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Family Fun at Nagoya’s Kodomo Land

With the summer holidays fast approaching, its that time of the year when we start to think about how we can fill those long days with activities for our children. Of course there is nothing wrong with kids just having fun,…

Lucky Yen

Did you know that the 5 yen coin is the luckiest of all? It’s because of the way the name of the coin sounds in Japanese “Go-en” – the same pronunciation as the word for destiny in Japanese. An American…

Lake Biwa Summer Adventures

As the largest freshwater lake in all of Japan, Lake Biwa is no stranger to tourism. Especially as the weather warms up and the days grow longer, residents and visitors alike flock to this natural wonderland for a fun and…

VoIP Calling in Japan

With the rise of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling applications, pricey unlimited calling plans are becoming increasingly less popular. Use of VoIP can reduce overall costs for phone use domestically and especially internationally. Popular Apps and Benefits of VoIP For the big…

TV Service in Japan

In the past, the best TV programming option for expatriates living in Japan has been to contract with one of the cable providers which offer a dozen or so popular English channels. In recent years, with the growth of internet-based…

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be in for a surprise.  The largest professional sports competition, in…