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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

February 22, 2018 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 of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura), it means time spent with friends and family outdoors with, especially by the younger generations of Japan, copious food and drink. […]

Hey Joe – Nagoya’s Best Coffee Shops

February 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

While stereotype would have it that the Japanese are all nothing but green tea fiends, if you just look around there can be no doubt that the nation is in fact run on coffee, with everyone from salarymen to schoolgirls (there goes those stereotypes again) chugging down the stuff all throughout the day. In the […]

Soldiering on at The Battlefields of Nagakute

February 1, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Visit the grounds of one of Japan’s most historic battles. When considering Japanese history, most people will think of two key places: Kyoto and Tokyo. The former was for long the country’s capital, is steeped in tradition, and was home to the Imperial family; while the latter – in the guise of Edo – became […]

Tokugawa Ieyasu, a Potted Biography of Aichi’s Great Shogun

January 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japan’s history is one that is rich in character, deep in intrigue and littered with interesting characters. From the pre-history Jōmon period to today’s modern hyper-technological age, dynasties have come and gone, innovations have shaped the world, and many a great man and woman have imposed their personalities on the land. But perhaps none have […]

Cross-Cultural Exchange Association – CCEA Nagoya

January 26, 2018 by admin

The CCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding and friendships among women of all nationalities living in the Nagoya Area. The Cross-Cultural Exchange Association, or the “CCEA,” was formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, international understanding and friendships amongst women of all nationalities living […]

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