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Making Yose Nabe – Recipe

Mar 01, 2012 By Ray Proper

Yose Nabe is a simple hot pot dish. The ingredients are flexible, but the first four are basically required in...[ Click to read more ]

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Sakae: The Beating Heart of Nagoya, Japan

Feb 15, 2012 By Ray Proper

Sakae (栄) is located in Aichi, Nagoya, Naka-ku. Sakae is arguably the main entertainment area of Nagoya, and the hub...[ Click to read more ]

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English Alcoholics Anonymous in Nagoya

Feb 02, 2012 By Ray Proper

Japan is a drinking country. You do not have to be here very long before you see your first salary...[ Click to read more ]

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Making Gyudon at Home!

Oct 23, 2011 By Ray Proper

Live in a Japan for any longer than about a day and you will run smack into Yoshinoya, or some...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Largest Freshwater Aquarium – Aquatotto Gifu

Oct 17, 2011 By Ray Proper

Water Eco Park is Japan’s largest freshwater aquarium. The aquarium is a part of the Kiso River Water Park in...[ Click to read more ]

Yakitori – Grilled Chicken on a Stick. It’s good!

Oct 07, 2011 By Ray Proper

Yakitori in a nutshell: kill chicken, put on stick, grill over fire, and eat. The world at large suffers a...[ Click to read more ]

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Autumn’s Treat – Matsutake Mushrooms

Sep 26, 2011 By Ray Proper

Just about everyone has seen these mushrooms in the supermarket; these are not the grown on top of a bottle...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanazawa Castle Park in Ishikawa Prefecture

Sep 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa Castle is a large castle in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan that has been lovingly restored. Located adjacent...[ Click to read more ]

Utsumi Beach on the Chita Peninsula Near Nagoya

Aug 29, 2011 By Ray Proper

They say Utsumi Beach has the finest sand in the world, but probably only the Japanese say that. It is...[ Click to read more ]