Author: cosaka9

Amsterdam, Netherlands

A few of my guy friends and I decided to meet up in Amsterdam in June 2013.  Some of them have just graduated from college so it was a great city to celebrate! A friend and I took the train from Paris to Amsterdam and […]

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Central Park Post Polar Vortex

For my last spring break as a college student, I decided to go to New York City. Many of you may question my choice of destination….but I promise it will make sense.  I picked NYC because my sister and her husband lives there along with […]

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Tokyo, Japan: Giant Gundam, Odaiba

Stereotypical image of Japan involves giant Gozillas and robots for many people.  Unfortunately you will not see a real Gozilla stomping around Tokyo, but there is actually a place where you can see a real giant robot.  That robot isn’t just a robot its Gundam. For […]

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Matyrs’ Shrine

  Matyr’s Shrine was originally called Takao Jinja (Kaohsiung Temple in Japanese)  and was a Japanese colonial temple.  The building was dedicated to Omononushi-no-Mikoto and Emperor Sutoku.  In 1972 the severing of Sino-Japanese diplomatic ties evoked an outcry against the Japanese, hence the call for the […]

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Lotus Lake

My expat father have recently moved to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I visited the country for the first time with my mother to visit my father during my winter break 2014.  Although it was January, the climate was warm with the right amount of breeze.  Kaohsiung is […]

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Osaka, Japan Dotonbori

When I visited Kyoto, we took a train one night to see the night life in Osaka. Many of you probably don’t know this but my last name is Osaka.  I don’t know how many times I get asked if I am actually from the […]

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Kyoto Japan: Fushimi Inari Shrine

When I visited Japan winter from December 2013-January 2014, I got a chance to visit Kyoto, Japan.  As a Japanese I have always wanted to indulge in all the beautiful and historic shrines and temples in Kyoto.  Fushimi Inari Shrine, 伏見稲荷大社 was probably one of […]

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