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Picking Mikan Oranges in Nagoya

Oct 24, 2012 By Ray Proper

Late autumn and winter in Japan is orange season, and people go nuts for them.  When I first came to...[ Click to read more ]

The Case for (Back) Home Cookin’

Oct 15, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="300"] National Azabu is the most well-known import supermarket in Tokyo[/caption] So you've come to Japan and...[ Click to read more ]

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100 Yen Stores in Nagoya – Not “cheap,” CHEAP!

Sep 29, 2012 By Ray Proper

Back home you might not shop at what we in the US refer to as “dollar stores,” or stores where...[ Click to read more ]

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Flea and Farmer’s Markets in Nagoya

Sep 14, 2012 By Ray Proper

Flea Market at Osu Kannon Temple Osu Kannon Temple was moved to its current location by the very late and...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Unagi in Nagoya: Hitsumabushi

Jul 26, 2012 By Ray Proper

July 27 is Unagi no hi, or Unagi day!  Unagi, or barbequed freshwater eel, is readily available all over Japan....[ Click to read more ]

Thai Food in Nagoya

Jul 09, 2012 By Ray Proper

Quite a few restaurants in the Nagoya area serve up authentic Thai food, or ingredients.  Thai food gets more popular...[ Click to read more ]

Hamburger Restaurants in Nagoya

Jun 26, 2012 By Ray Proper

Yes, it has been kind of done to death, but Hamburgers are an important staple in many people's diets. Even...[ Click to read more ]

The Pig in Osu – Yabaton Kushi Katsu

Jun 09, 2012 By Ray Proper

If you have spent any time in Nagoya at all, you'll recognize the Yabaton pig. Yabaton is a staple food...[ Click to read more ]

Hisayaodori Park in the Heart of Nagoya

May 22, 2012 By Ray Proper

Sakae’s Hisayaodori Park is a very nice urban park that features events on weekends; if the weather is good, nearly...[ Click to read more ]

A Basic Guide to Japanese Apartments in Nagoya

Apr 12, 2012 By Ray Proper

To start with, apartments in Japan are measured in “Jo”. Jo uses the size of one tatami mat, the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

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