Posts Tagged ‘ Hyogo ’

Earthquakes & Japan Travel Safety Tips

Aug 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Travel

Japan has more earthquake activity than almost any place in the world.  While we don’t have noticeable earthquakes everyday, they are a common occurrence – one that gets your attention but doesn’t hold it for long unless unless it is longer or stronger than “usual”.  The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt in Tokyo last […]

Japan:A Closer Look at Kansai – Part 1

Feb 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Also known as Kinki or Kinai, the Kansai region of Japan includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Mie, Hyogo & Shiga.  The region lies just south of the mid-point of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and spans the country from east to west with borders on both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of […]

Astro Boy at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Museums

Osamu Tezuku created one of the world’s best know manga and anime characters in Astro Boy during the 1950’s.  In Japan Astro Boy is better know as Tetsuwan Atomu, or Mighty Atom in English.  Astro Boy was serialized in Japan from 1952-1968 and was the first domestically-produced animated program on Japanese television when it debuted […]