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 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 […]

Gujo Hachiman, an Edo Era Town That’s Much More Than a Song and a Dance

November 1, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

You may recall that, back in July, we posted about the Gujo Hachiman Bon Odori festival, a four day extravaganza of all night dancing, perhaps the most famous event of its type in all of Japan. While it is quite an extraordinary sight, there is a good chance that you were unable (or even disinclined) […]

Kobe’s Gift to the World – Karaoke!

November 1, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Of all the things that Japan has given the world karaoke may be the most fun. It was Kobe’s own Daisuke Inoue who launched the craze of the “empty orchestra” nearly half a century ago. The Osaka-born Inoue was a drummer and band manager who came up with the idea for the karaoke machine when […]

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