Cooking Japanese in Jamaica – New Gleaner Lifestyle series

I was pleasantly surprised when reading the Jamaica Gleaner online today to discover the first entry in what is promised to be a  new series called "Cooking Japanese in Jamaica". It will be written by Japanese national Ai Irisawa-Coney and will teach readers how to make some simple but delicious Japanese dishes the Jamaican way. I enjoyed … Continue reading Cooking Japanese in Jamaica – New Gleaner Lifestyle series

Shinkansen 700 and N700 series gallery – A Densha Otaku’s Wetdream

I may have had a romantic experience with the Narita Express but the Shinkansen has had been captivated for years and while in Japan I clocked up a lot of miles going between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka on theTĂ…ÂŤkaidĂ…ÂŤ Shinkansen as I made good use of my 21 day Japan Rail Pass which after … Continue reading Shinkansen 700 and N700 series gallery – A Densha Otaku’s Wetdream

A Samurai Never Fears Death – Book Review

The fifth book in the Samurai Mysteries series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is called "A Samurai Never Fears Death" and follows up on the first four in the series Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, Demon in the Teahouse, In Darkness, Death and The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass. My interest in the series still hasn't waned and A Samurai … Continue reading A Samurai Never Fears Death – Book Review

The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass – Book Review

The forth book in the Samurai Mysteries series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is called The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass. I have already read the first 3 books in the series Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, Demon in the Teahouse and In Darkness, Death which all had their individual and overlapping merits. I wondered after devouring 3 … Continue reading The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass – Book Review

E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut

Train enthusiasts in Japan are ecstatic as East Japan Railway Company (JR East) official debuted the E5 Series Shinkansen or "Hayabusa" today which will be operating on the TĂ…ÂŤhoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori with major stations like Sendai and Morioka. Hayabusa is Japanese for Peregrine Falcon, a bird that can be found in temperate … Continue reading E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut