End of the road: What is it about Japan’s Aokigahara Forest that attracts tourists?

It is one of the scariest places on earth, with an evil aura and a spooky disposition. And as I mentioned, I felt I was being watched when I was there. Is it a haunted place? My bone-chilling assessment is “yes”. End of the road: What is it about Japan’s Aokigahara Forest that attracts tourists? […]



Off The Beat: Getting spooked in Shibuya, Japan

It’s not always about the pumpkins and the Grim Reaper.In Japan,Halloween has a distinctly different flavour. Off The Beat: Getting spooked in Shibuya, Japan The Japanese take their Halloween seriously – no, dead seriously! The world’s biggest Halloween celebration isn’t in the United States but in Tokyo, where the world converges in Shibuya for the […]


Looking East – by Leesan

As the island nation is prone to natural disasters, its people are well trained in disaster preparedness and have strong adaptive skills. What’s more is that rescue, cleanup, revitalisation are the standard operating procedures for the government of Japan.