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Classic Japow: Why you need to visit before it’s too late

The year was 2007. The first ever iPhone was announced. The 7th book in the Harry Potter series sold 11million copies in its first 24hrs on the shelves. Shaun White was still the man to beat in both snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle. AND… it was my first taste of the incredulously deep and oh-so-light Japanese pow pow! Little did I know this would be the start of long, affectionate relationship with the land of the rising sun.

Evening lights in Niseko from Kutchan town - by Keith Stubbs

Another Japan Stint!

Time is becoming a much more valuable commodity in my life these days. It was very hard to drag myself away from New Zealand this year, especially with 360qw going so well and the sun in Wanaka shining so strong. None-the-less I’m back in Niseko, Japan, working on the ground with the 360niseko boys (it’s[…]