Category - Musings

Various news stories and other interests

Hiking in Japan: Why Insurance Matters

Japan Rescue Organization Hiking Accident Statistics One of the hazards of outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, mountain biking or skiing is that it entails an element of risk. For solo adventurers such as myself, the level of risk is even more significant with a real potential for things to...

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Shinano-Kawakami Station

Old-world Charm: Enter Shinano-Kawakami Station The effects of Japan’s declining population are being felt in virtually all aspects of Japanese society and public...

Mawarime Daira Campsite

A Tranquil Campsite at the Foothills of Mount Kinpu As far as relaxing campsites go, Mawarime Daira in Kawakami Village, Nagano Prefecture is hard to surpass. Last week...