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 to your chin in hot water that just really appeals in the depths of winter. Fortunately, you don’t need to book a room at one of the famous Kyushu hot...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems

Aug 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants and bars pop up all the time, and you can be strolling down a familiar street and suddenly notice a...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan. Many of us come from countries where this is quite normal (my last summer trip back home had highs around 40ºC/101ºF), a large number may not have ever experienced this...[ Click to read more ]

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Hospitals in Nagoya Atsuta Ward

Jul 12, 2018 By Yamamori

Nagoya Eye Clinic - 名古屋アイクリニック Branch of medicine:  Ophthalmology Telephone:  0120-758-049 / 052-872-0490 Address:  Meitetsu Kanayama Dai 1 Bldg. 3F, 25-1 Namiyose-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zYKcJRhdQBE2) Website:  www.lasik.jp/?cat=36  Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 8:00-12:00 ○ ○ ○ × ○ ○ 14:00-18:00 ○ ○ ○ × ○ ○* Saturdays: 1:00...[ Click to read more ]

Dive in Kobe Places to Swim this Summer

Jun 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With temperatures rising for the summer it can be easy to resort to staying inside as often as possible. Though the air conditioning at home might be necessary sometimes, for Kobe residents and visitors, there are a multitude of other ways to stay cool while also getting out of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Bringing or Importing Medicines into Japan

May 23, 2018 By Ray Proper

Caution is required when bringing any kind of medicine into Japan. Many products that are commonly available over the counter elsewhere in the world are not approved for sale in Japan (examples include medicines that contain Pseudoephedrine, such as Actifed, Sudafed, and Vicks inhalers) and their import is strictly prohibited....[ Click to read more ]

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Smoking Alternatives in Japan for World No Tobacco Day

Apr 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While in some areas such as AI, robotics and technology Japan is considered very much an advanced nation, there are some areas in which the country remains in the dark ages. A prime example of this is its attitude towards smoking. While in much of the developed world, lighting up...[ Click to read more ]

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Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion Sneezing Cough Watery eyes Runny nose Scratchy throat The most common culprit for producing allergy symptoms in Japan is the...[ Click to read more ]

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Watanabe Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Clinic, Aichi, Nagoya, Meito-ku

Feb 12, 2018 By Admin

Watanabe Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Clinic - わたなべ整形外科運動器クリニック Branch of medicine: Orthopedic, rehabilitation, rheumatism Phone:  052-704-4711 Address:  1-214-2 Kamenoi, Meito-ku, Nagoya Website:  http://watanabeortho.com/ Hours: Reception hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9:00–12:30 ○ ○ × ○ ○ ○* × 16:00–19:00 ○ ○ × ○ ○ × × Closed on...[ Click to read more ]

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Suzuki Hospital in Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City

Dec 26, 2017 By Admin

Suzuki Hospital - 鈴木病院 Branch of medicine: Ob-gyn, pediatric Telephone:             0565-33-8051 URL:               http://suzuki-hp.jp/pc.php Address:                 1-10-8 Tsukimi-cho, Toyota Open Hours: [spacer height="20px"] Closed: Sundays and Public Holidays Note: Please make sure that the Suzuki Hospital interpreter is available before visiting the hospital. (Joanna the Suzuki Hospital interpreter is only available...[ Click to read more ]