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Mark Guthrie

Novelist, copywriter and graduate from the most prestigious university in Sunderland, Mark whiles away his precious time on this Earth by writing about popular culture, travel, food and pretty much anything else that is likely to win him the Pulitzer he desperately craves. Find some more of his musings at www.markguthriewrites.com and on instagram @markguthriewrites

Toyota: The Driving Force Behind Aichi’s Prosperity

Apr 22, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi Prefecture is well known for manufacturing, but there is one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest....[ Click to read more ]

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Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo

Apr 19, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Cinco de Mayo, while originally a commemoration of an unlikely victory for the Mexican Army against the then powerful French in...[ Click to read more ]

What is Golden Week?

Apr 18, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation that famously takes their working week very seriously. Hours are often long and hard and, as...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Agricultural Centre

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With spring well and truly in full swing, and the weather improving day by day, now is a great time...[ Click to read more ]

Yasuke: From Mozambique to Slave to Samurai

By Mark Guthrie

Whether it is on the subway, in a restaurant or just walking down the street, most foreigners in Japan know...[ Click to read more ]

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Horsing Around at Tado Festival in Mie

By Mark Guthrie

Japan has so many strange, eccentric and exciting festivals every year that it is sometimes difficult to keep track. However,...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2019

Apr 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday period in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a...[ Click to read more ]

Get Cycling in Tokyo

Apr 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis such as Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean that you...[ Click to read more ]

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Mountain Biking in Japan

Mar 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Being such a mountainous country, Japan is a fantastic place to go mountain biking. Right across the land, there are...[ Click to read more ]

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Miso Katsu, Nagoya’s Number One ‘Soul Food’

By Mark Guthrie

Ask anyone around the country what springs to mind when you think of Nagoya, and you might be surprised to...[ Click to read more ]