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History of Tohoku
Anthropology, Culture tips

History of Tōhoku

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Given its particular location, the Tōhoku region has an interesting history that slightly differs from the rest of the Japanese archipelago. We can start tracing its history beginning with the Jōmon 縄文 period (from about 12,000 BC to about 300 BC); in this time, in Tōhoku area as in other part of Japan, we have a predominance of such activities as gathering, hunting and fishing, also due to the climate warming of the era.

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How to be a respectful traveler in Japan
Culture tips

How to be a respectful traveler in Japan

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I am sure you will already have a good general image of what Japan is like, manners-like. I bet you are picturing the figure of an employee bowing in front of you, or the many kind smile on the faces of polite women. Behind the stereotype, I think the most important thing to remember about Japan is that it is a country that follows the rules and the etiquette, so if you are considering to visit it you should follow its rules to.

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My must-see places in Tokyo
Culture tips, Field Journal

My must-see places in Tokyo

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I have to admit it, I love Tokyo. A piece of my heart is still there and I can’t wait to be back. A lot of people tend to picture Tokyo as a modern monster, a jumble of skyscrapers, giant screens and strange people walking around. It has giant skyscrapers, billboards and strange people, of course; but there is so much more to it, and such a variety of landscapes that it is hard (and extremely wrong) to shrink it to one common stereotype.

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A non-tourist guide to Tokyo Restaurants
Culture tips

A non-tourist guide to Tokyo restaurants

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I am sure you will have read tons of information about Tokyo restaurants and bars, and I am also sure you will have some specific expectation while looking for a dinner in glamourous Tokyo; of course, I am a big fan of the various kaidan-zushi spread around the city, and I can still swear that my best sushi sushi experience was in Japan BUT here I would like to suggest you some of my favourite place to dine around the city, both traditional and western style, that only locals know!

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