods to family back home. So-called balikbayan boxes, these boxes are usually big enough to fit a person (or two!) inside. Sending these is also o...

2019.7.25

Visiting Kamakura

I feel that everything in Tokyo looks and feels pretty much the same. Looking for a place to visit, for the last long weekend, I decided to go to Kamakura. Kamakura is a city a bit south of Kanagawa....

2019.7.23

What is Obon?

Obon is Japan’s main holiday season for summer. It is second in importance only to the New Year’s Holiday season. It usually runs for about a week, and this year it falls on August 10-18. Most Japan...

2019.7.20

THE BEST apps for transportation

They say Tokyo’s train system is one of the most convenient in the world. However, it is also one of the most confusing. In fact, a lot of Japanese also still get confused with the proper trains to ...

2019.7.18

Tagalog Mass held in Tokyo

Do you know that in Tokyo there are churches where Tagalog Mass?  According to the Catholic Church Archdiocese of TOKYO, there are four churches that hold Tagalog mass around the vicinity of Tokyo....

2019.7.16

FIREWORKS FESTIVALS IN TOKYO 2019

Even though I’m from the Philippines, I’m not really a big fan of Japan’s absurdly humid summer. However, last year, during my first summer in Tokyo, a coworker invited me to watch the fireworks in ...

2019.7.13

When will the rainy season finish?

We like to say that the Philippines has only two seasons, namely, summer and stormy/rainy. When I moved to Japan I learned that they have rainy seasons, too, and the one that leads to Japanese summe...