Get Inked: Nagoya’s Tattoo Parlours

September 28, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The subject of tattoos in Japan is a bit taboo. The history of body modification in Japan is long, going back as far as the Jomon Period (roughly 10,500 B.C. to 300 B.C.). But in modern Japan, however, tattooing is immediately associated with criminal organizations, and those with body ink began from society: banned from onsens […]

Free Places to Visit During the Nagoya Festival

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Nagoya has a long and rich history, and The Nagoya Festival is a great time to celebrate this great city in which we live. Of course, the parade through the town is the festival’s greatest spectacle, but you may be surprised to know that there are also plenty of other things going on which are […]

Enter a new world at VR-Zone Shinjuku

September 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

As the goggles slipped over my face and headphones popped over my ears, I was told to relax and move as naturally as possible. “Don’t worry, you will not bump into any walls or people because of the tracking system.” Suddenly the test screen disappeared and I could see a whole world around me along […]

Down With The Kids (TV Shows)

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

For children making friends can be so much about shared knowledge and experience. This can be difficult when moving to a new country where cultural references are different (and I will never forget the sting of being told, as I sat outside of my new American home after having moved from England that the MC […]

Discovering Japan at the Japanese Folk Festival and Cultural Fair

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

One of the great pleasures of living in Japan is discovering the wide array of cultural differences that we encounter. From arts to food to ways of life, it is difficult to overstate how not only different, but also amazing, this country’s cultural heritage is. Another delight is how proud the Japanese are of their […]

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