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Taiwan Ramen – Famous Nagoya Meibutsu

Nov 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya's cuisine is pretty different from traditional Japanese fare. While most of the best known Japanese dishes are famed for their...[ Click to read more ]

Enkai Etiquette; Office Party Do’s and Don’ts

Nov 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Starting work in a new office can be pretty stressful. Each office can have its own particular rules and culture,...[ Click to read more ]

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Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

Nov 27, 2018 By Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Winter Illuminations

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Seasonal illuminations are a big deal in Japan. From the famous Kobe Luminarie, donated by the Italian government following the...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Hiroshima isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of skiing in Japan. We’re a long way...[ Click to read more ]

Onsen In and Around Hiroshima

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Hot springs, or ‘onsen,’ are a great idea any time of year, but there’s something about being outside and up...[ Click to read more ]

Ise’s Oyster Eating Extravaganza in Mie

Nov 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

In much of the world, oysters are considered something of a delicacy. They are an aphrodisiac, they are rare, and thanks...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Nov 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan and the country shuts down for several days as...[ Click to read more ]

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Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

Nov 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="10px"] Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya's orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts'. Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a...[ Click to read more ]