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In Attendance At The 98th Emperors Cup Final (2018)

New Years Day usually signals the start of things but the Emperors Cup Final basically brings the curtain down on the previous years domestic Japanese football season. For the last few years, watching it on TV (or sleeping through it!) … Continue reading

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The Best Of The Rest Of Our Time In Izu

Eating, drinking and sleeping basically covers the rest of our time in Izu but for those who have got past that first sentence let me tell you about all the other stuff starting with Ito City Hall.   Now that … Continue reading

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Hiroshima 2016-17 Pt I: Local Life

The food may be different but the Japanese New Year is quite similar to the British Christmas in that it’s spent mostly in the home with family eating and drinking. Despite staying in Tokyo for the Christmas period in Tokyo the lure … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt I: Bringing In The New Year Japanese-Style

For the first time in a decade I saw in the New Year in my adapted country and whilst it may be lacking in the fun, excitement and jovial partying of other countries it was nice enough for a miserable … Continue reading

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