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Greg Beck
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Professional Writer, Photographer, Japanese Translator & Cultural Consultant
Professional Writer, Photographer, Japanese Translator & Cultural Consultant

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Izu ain't no one trick pony! Check out part 2 of my blog, where we leave Mishima, and arrive in SHUZENJI! All photos by yours truly ;)

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Hidden Japan: IZU Part 2 of 2 (Shuzenji)
For Part 1 about Izu's Mishima City, Click Here.  Welcome back to Shizuoka, Japan's peninsula of Izu! As some kind locals pointed out, these are only a fraction of fun things to do, based on the sights I was able to squeeze into my last trip to Japan, and i...

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Hidden Japan: IZU Part 1 of 2
Most foreign tourists fly by the peninsula of Izu (pronounced, "e-Zoo"), on their bullet trains from Tokyo to Kyoto. Some headed to nearby Mt. Fuji may start counting the stops left to their destination, without ever realizing the culturally meaningful, his...

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My newest blog post has Japanese travel, food, history and culture... did I mention I took lots of pictures, too?

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Travel in Japan: Mishima
M ost foreign tourists fly by the peninsula of Izu (pronounced, "e-Zoo"), on their bullet trains from Tokyo to Kyoto. Some headed to nearby Mt. Fuji may start counting the stops left to their destination, without ever realizing the culturally meaningful, hi...

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ADULTING 101, Part 2
Credit, Debt, and Savings, - The Real Triforce of Adulting You won't learn this from your teachers, and your parents may fret about it constantly, without ever actually sharing their concerns or insight, but these three sides of your finances are key to you...

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Photo Blog: BRAZIL!


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ADULTING 101
AKA: What high School Should Have Taught Me There is one theme for class: "WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME?!?" Our first lesson: Investing Without Money I took an abbreviated Economics class during winter-break, my senior year at Amphitheater High School. Even less ...

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Catch Me if You Can
Wearing the shirt I gave him no less! Lots of grown-man love this guy.  As usual, I'm late. I just returned from Japan, but this is not about that. I wasn't able to visit Hiroshima, but in July, I took an all too brief trip back to New York, where this beau...

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What Japan Wants to Put in Your Mouth
I had the privilege to attend Mutual Trading's trade show, showcasing the latest innovations in Japanese food, liquor, secret ingredients and restaurant hardware - if you ever asked yourself, "with all those robots, how do they not have a machine that makes...
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