July Festivals Around Nagoya and Beyond

Jun 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Though the air is getting hot and sticky and permanently filled with the perma-drone of cicadas, July is perhaps one of the best months in Japan (and not just because it's my birthday). That's July marks the beginning of the matsuri [festival] season. It is a time when local communities...[ Click to read more ]

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Cycle Routes Near Nagoya

May 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With the Giro d'Italia already underway and the Grand Tours of France and Spain soon to come, you may be feeling inspired to get on your road bike and put some kilometers in your legs. However, living in the middle of the city you may feel like there is nowhere...[ Click to read more ]

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Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

By Mark Guthrie

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and although officially the season does not begin until June 22, for many businesses summer started from the end of the Golden Week holiday. That is because the first day of...[ Click to read more ]

Tour de Nagoya – See Nagoya in a Day

May 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Summer is a time for cycling, with the Tour de France the world's most famous race. Of course, there is no equivalent in our fair city of Nagoya, so I thought I would come up with one. But this is not a superhuman challenge of endurance like 'le Tour,' but...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

May 19, 2019 By Ray Proper

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still, I prefer to use products and eat foods from my own country in a lot of cases; decent peanut butter, for example. Maybe in your case, Vegemite? There are lots...[ 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 ]

Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

By Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya which, together with Himakajima and Shinojima, makes up the Aichi Archipelago. Small it may be, but it is absolutely packed with things to do. Seeing Sakushima Island Sakushima is a delightful little island, and when...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota: The Driving Force Behind Aichi’s Prosperity

Apr 22, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi Prefecture is well known for manufacturing, but there is one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Toyota Motoring Corporation that sprang up from the Aichi city that now bears its name is (by some metrics) the largest automobile producer in the world, and without it,...[ Click to read more ]

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Cross-Cultural Exchange Association – CCEA Nagoya

Apr 20, 2019 By Admin

The CCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding and friendships among women of all nationalities living in the Nagoya Area. The Cross-Cultural Exchange Association, or the “CCEA,” was formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding, and friendships amongst women...[ Click to read more ]

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