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Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

May 19, 2019 By Ray Proper

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still,...[ Click to read more ]

Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival

Apr 15, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Chubu Walkathon is back!  This exciting event raises money for charity and offers a great family friendly day in...[ Click to read more ]

Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

Mar 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

The famous Belgian Beer Weekend traditionally takes place the first weekend of September at the beautiful “Grand Place of Brussels."...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end...[ Click to read more ]

Charity Groups and Events in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world, by some measures, the most populous.   While all...[ Click to read more ]

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The Top 5 Parks Around Tokyo

By Ray Proper

The metropolis is a great place to live, but the space available to you isn't always great and being constantly...[ Click to read more ]

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Setsubun Festivals in Nagoya

Jan 25, 2019 By Ray Proper

  "That Bean-Throwing Festival" Setsubun, or "That Bean-Throwing Festival" celebrates the beginning of spring in Japan. Celebrated yearly on February...[ Click to read more ]

Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

Jan 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

Valentine’s Day in Japan - February 14 In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine’s Day" falls mainly on the women. Unlike most...[ Click to read more ]

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