New waves of comedyJul 1, 2013
Osakan timbers are definitely shivering with laughter thanks to these home-grown bilingual comedy troupes.
Cool play for hot daysJul 1, 2013
Blistering days and bored kids are a bad combination, but don’t stress. Here’s a survival guide...
Pick of the bunchJul 1, 2013
While a day out in nature is exciting, keeping the kids entertained is another matter. KS...
Kabuki 101Jun 1, 2013
Curious about the larger-thanlife drama and costume of kabuki shows, but too scared to commit? Doing...
Lights of the nightJun 1, 2013
Clouds of fireflies once lit the darkness of rural Japan. By a Shiga riverside, impassioned locals...
Water saved the cityJun 1, 2013
How a confluence of needs, invention, and genius brought new life to one of Japan’s most...
Buckets of coolJun 1, 2013
Fighting Kansai’s aggressive summer heat in an eco-friendly way is easy. All you need is a...
Hidden wonders of homeMay 1, 2013
Think you’ve seen it all in Kansai? Probably not. This Golden Week, get well off the...
Paths to PeaceMay 1, 2013
Looking to explore Japan from a different angle? Set aside some time and set out on...
Picnic with a purposeApr 1, 2013
Spring has sprung! Let’s eat and drink to it with a homemade hanami bento. KS finds...