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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…

Art Exhibitions to See in Nagoya – May 2017

Night Snow, by Utagawa Hirose While not usually considered a cultural heartland of art, like Tokyo, there are actually plenty of great exhibitions to see in the city. Below is our pick of the bunch for this May. Utagawa Hirose –…

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…

Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

The famous Belgian Beer Weekend traditionally takes place in the first weekend of September at the beautiful “Grand Place of Brussels.”  The Japan versions of this event? Not in September! Belgian beer, food and music. Welcome to the best weekend! Belgium…

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…

Japan: Where the Streets Have No Name

When Bono was writing “Where the Streets Have No Names” for U2 he was speaking metaphorically about social injustice on the streets of Northern Ireland. But there is a place where most of the streets do not have names and…

Family Fun at Moricoro Park

When one thinks of Nagoya’s parks there is a good chance that either Tsuruma Koen in Showa-ku or Meijo Koen in Kita-ku spring to mind, and there is a good chance that you haven’t even heard of Moricoro Park. And that’s…