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Back to School in Kansai

By Kyle Yates

Dressed in light summer uniforms, Japanese students are heading back to school to see friends. Many are laughing and giggling with the schoolmates as they stand lined on platforms waiting for the train to take them to the place they will spend most of their adolescent years before they begin working full-time. It's exciting... »

2009 Typhoon Season Underway

By Kyle Yates

Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are starting the season late, but it looks like things are picking up quickly as hurricanes and typhoons are beginning to form one after another in both oceans. Florida is dealing with an overnight depression that formed just off... »

Rainy Season Almost Over

By Kyle Yates

As rainy season ends, humidity rises and the really hot summer weather begins to set in. Most foreigners have left the area for cooler climates. The only foreigners still in the Kansai area are those who had no other choice but to stay... »

Rainy Season is Here

By Kyle Yates

Rainy season has arrived. It officially started back at the end of the first week in June, but didn't really kick in until two weeks ago. Rain has been forecast for about every day of the week except for a few days last week. Expect... »

Buying Omiyage from Japan

By Kyle Yates

Ever have a problem deciding what souvenir to buy from Japan? The hardest thing about buying souvenirs in Japan is not deciding what, but which. Japan has an abundance of souvenirs to choose from. Some of the more popular items people choose are: green teas dried seafood... »

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