Community, Travel & Language

Love getting involved? Love exploring Japan? Want to know how others are living in Japan? Interested in learning the language? In Community, Travel and Language, this section is here to give you an insight on how to be apart of the community and show the travel destinations you love to explore..

 

The Benefits of Peer Pressure

My Experience White Water Rafting in the Oboke George This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. “Okay, who here is rafting for the first time?” I raised my hand apologetically. Fortunately, I wasn’t the ...
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The Rokko Mountain Cannonball Run

This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) The Mount Rokko Cannonball race in Kobe stands out as unique, unconventional and popular among trail runners in Japan. Japan seems like a very ...
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From 0 to 100K

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Ethan Wang rolled out of his hotel bed in the early morning for one of the biggest challenges of his life, the Okinawa 100K ...
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A Windy Adventure Around Rishiri Island

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) Rishiri Island is a beautiful place in Hokkaido with quaint fishing towns, two ports, historical sites, and a seal pool. Mount Rishiri, among the ...
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Rolling Through a Metropolis

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Skateboarding and Connection in Tokyo Hans Klein (Tokyo) At Komazawa Skateboard Park in the middle of a blistering Tokyo summer, groups of tired people took refuge in ...
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Finding Your Throw

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. David Atti (Chiba) “I think I want to try judo.” I casually uttered those words to Mr. Sakai, the secretary at my elementary school. He was a ...
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JAPOW: A Whiteroom Experience

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Ross McSwiney (Hokkaido) Japan is blessed with so many natural features, climates and people passionate about sport and the outdoors. The country has many stunning mountainous regions, ...
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Beer, Balloons and Magic Curses

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Japanese Professional Baseball Veronique Hynes (Nara) Each spring brings out the start of baseball season, so let’s talk about Japan’s number ...
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The Longest Cross-country Ski Race in Japan

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) A Winter Adventure Hokkaido’s winter earns fame through its powder snow, endless white landscape, and ice festivals. The prefecture also introduced me to the ...
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My Office in the Kita-Alps

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. Years ago, I embarked on a journey that took me to Japan as a 20-year-old on a working holiday visa and brought me to where ...
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