Visiting Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a coastal city known for its industrial prosperity, excellent cuisine and exciting nightlife. Yet despite its modern image it will always be known for its grim past, the first victim of the atomic bomb. On the 6th of August, 1945 the city of Hiroshima and a large portion of its people were obliterated by the destructive power of the American super weapon. Now … Continue reading Visiting Hiroshima

The samurai code of conduct

Japan had one of the most skilled martial art warriors of all time, which were called the Samurai. They existed in the Edo period between (1603-1867) to watch over the Shogun castles. People to this day are still fascinated by the Samurais. There are people all over the world that may visit Japan only for the history that the Samurai hold. The Samurai has a … Continue reading The samurai code of conduct

The tea ceremony

It seems that the tea ceremony in Japan was initially a Zen Buddhist monks dada. This ceremony called Chanoyu was to prepare green tea, then produced from a green powder (matcha), which was very valuable since it was also used for healing purposes. The monks made this particular moment a ritual which encouraged the peace and meditation. This rite ultimately results in the court of … Continue reading The tea ceremony

The lost world of the Geishas

It’s the 18th century that the geisha appeared dissolved in the middle of the Japanese society, as a form of moral opposition or rival to the courtesan (with which it is sometimes confused too often) prevailing at the time. After centuries of warrior domination under the tutelage of the samurai, they are merchants, new bourgeois, who will take the upper hand of the great Japanese … Continue reading The lost world of the Geishas

The Sumo

If the sumo wrestlers drawing power sometimes perplexing Westerners, just look at the frenzy of the girls in the place of these heavyweights Sport in Japan to understand the full magnitude of the phenomenon. Sumo wrestlers are somehow demigods in Japan and even today their reputation is flawless. It seems that the evidence of the existence of sumo back centuries but written not recount the … Continue reading The Sumo

The country of the Samurai

The birth of the samurai in Japan from the 12th century, also represents the birth of one of the most powerful incarnations of male heroism. First launched as a special militia to protect northern Honshu, then threatened by the rebels, the samurai quickly took advantage of their discipline and their strike force. Their fencing masters bending to a code of honor and impeccable virtues samurai … Continue reading The country of the Samurai

Quick facts about Japan

Territorial boundaries: North-West: Sea of Japan; South-East: Pacific Ocean                                               Area: 377 915 km2 – Archipelago of 6000 islands Most important waterways: Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan Capital: Tokyo Important cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Saporo, Hiroshima, Nagoya Highest point: Fujiyama (Mount Fuji) (3 776 meters) Lowest point: Hachiro-gata (-4 meters) Time zone: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Environment – current issues: air … Continue reading Quick facts about Japan

Techno Japan – VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart (VJTM) 2015

Japan received 10 million tourists from abroad in 2013 for the first time in its history, and more than 13 million in 2014. As tourists are traveling for many different reasons and buying merchandise in increasingly various patterns, the tourism board and associations are promoting the VISIT JAPAN program designed to develop, promote, and otherwise handle tourist-oriented products that meet the various market needs. The … Continue reading Techno Japan – VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart (VJTM) 2015