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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

Straight Outta Nagoya – Great Bands and Artists From the Nation’s Center City

Jul 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When reading listings for live performers on tour, it can feel like Nagoya is completely missed out by all the...[ Click to read more ]

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Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast....[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s COVID-19 Tracking App – What You Need to Know

Jun 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's government has released a tracking application that will notify its users...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress...[ Click to read more ]

Ice, Ice Baby – Chillin’ This Summer at Nagoya’s Best Ice Cream Shops

By Mark Guthrie

It's started. The summer is swelling, the heat is ramping up, and the humidity is already off the charts. Needless...[ Click to read more ]

Whisky Galore! Discovering Nagoya’s Whisky Bars

Jun 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is, it is fair to say, whiskey crazy. Since it was first produced in the country in around 1870,...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Goes Pop – Finding Nagoya in Popular Culture

Jun 10, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Judging by any popular culture you may come across, you could be fooled into thinking that Japan is separated into...[ Click to read more ]

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Yakiniku in Nagoya

May 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of yakiniku, you probably can't help but think of strips of sumptuous, marbled wagyu beef sizzling on...[ Click to read more ]

Ichiro, a Potted History of Aichi’s Baseball Legend

By Mark Guthrie

Since being introduced to Japan in 1872, baseball has risen to become a national pastime bordering on obsession, in many...[ Click to read more ]

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Jet Around Nagoya with Bicycle Sharing

By Mark Guthrie

While it may not be the biggest or even the most congested of cities, sometimes getting around Nagoya can be...[ Click to read more ]

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