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The Chunichi Newspaper Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Festival

Jul 30, 2010 By Ray Proper

The Chunichi Nagara Gawa Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the last Saturday of July from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. This...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Oiden Matsuri in Toyota City

Jul 21, 2010 By Ray Proper

" Oiden" is taken from the local Mikawa dialect.  It means “Come on,” as in come on and dance!  This festival brings...[ Click to read more ]

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The Nagoya Barbarians Rugby Club

Jun 04, 2010 By Ray Proper

Established in 2003, the Nagoya Barbarians are the only international team of it’s kind in the central Japan area, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Don’t Get The Point

Apr 19, 2010 By First Admin

Did you know that traffic infractions in Japan will cost you money and “points” on your license, if not jail...[ Click to read more ]

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Sending Money Home

Mar 25, 2010 By First Admin

You can send money internationally from pretty much any bank, but I have found the two following ways the best...[ Click to read more ]

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Dec 14, 2009 By First Admin

You perhaps couldn't tell it driving down the street, but Komaki City is a great place for expats to go...[ Click to read more ]

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Counselling in English at Life Matters Counselling Center

Oct 25, 2009 By First Admin

Jillian Mickleborough-Sugiyama is the director of Life Matters counseling center in Nisshin. Jillian, a Canadian citizen and long-term resident of Nagoya,...[ Click to read more ]

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Last Swim of Summer – at Iwayado Near Seto City

Aug 25, 2009 By First Admin

Iwayado within the boundaries of Seto City, but far away from the train stations and apartment buildings that one expects...[ Click to read more ]