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Want to take part in a traditional Japanese festival?

Sep 26, 2014 By Bert Wishart

No matter where in Japan you go, there always seems to be some festival or another going on. They vary...[ Click to read more ]

Know your Shinto: rituals and behaviour at a Shinto shrine

Sep 08, 2014 By Bert Wishart

When sightseeing in Japan, some of the most popular and fascinating places to visit will be the many shrines devoted...[ Click to read more ]

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Gyudon at Yoshinoya – Beef Bowls for Everybody!

Sep 02, 2014 By Ray Proper

“Gyudon,” a (beef bowl) belongs in the Japanese category of a donburi, or bowl dish. It is made with beef...[ Click to read more ]

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Theaters in Nagoya – Go See a Movie!

Aug 28, 2014 By Admin

With summer temperatures soaring and as Nagoya's famed humidity rises, you'll probably be wanting to find things to do that...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Use Meitetsu Trains from Nagoya Station

Aug 28, 2014 By Bert Wishart

There are many great reasons to live in Nagoya. One reason is that, being in the centre of the country...[ Click to read more ]

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Tebasaki – Famous Nagoya Meibutsu

Aug 05, 2014 By First Admin

Famous foods for any given area in Japan are called meibutsu. Osaka meibutsu is okonomiyaki (as is Hiroshima's meibutsu, but they...[ Click to read more ]

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Churches and Places of Worship in Nagoya

Aug 05, 2014 By Ray Proper

The Nagoya International Center does a good job of keeping track of these; if you do not see what you...[ Click to read more ]

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Ossu Brasil – Great Rotisserie Chicken in Osu, Nagoya

Jul 28, 2014 By Ray Proper

Since 1994, Osso Brasil has been serving up great Brazilian food in Osu. Long a popular spot amongst the foreign population, it is...[ Click to read more ]

Securing your Home in Nagoya Against Burglary

Jul 28, 2014 By Ray Proper

Although a very safe country to live in generally, not even Japan is completely free of crime.  It is easy...[ Click to read more ]

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Ise Grand Shrine, Mie – One of the Most Sacred Spots in Japan

Jul 22, 2014 By Bert Wishart

Japanese folklore has it that Yata no kagami, or the "eight hand mirror," was brought to earth by Ninigi-no-Mikoto; legendary ancestor...[ Click to read more ]