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Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Apr 16, 2015 By Ray Proper

Seeing a sumo match is an important check mark completing any extended visit to Japan.   Sumo is the Japanese sport...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese Cooking Classes in Tokyo

Apr 14, 2015 By Bert Wishart

Food shopping in Japan has a reputation for being a touch on the expensive side, and as you wander the aisles of...[ Click to read more ]

F.C. Tokyo: A Rags to Soccer Riches Story

Apr 13, 2015 By Bert Wishart

Japan is a nation that thrives on its sporting endeavors, and while it may be baseball that grabs most of...[ Click to read more ]

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Ice Hockey in Nagoya

Apr 02, 2015 By Ray Proper

Did you know there are at least 5 ice hockey teams in and around Nagoya? From children’s to adult teams,...[ Click to read more ]

HSBC Sevens World Series Tokyo Sevens

Mar 13, 2015 By

Rugby sevens is a variation of the standard rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead...[ Click to read more ]

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Japanese Festival (matsuri) Food Explained

Mar 05, 2015 By Bert Wishart

The arrival of spring means only one thing in Japan: hanami. Hanami is a great time when people get together in...[ Click to read more ]


Noritake Garden – Nagoya’s Ceramic Star

Feb 27, 2015 By Bert Wishart

Aichi is well known as a centre of Japanese industry, but what is less well known is that it is also...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Plant and Museum Tour

Feb 26, 2015 By Bert Wishart

As the third largest producer worldwide, there can be no doubting the importance of the automobile industry to Japan’s economy,...[ Click to read more ]

Girls Day and Hina Matsuri Events in Nagoya and Aichi

Feb 23, 2015 By Ray Proper

March starts out with a holiday for girls. The aptly named “Girls Day” coincides with the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival),...[ Click to read more ]

English Speaking Nail Salon in Nagoya

Feb 23, 2015 By

You can get your nails done in Japan too, in fact the "nail art" they do here is pretty impressive....[ Click to read more ]