Living in Japan

From the band's perspective


Faith does not consist of what the world believes. It consists of what the individual believes, or perhaps more precisely, of what the individual would like to believe. I like to believe that I am a... more

Sushi Caberet: Nagoya style!


Hailing from four different countries, the members of The Sushi Cabaret Club met and formed their band in Nagoya in 2003. This trivial twist of birthplace happenstance should not lead one to assume, however, that... more

Auditions for Nagoya Players


AUDITION NOTICE: ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN The Nagoya Players is proud to present its first musical in 25 years! DIRECTOR: ANTHONY GILMORE MUSICAL DIRECTOR: PRISCA MOLOTSI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DAVID OLAF STAGE MANAGER: JOHN LENIHAN PROPOSED... more

World Class MBA in Japan: is there one?


Japan’s post-war economy (“The Japanese Miracle”) has been exhaustively reviewed and, for the most part, heavily praised. Say what you will about Japan, the size of its economy, its growth, and Japan’s contributions to manufacturing... more

Natural Produce store in Nagoya

Natural Produce store in Nagoya


A one-minute walk from exit 4 of Kakuozan station sits a new store. A glass window is decorated with forest imagery, and a white display dominates the view. You might think it is a café... more

ARK Japan: Taking care of the less fortunate


There is a saying that goes ‘Wherever you go in the world, you will always find an English woman running an animal rescue centre in the hills’. Elizabeth Oliver came to Japan out of curiosity.... more

The first English ship to reach Japan?

The first English ship to reach Japan?


In late 1610, Dutch adventurers Peter Floris and Lucas Antheunis arrived in London and soon succeeded in gaining the financial backing of Sir Thoman Smythe, governor of the East Indies Company, for an English expedition... more

Good Day Sunshine


Can this be winter? It’s a clear, warm day and I’m sunbathing in the armchair outside the front door of my mountain home. As I dip a petite madeleine into my coffee I’m half hoping... more

Biting hard: economic crises and the Brazilian community

Biting hard: economic crises and the Brazilian community


The current world financial crisis and the Japanese recession is really starting to bite, and no more so than amongst the Brazilian community in Japan. The Chubu region has the greatest population of Brazilians in... more

English Immersion Montessori Education in Mie


Don’t tell them how to do it, show them how to do it and don’t say a word. If you tell them, they’ll watch your lips move. If you show them, they’ll want to do... more

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