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Japanese Santoku Knives Are a Great Traditional Chef Knife Alternative

Many of you may have noticed a lot more Asian style kitchen knives appearing in your local department store. In recent years there has been a noticeable trend in the use of Asian style kitchen knives by everyday home cooks as well as professional chefs There could be many reasons for this sudden trend but…

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Sending My Christmas Presents To Toronto

This year I need the speedy delivery of an international courier company to get some Christmas presents to Toronto. I’ve been working in Japan for over two years now, and although I regret not being able to take some time off from work in order to get back to my family in Toronto for Christmas,…

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Japan Still Leads The Way in Digital Watches

Japan is still the world’s top manufacturer of digital watches according to recent worldwide sales figures – with Casio watches leading the way not only in style and design but also by keeping ahead of the competition and regularly introducing new models with more options and more advanced features. Casio watches have a global appeal…

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Save Money Shopping in Tokyo

Here’s a quick guide on where to shop for affordable yet durable products in Tokyo and what’s offered at the shops. Asakusabashi Station (East Exit) – There is a chain called Shimojima that has about 5 different buildings full of items from traditional Japanese to supplies, food, housewares and more.  Their main building is approximately…

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[Review] The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Shigeru Miyamoto

The book “The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia” has been released! You can get your copy right here! The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is one of the most beloved video game series of all time and Nintendo and Dark Horse comics have teamed up to cover the chronology and creation of this game. It…