Japan is the most extraordinary of places. Mysterious, exotic, colorful, exquisite, proud, industrious and eccentric– all are words that could be appropriately applied to this unique nation, Land of the Rising Sun. One can never learn enough about the Japanese Culture, even after a lifetime of studying it. The paradoxes alone, such as its propensity to the most traditional as well as the most modern, make any study of Japan as absorbing as that of any country in the world. The word “geisha“, for example, has so may false connotations in the West (perhaps somewhat alleviated now by a certain recent film production!), that we could not think of a more suitable name for our blog – whose mission is to bring you on a journey with us in discovering Japan in all its richness and diversity.
Whether you are simply thinking of taking a trip to this beautiful land or have done so already, or you have some interesting tales, experiences or annecdotes to share- please join our community and feel free to post your comments at any time. We are a Japanese Company (IOIX) and so have local, authentic knowledge as well as access to information that sometimes slips by the Western media. We will be posting daily on this blog– all unique, original and fresh content. Lastly, if ever you feel that we are missing an important area in our ongoing Discovery of Japan, please let us know by posting a comment or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.