Author Archive Bert Wishart

Bert Wishart

Novelist, copywriter and graduate from the most prestigious university in Sunderland, Bert 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.

Day Trips – History, Heritage, and Natural Beauty in Toyokawa

Jan 31, 2024 By Bert Wishart

About 75 minutes east of Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, lies Toyokawa, a small city with a lot of...[ Click to read more ]

Get Your Game Face on – Spocha, Japan’s Family-Friendly Sports and Gaming Entertainmant

Jan 29, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Do you love sports but rarely have a chance to play? Perhaps you've never swung a bat or tossed a...[ Click to read more ]

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Himakajima – Aichi’s Octopus Island

By Bert Wishart

Have you ever wondered what the planet would look like if it was taken over by octopuses? No? Ah, well...[ Click to read more ]

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Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed...[ Click to read more ]

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Cool Japan – How to Stay Warm in the Japanese Winter

By Bert Wishart

While winters in Japan’s more mountainous and northern regions get pretty chilly, here in Nagoya, temperatures rarely drop below zero....[ Click to read more ]

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Getting a Kick out of Karate – What’s it all about and where to do it in Nagoya

Nov 30, 2023 By Bert Wishart

When I was six years old, my parents signed me up at a local karate class. I’m not sure why;...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Hiroshima 2023

By Bert Wishart

Hiroshima has great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year. During...[ Click to read more ]

Omiyage – More Than Just a Souvenir, it’s a Way of Life!

Nov 28, 2023 By Bert Wishart

There are myriad aspects of Japanese culture that can baffle the outsider, but on the face of it, omiyage seems...[ Click to read more ]

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Know your Nio from your Komainu – Exploring Nagoya’s Temples and Shrines

Oct 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

There are so many great things about living in Japan, but for me one of the best is the plethora...[ Click to read more ]

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Scots on the Rocks – The Japan Lights, an Enlightening New Book by Iain Maloney

By Bert Wishart

A few years ago, I noticed on social media that my friend, Iain Maloney, had developed an obsession with lighthouses....[ Click to read more ]

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