Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 2

November 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants and bars pop up all the time, and you can be strolling down a familiar street and suddenly notice a temple you’ve never seen before. […]

Drinking Sake Warms Winters in Hiroshima

November 28, 2018 by Jade Brischke

How do you get warm and stay warm when the temperature in Hiroshima drops during the winter? Ah, that’s easy, the locals tell me, hot sake! With the weather getting cooler, now is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the best sake around and also the time to work out what type […]

Taiwan Ramen – Famous Nagoya Meibutsu

November 28, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Nagoya’s cuisine is pretty different from traditional Japanese fare. While most of the best known Japanese dishes are famed for their subtlety, their delicateness, and their graceful tastes, with its spicy red miso and peppery tebasaki, Nagoya cuisine is known for having a bit of a kick to it, and none more so than Taiwan ramen! […]

Enkai Etiquette; Office Party Do’s and Don’ts

November 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Starting work in a new office can be pretty stressful. Each office can have its own particular rules and culture, and this is particularly true when in a new country. While some things remain the same, there can be vast differences between the way things were back home to how they are in Japan. One […]

Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

November 27, 2018 by Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in Japan since the Heian Era (starting in 794) and the foods are easily recognizable by the special bento boxes called jūbako, which are often stacked for larger families or parties.  Like many places in Asia, […]

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