Tagged: Abroad

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 0

Meet Domo-kun at NHK Studio Park

The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, known as Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, 日本放送協会), is the national public broadcaster of Japan. It has been in existence since 1924, with regular television broadcasts beginning in 1953. We have a couple of friends working in...

Cats! Cats! Cats! Caaaaats!(Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo) 0

Gotokuji Temple and the Legend of the Beckoning Cat

I know you’re very familiar with the beckoning lucky cat that greets customers in stores in Divisoria, Binondo or in any Filipino-Chinese-owned stores. These cat figures are considered to be lucky as it is believed to be encouraging customers and...

The statue is based from one of the most popular Gundam model - the Mobile Suit Gundam RG/1/1 RX-78-2 (Odaiba, Tokyo) 6

Ginormous Gundam at Odaiba

Whether you’re a fan or not, I’m sure you are familiar with the Gundam (ガンダム) anime series, or maybe their toy merchandises. And in the country where it was born, a life-size model was built in the Tokyo district of...

Sakae District, Nagoya, Japan 4

Wandering Around Nagoya’s Sakae District

Located two kilometers east of Nagoya Station, this downtown district is surrounded with a department stores and a variety of shops. And due to its close proximity with our Conference venue, this became our place to hang out during our...

Nagoya Castle - the city's iconic landmark (Aichi, Japan) 3

Nagoya Castle (名古屋城)

One of the iconic landmark of Nagoya, the Nagoya Castle was built during Edo Period. Survived many wars and calamities, this castle has become a part of the culture of Nagoya for centuries. Since it is just near the venue...

(Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do) Imjingak; DMZ; South Korea 1

Imjingak: Korean War’s Place of Grief and Agony

The place of grief and agony of the Korean War and the tension between the two states. That’s how Imjingak (임진각) is described, now a popular tourist spot visited by estimated five million Koreans and foreigners yearly. It was developed...

Korea War Memorial 0

Immortalizing Heroes at Korea War Memorial

We’re already been in Seoul, so we wasted no opportunity in visiting the Korea War Memorial. That’s why immediately after buying some computer electronic stuffs in Yongsan (considered the Greenhills/Gilmore of Seoul), we were invited by our friend, Sir Donald to...