Nostalgic Car Festival

May 20, 2019 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out the Gulf Nagoya Nostalgic Car Festival, which features classic rides.  There are no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well as other attractions such as; special guests, performances, and a food court. Gulf Nagoya Nostalgic Car Festival 2019...[ Click to read more ]

English Information For Friends Toyota – Making and Tasting Soba Noodles with English Support

May 17, 2019 By Admin

Try your hand at making soba from scratch! Local experts will show you step by step. Join in the fun and taste the difference! *When: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:00 ~ 13:00 *Where: The cooking room at the Gender Equality Promotion Center (2F Toyota Industry and Culture Center) Free parking...[ Click to read more ]

Japan National Correctional Facilities Exhibition in Tokyo

Apr 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Spending a weekend in jail is probably not at the top of most people’s list, but if you’ve had a passing thought about what a Japanese prison is like, then just like everything else in JapanLand, there’s a festival for it. Called Correctional Exhibitions (矯正展), they give a chance for...[ Click to read more ]

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Diving into Hiroshima’s Sakes

Apr 23, 2019 By Matt Mangham

If you’ve only recently moved to Hiroshima, you may not yet be aware that you are in one of Japan’s three great centers for sake production, the other two being in Kobe and Kyoto. Of the three, Hiroshima is both the youngest and, by some metrics, the most innovative. Until...[ Click to read more ]

2019 Heisei Abdication & Reiwa Coronation

Apr 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Unless you’ve made a concerted effort to avoid Japanese news headlines for the last two years, you already know that the current patriarch of the world’s oldest royal family, Emperor Akihito, will step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne and make way for his son Prince Naruhito to be crowned. A...[ Click to read more ]

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Horsing Around at Tado Festival in Mie

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan has so many strange, eccentric and exciting festivals every year that it is sometimes difficult to keep track. However, few festivals are exciting and dramatic as Ageuma-Shinji, held every year in Tado, Mie. Also known as Tado Festival, Ageuma-Shinji has been held in this sleepy little town since the Nanboku-chō...[ Click to read more ]

How to Spend Easter in Kobe

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Easter is not generally celebrated in Japan, but the growing community of western expats in the country means that provisions for the festival have increased in recent years. If you're keen to get into the festive spirit in Kobe, here are a few suggestions on where to go and what...[ Click to read more ]

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Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival

By Ray Proper

The Chubu Walkathon is back!  This exciting event raises money for charity and offers a great family friendly day in the park for adults and children alike. The Walkathon is not just a walking course.  This fun and memorable family event offers great food, live music and stage shows, a...[ Click to read more ]

Ten Nagoya Suggestions for the Ten Days of Golden Week (Part Two)

Mar 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

You may have noticed, that people are starting to get excited about Golden Week. Of course, people always get excited around Golden Week, when public holidays combine to make an extended block of time off, but this year it's even better! With Emperor Akihito abdicating this year, another holiday has been...[ Click to read more ]

Ten Nagoya Suggestions for the Ten Days of Golden Week (Part One)

By Mark Guthrie

You may have noticed, that people are starting to get excited about Golden Week. Of course, people always get excited around Golden Week, when some public holidays combine to make an extended block of time off, but this year it's even better. With Emperor Akihito abdicating this year, another holiday...[ Click to read more ]