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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

July Festivals Around Nagoya and Beyond

Jun 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Though the air is getting hot and sticky and permanently filled with the perma-drone of cicadas, July is perhaps one...[ Click to read more ]

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Five Japanese Authors You Should Read

By Mark Guthrie

From the stories of twelfth century court life in the world's oldest novel, Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji, to the...[ Click to read more ]

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Cycle Routes Near Nagoya

May 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With the Giro d'Italia already underway and the Grand Tours of France and Spain soon to come, you may be...[ Click to read more ]

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Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

By Mark Guthrie

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and...[ Click to read more ]

Tour de Nagoya – See Nagoya in a Day

May 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Summer is a time for cycling, with the Tour de France the world's most famous race. Of course, there is...[ Click to read more ]

The Kawaii Rejection of Society

By Mark Guthrie

Japan is in the grips of a cult. But this is no religious extremism or political fanaticism. This cult is...[ Click to read more ]

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Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

May 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya which, together with Himakajima and...[ Click to read more ]

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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