Aichi Prefecture

Getting a Pet in Nagoya

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Nothing completes a family like an additional member, in the form of a pet. Whether a cat, dog, or something less orthodox, it can be really nice having a companion...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Exercise in Nagoya While Social Distancing

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you are working from home, self-isolating, or social distancing, it is vital to keep your fitness and energy levels high. The WHO states that exercise is important for battling...[ Click to read more ]

Your Nagoya Community Needs You!

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether lockdown-induced boredom, sick to the back teeth with work from home 'colleagues,' or having already watched so much NETFLIX that there is nothing left but Adam Sandler movies, we...[ Click to read more ]

Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Potted Biography of Nagoya’s Pauper Prince

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

In a world of strict social code, stringent class, and unbreakable caste systems, the samurai era was not a time when upward social mobility was to be dreamed of, let...[ Click to read more ]

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Make Your Mask Jazzy and Japanese!

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

While the rush on toilet roll seems to have abated, there is one thing, in these corona-stricken times, that you can't get your hands on for love nor money, and...[ Click to read more ]

English Alcoholics Anonymous in Nagoya

Apr 12, 2020 By Admin

Japan is a drinking country. You do not have to be here very long before you see your first "salaryman" passed out in front of the station, dead drunk at...[ Click to read more ]

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Rack Them Up! Five Places to Play Pool and Billiards in Nagoya

Mar 18, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

"Show me a man who is good at pool, and I'll show you a man who had a misspent youth," my father once said. It was one of those times...[ Click to read more ]

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Wisteria Festivals: Aichi’s Other ‘Hanami’

Mar 18, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

There can be absolutely no doubt that in Japan, the month of April is very much the month the cherry blossom tree. However, as quickly as it has come, the...[ Click to read more ]

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Therapeutic Spa at Gamagori’s Thalgo Laguna

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether natural spring onsen or communal bathing sentos, Japan's penchant for soaking in the tub with friends and family is legendary, however, for those of us who have not necessarily...[ Click to read more ]

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Join Amnesty International in Nagoya

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya is currently seeing a rise in activism. From environmental concerns to issues of social justice, all over the city groups of concerned locals and ex-pats are joining together to...[ Click to read more ]

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