Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Dec 13, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japan experiences is the pet café. As most apartments in Japan do not allow animals, people are unable to have pets. People who just cannot live without that too cute pink nose snuggle snuggle time with their pet of choice have the option...[ Click to read more ]

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Electronic Toll Collection System: How to get ETC without a Credit Card

Dec 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Electronic Toll Collection System, or ETC, is the wireless toll system used on Japanese expressways. With it, you can breeze through collection points and the toll is automatically charged to your account- without stopping at a toll booth. The ETC system was instituted to relieve congestion caused by traffic jams...[ Click to read more ]

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The Nagoya Barbarians Rugby Club

Jun 04, 2010 By Ray Proper

Established in 2003, the Nagoya Barbarians are the only international team of it’s kind in the central Japan area, and have been climbing the Aichi rugby from it's inception as an idea penciled on a pub napkin. Team members come from all parts of the globe, and all share a...[ Click to read more ]

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Don’t Get The Point

Apr 19, 2010 By First Admin

Did you know that traffic infractions in Japan will cost you money and “points” on your license, if not jail time? Too many points, and you are back to walking to the convenience store. If you have no other violations, have a bad month and accumulate 6 points in parking...[ Click to read more ]

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Sending Money Home

Mar 25, 2010 By First Admin

You can send money internationally from pretty much any bank, but I have found the two following ways the best for me. The first used to be the cheapest way to send small amounts of money (please check this before you send), and the second is the easiest way to...[ Click to read more ]

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Household and Oversized Garbage Collection in Nagoya

Mar 05, 2010 By First Admin

Sorting trash in Japan can be a real pain in the neck, especially in Nagoya. Paper, plastic, burnable, non-burnable, spray cans, etc. all need to be separated in the right colored bag, thrown out on the right day and in the right area or the Gomi Police will come looking...[ Click to read more ]

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Counselling in English at Life Matters Counselling Center

Oct 25, 2009 By First Admin

Jillian Mickleborough-Sugiyama is the director of Life Matters counseling center in Nisshin. Jillian, a Canadian citizen and long-term resident of Nagoya, Japan, brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience related to life transitions, crisis, and cultural diversity. She has a Master of Counselling and is established in private practice...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating out

Dec 21, 2007 By First Admin

Eating out in any big city in Japan provides a great chance for you to sample some great Japanese cuisine along with a range of international foods including; Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, French and Moroccan. Eating in a Japanese restaurant is usually a little more difficult than eating in a...[ Click to read more ]

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