With the maximum speed of 320 Km/h, being on a Shinkanse (bullet train -新幹線) feels like being on a plane that is hurtling down the runway right before take-off; it runs fast, but smoother and much less noise. The view outside the window looks like a video playing on fast-forward.
Riding Shinkansen is a bit of an experience in itself. For many visitors it is one of the ‘must do’ things on the list.
Japanese cell biologist Osumi Yoshinori won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2016, for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy, a process that cells use to recycle and rebuild cellular components.
Fasting activates autophagy, which can rapidly provide fuel for energy and building blocks for renewal of cellular parts, helping to slow down the aging process. And guess what turns off autophagy! Eating –
Hostels are one of the cheap accommodations popular among budget travelers. If you're looking for a cozy and social place to stay in Japan, that won't break the bank, then a hostel is likely your best choice.
Hostels usually have spacious common areas that allow guests to get to know one other, and actually for many hostelers, the opportunity to meet other travelers is part of the appeal.
When people think about emergency preparedness they think about those who are preparing for doomsday. Even here in Japan, the world’s most earthquake-prone county, many households are unprepared to go without food or water for few days.
Do you have food restrictions; allergies, vegetarian diets, Halal food only! Do you have an emergency food supply set aside in case disaster strikes?
The key thing here is to remember that emergencies by their definition; you don’t know they are coming!
Japan is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters, mainly due to it being in the Ring of Fire which is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
The country has gone through thousands of years of earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods and even volcanic eruptions, which in turn have affected its economy, development, and social life.