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How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

Here’s the story of how I got to DJ in Tokyo. I’ve long been a fan of electronic music. My moment of epiphany came in July 1977. We didn’t have…

Makuuchi wrestlers ring entance ceremony The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Visiting a Sumo Tournament in 2020

​Even if you only have a passing interest, visiting a sumo tournament is a great way to spend an afternoon/evening. ​This iconic sport evolved from a religious ritual performed in Shinto…

Don’t Do Drugs In Japan

Don’t Do Drugs In Japan

The Japanese authorities have zero tolerance for drug use – so my advice to you is don’t do drugs in Japan. Indeed, medications that are readily available over the counter…

Hand Feeding Deer in Nara Park

Hand Feeding Deer in Nara Park

  Local authorities estimate there are more than 1,200 sika deer in Nara. They’re so loved they’ve been designated a national treasure. They can be found in the heart of…