What Do People Do For Fun in Japan? The Concept of “Nijikai”

In a 2019 study by Statistica, when questioned about their hobbies, 54 million Japanese participants responded that in their free time they enjoy domestic travel. 43.5 million participants responded that they enjoy eating out at unique restaurants. This was not a surprising answer for me, as it not only reflects the infrastructure of Japan asContinue reading “What Do People Do For Fun in Japan? The Concept of “Nijikai””

Can Americans Travel To Japan? An Outline of the Current Covid-19 Situation

I remember when my parents were scheduled to arrive in Tokyo Haneda Airport in early October of last year. There WAS a time when, at the first signs of the pandemic, the idea of being able to travel again within a year didn’t seem like nearly as far-fetched of an idea. Oh, how jaded IContinue reading “Can Americans Travel To Japan? An Outline of the Current Covid-19 Situation”