Living in Japan

Expat groups around Nagoya


Nagoya, including the surrounding region, has very active expatriate communities. There isn’t just one community; there are a variety of them. Each community serves a particular interest. While there is some overlap in the membership... more

Aichi Small Business Support Center


Have you thought about starting off a new business in Japan, particularly in the Aichi area? As you are probably aware, there is a level of bureaucracy to negotiate that is probably very alien to... more

Partners in Crime: Life in a mountain village


Among the things that I have learnt from living in Japan is the problem of having too many principles. Each situation is different and one should change accordingly. And, then, with time, one’s views change, or... more

Bicycling and Nagoya

Bicycling and Nagoya


It seems like everyone rides a bicycle in Japan. Most of the major cities, being built on river deltas, are pretty flat, making riding a bicycle a much more practical option than some other cities... more

Aichi-Nagoya international Business Center


The Aichi World Exposition was held in 2005 in Aichi. One point that the local authorities became painfully aware of at the time was that internationally (and to a degree, within Japan), brand name recognition... more

Hot springs in the Chubu region

Hot springs in the Chubu region


As the weather begins to cool down and the festival season ends it is time for the most relaxing of all Japanese past times – having a bath - to be taken up again in... more

Turning Ideas into Success

Turning Ideas into Success


If you’d of told me I was to become a photographer about 8 years ago, I’d wouldn’t of believed you. Originally practicing Holistic Therapy in England, I’d married a Japanese man and relocated with him to... more

Nagoya Beats: the sound of Nagoya

Nagoya Beats: the sound of Nagoya


It’s a Wednesday, and yet another chilly night on the streets of Nagoya. But despite the cold temperatures I’ve rugged myself up, wearing all my thermal underwear as well as a few extra layers, and... more

Amit Roy: musician extraordinairre


Only the fingers give him away. They constantly strum at his thigh when he is not holding his instrument, and the worn nails look as though they have been playing the sitar for eternity. Amit... more

Nagoya Irish music


Bumphy’s Irish Pub, located in Kakuozan, is home to some fine live music by a veritable plethora of musicians: Tom Bauerle, David Dycus and Gerry Meister are just a few of the local performers that... more

PREV   1   2   3   4   5   NEXT