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Nagoya’s Expat Bars

October 15, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

While coming to Japan is all very exciting, and it’s interesting meeting new people and going on new adventures, sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. Heck, sometimes you just wanna go where they know how to pronounce your name correctly. Hence the draw of the ex-pat bar. Whether living short-term in Nagoya, […]

Seeking Nagoya’s Sushi

October 15, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Think ‘Japanese food,’ and your mind automatically goes to sushi, doesn’t it? It is the food that typifies the nation, and it’s the first thing most people want to eat when they come to Japan. Nagoya isn’t known for sushi, but having the second largest fish market in Japan, it should come as no surprise […]

Get Inked: Nagoya’s Tattoo Parlours

September 28, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The subject of tattoos in Japan is a bit taboo.┬áThe 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 […]

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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