JI Core 50 Member Louise George Kittaka Takes Us on a Journey to Old Japan in Tokyo Weekender Article About Kakunodate

In late December, JI Core 50 member Louise George Kittaka visited the former castle town of Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture, using the three-day JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020, available to all non-Japanese passport holders. Founded in 1620, Kakunodate is Continue Reading

JI Core 50 Vicki Beyer Experiences the Beauty and Resilience of Post-disaster Iwate’s Miyako City

The Great East Japan Earthquake left Iwate severely battered, but now, much of its picturesque coastline has been restored. In late October, JI Core 50 Vicki L. Beyer went on a sightseeing trip to Iwate to experience its beauty, just Continue Reading

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everybody who has used the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 thus far!

Has anybody here travelled with the pass? If so, where did you go? We are so grateful for all of the support and positive reactions so far (check out the article linked below to learn more). If you have not Continue Reading

Jarman International CEO, Ruth Marie Jarman, joined one of Japan’s top international YouTubers channel!

Jarman International CEO, Ruth Marie Jarman, joined one of Japan’s top international YouTubers, John Daub, on his livestream channel, “ONLY in JAPAN * GO”. Both having lived in Japan for more than 20 years, they exchanged amazing tips for traveling Continue Reading

May Serviced Apartment Discounts at H&R Roppongi

Serviced Apartment 15% OFF Campaign at H&R Roppongi When you come to Tokyo for a longer stay, consider using one of H & R Roppongi’s Service Apartments instead of a hotel room. Their apartments come fully furnished and equipped and Continue Reading

Getting Into the Spirit of the Hiroshima Oyster Season

As New Year’s well wishes fade from conversations across Japan, an unspoken but equally cheerful sentiment permeates the atmosphere of Hiroshima Prefecture: “Happy Hiroshima Oyster Season!” Echoes of this can of course be heard and tasted year around in the Continue Reading