Rain, rain, go away! Places to go in Hiroshima when it rains

November 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

How’s about this rain hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colourful language and none of it is positive. Combined with fluctuating temperatures, it’s causing all sorts of problems, particularly with people who have allergies. More to the point though, […]

Yokogawa: the old Hiroshima neighbourhood

November 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Yokogawa, in the west of Hiroshima, has been my neighbourhood since 2014. I was first introduced to it via a friend who said she thought it would suit my arty, creative personality. She said lots of quirky and interesting people live here and she was right. The area has a very different feel from downtown […]

Nagoya Motor Show 2017

November 1, 2017 by admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Motor Show. There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well as other attractions such as special guests, performances, and a food court. Nagoya Motor Show 2017 N0vember 23-26 www.nagoya-motorshow.com Portmesse Nagoya Address: 〒455-0848 Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, Minato Ward, Kinjofuto, 2 Chome−2 […]

Kobe Marathon 2017

November 1, 2017 by admin

The general public is free to participate in this foot race presented in Kobe. Some 20,000 people take part in this race, which is time-limited to 7 hours. The foot race began in 2011. Come join the race and run through the port city of Kobe! The course starts in front of Kobe City Office […]

Allen Keys at the Ready, IKEA has Arrived in Nagoya!

November 1, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When you move to a new country there are all manner of little things that you don’t think about, things that might make moving into your own home a little more difficult. This is particularly true of Japan. For me, aside from there not being an oven in my first Japanese home (and I even […]

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