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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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Nagoya Ramen Festival 2019

By Ray Proper

Ramen is a classic Japanese food.  If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their favorite...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya City Science Museum

Dec 12, 2018 By Ray Proper

The Nagoya City Science Museum (NCSM) is a fairly recent addition to the list of things to do in Nagoya....[ Click to read more ]

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Mexican Food in Nagoya

Dec 02, 2018 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has a reasonable number of options available if you are looking for Mexican food. In order of preference, you...[ Click to read more ]

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Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

Nov 27, 2018 By Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in...[ Click to read more ]

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Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

Nov 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="10px"] Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya's orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate...[ Click to read more ]

Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2018

Nov 21, 2018 By Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents,...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya

By Ray Proper

Nagoya has very good food, and there are a lot of options available to you on a day to day...[ Click to read more ]