Nagoya City

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical...[ Click to read more ]

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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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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A Call To Action – Nagoya NGOs at Which You Can Make a Difference

Feb 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

From the environment to animal rights to families living below the poverty line, there are unfortunately a broad number of issues that plague our society. Fortunately, there are a number...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2020 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty...[ Click to read more ]

Really Seeing The Sights: Observation Decks Around Nagoya

Feb 21, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love or loathe the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are no two ways about it: Nagoya is a fantastic place. There is so much going...[ Click to read more ]

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A Blooming Great Valentine’s Day – Where, and How, to Buy Flowers in Nagoya

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Continuing a tradition that goes back to the time that St Valentine wondered what to get Cupid as a thank you for all his hard work spreading the love*, for...[ Click to read more ]

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Feasting on Fugu – Where to Eat Blowfish in Aichi

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

You've probably seen that classic episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to a Japanese restaurant and eats fugu, a pufferfish equally famed for its sublime, delicate flavor, and that...[ Click to read more ]

Chocs Away! Where to Buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and in Japan, that means just one thing: chocolate. Now, everyone knows that here in Japan, we do things a little differently, namely that...[ Click to read more ]

The Way of Tea – Japanese Tea Ceremony in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Also referred to as the Way of  Tea, the Japanese tea ceremony elevates the preparation and presentation of 'macha,' or powdered green tea, to a ceremonial activity of great cultural...[ Click to read more ]

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