Seiji Nakazawa

In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

But reviews had us concerned about whether it offered what we wanted or not. 

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Hokkaido has an otherworldly giant hot spring that’s easy to miss if you don’t know where it is

Have you ever heard of this amazing sightseeing spot in Noboribetsu?

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Harvester Yakumo: A restaurant inspired by the Colonel from KFC

The man who made KFC so popular at Christmas brought a taste of Kentucky to Japan in more ways than one.

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A Gintama fan’s emotional 19-year journey to buy a proper Lake Toya bokuto wooden katana【Pics】

What started out feeling like a dumb gag manga became a source of strength as our otaku reporter searched for a purpose in life.

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What’s in a Japan Disney Store Lucky Box? Our non-Disney fanatic finds out!

Contents are valued at three times’ the box’s value, but is it really worth buying?

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood restaurant in Noboribetsu!”

We’ve gotta say, there’s no way we would’ve thought this remote-looking location would turn out to be such a hidden gem.

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Yoshinoya’s fukubukuro lucky bag is part box, part beef bowl, but is there anything to eat?

Take a look at the presents in store for beef bowl lovers in Japan at New Year.

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“Have fun seeing what comes out” gacha machine is a mystery in more ways than one

What the heck will come out of a machine like this?

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A visit to Japan’s one and only nuclear shelter maker【Photos】

Seiji learns about the importance of “positive pressure.”

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In search of Hokkaido’s unknown popular dish “gesodon”

The gesodon is out there…

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We travel to Gohoro Station, a tiny, remote station between tunnels in the mountains of Hokkaido

A mystical, hidden place only serviced by two trains per day: secret gem, or portal to another world?

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Our expert analysis on Japan’s World Cup progress

“Kick” is our middle name.

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Why are the roads so wide in Hokkaido? Simple question has a simple answer

Local resident reveals the real reason why their roads are wider than other parts of Japan.

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We try pickling a mysterious fruit gifted to us by a man in the mountains【SoraKitchen】

These delicious pickles are hard to obtain, but even harder to stop eating! Read More

The 2022 Soraniwa Music Festival: A day of music, laughter, and family atmosphere

After previously taking part in all kinds of prep work, Seiji finally experiences the culmination of his fellow team members’ hard work and dreams.

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The Japanese convenience store with a secret DJ booth in the basement

“Record Conveni” is the coolest combini in town!

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Preparing for the Soraniwa Music Festival in the mountains of Kanagawa

Seiji revisits his musician roots while discovering how the individuals of one local community have built a lasting celebration of music and family.

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Is the magical Flying Ball that’s trending on Japanese TikTok as easy to use as it looks?

Social media makes it look like a piece of cake, but how will our reporter handle his magical ball?

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Can you use the fluctuating exchange rate and Japan’s weak yen to make some money? We find out

Our wannabe Wolf of Wall Street attempts to strike it rich with the volatile exchange rates.

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Testing our luck – Can visiting Japan’s power spots improve the omikuji temple fortune you draw?

After a month of visiting auspicious sites, Seiji’s luck levels should be maxed out, right?

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