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.
About 75 minutes east of Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, lies Toyokawa, a small city with a lot of...[ Click to read more ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
There are myriad aspects of Japanese culture that can baffle the outsider, but on the face of it, omiyage seems...[ Click to read more ]
There are so many great things about living in Japan, but for me one of the best is the plethora...[ Click to read more ]
A few years ago, I noticed on social media that my friend, Iain Maloney, had developed an obsession with lighthouses....[ Click to read more ]