• What women want

    What women want

    Love with gaijin girls – it’s not easy, but it’s not rocket surgery either. In her new book, Caroline Pover shows J-guys exactly how it’s done, from first date to wedding bells

    By kansaiscene

  • A David of a book to Japan’s Goliath

    A David of a book to Japan’s Goliath

    A self-avowed geek reinvents the cultural guidebook genre for readers of the Internet age in this insightful and eye-catching tome

    By Catherine Jao-Sevilla

  • Leading by Edo-xample

    Leading by Edo-xample

    Life is good, but all too often it’s at the expense of the planet. A new book reveals how we can reverse our gas-guzzling ways by learning from our Edoite forefathers

    By Sam Evans

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  • What women want

    By: kansaiscene • In: Books, Featured • On: Oct 01, 2013

    What women want

    Love with gaijin girls - it’s not easy, but it’s not rocket surgery either. In her new book, Caroline Pover shows J-guys exactly how it’s done, from first date to wedding bells

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  • A David of a book to Japan’s Goliath

    By: Catherine Jao-Sevilla • In: Books • On: Jun 01, 2013

    A David of a book to Japan’s Goliath

    A self-avowed geek reinvents the cultural guidebook genre for readers of the Internet age in this insightful and eye-catching tome

    Read More »
  • Leading by Edo-xample

    By: Sam Evans • In: Books • On: May 01, 2013

    Leading by Edo-xample

    Life is good, but all too often it’s at the expense of the planet. A new book reveals how we can reverse our gas-guzzling ways by learning from our Edoite forefathers

    Read More »
  • A blooming brilliant book

    By: Donna Sheffield • In: Books • On: Apr 01, 2013

    A Canadian teacher hitchhikes from south to north following the blossoming sakura, but discovers much more about Japan along the way

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  • Best of both worlds?

    By: Catherine Jao-Sevilla • In: Books • On: Mar 01, 2013

    Japanese at school, English at home - bilingual kids seem to have this language learning in the bag. Or do they? Here’s some support for the parents

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  • Eat up some history

    By: Sally McLaren • In: Books • On: Feb 01, 2013

    Five years in the making, a Kyoto resident’s book looks at affordable eats in a machiya setting

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  • Zenbu Zen: Finding Food, Culture & Balance in Kyoto

    By: Sally McLaren • In: Books • On: Dec 01, 2012

    Burnt out after a stressful life as a book publisher in Australia, Jane Lawson escaped to Kyoto to immerse herself in Japanese culinary culture. A chef-turned food writer, photographer and blogger, Lawson had already travelled to Japan more than 20 times since she was a teenager. She’d written two books on Japanese food, but had never lived in Japan for more than a few months at a time. Zenbu Zen (literally, “Everything is Zen”) is Lawson’s story of moving to Kyoto and immersing herself in the ancient capital’s food culture. “Kyoto is a city of

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