Yearly Archives: 2009


December 14, 2009 by First Admin

You perhaps couldn’t tell it driving down the street, but Komaki City is a great place for expats to go on a Sunday shopping expedition or afternoon out. Here are some things Komaki has to offer: Komaki Pool (Open 10am-8pm on school holidays, 1pm-8pm weekdays, Closed Mondays) Ph: 0568-78-0102  This indoor heated pool is public and […]

Online Conversions

November 22, 2009 by First Admin

Have you ever wondered just how big your 6 tatami room really is? Trying to figure out if it’s possible to live in an area of 26 tsubo? Wondering just how many goh of rice is too many goh of rice as you measure it out in the rice cooker? Online Unit Conversion is the […]

Having a Baby in Japan

November 16, 2009 by First Admin

Having a baby in a culture other than your own can be intimidating to say the least. Relax, you’re in a country that boasts one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Birth in Japan is not treated as a medical condition, and midwives hold as much status as doctors do to bring […]

Counselling in English at Life Matters Counselling Center

October 25, 2009 by First Admin

Jillian Mickleborough-Sugiyama is the director of Life Matters counselling 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 with an office that boast sweeping […]

Prettying Up

September 16, 2009 by First Admin

Finding a place to get your hair cut or coloured, your nails done or your legs waxed… is easy if you speak Japanese. But where to go if you’re just new and want some English speaking pamper? Here is a list of places already popular with the English speaking crowd… –*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*–*– Hello Beauty in Ikeshita offers […]

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