World SAMURAI Summit in Samurai Heartland, Aichi!!

Aichi has long been recognized as the “Home of the Samurai”, as most of the more famous samurai through history were born in and around Aichi. To celebrate their rich heritage, Aichi Prefecture recently staged the World SAMURAI Summit on…

Ramen 101: How and What to Order

Oh the weather outside might be frightful, but a warm bowl of ramen is so delightful. With Japanese winter in full swing, the warm and delicious reasons to leave the house are even more tempting. One of those belly-warming delights…

Brewery Tours in Nagoya

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, the Japanese are most proud of their sake and rightly so. However, while sake is one of the most recognisable totems of Japanese culture, outside of the country, you’ll be hard pressed to find…

Scouting in Nagoya

When Lord Baden Powell published the first edition of ‘Scouting for Boys’, a guidebook of survival techniques he learned during the Second Boer War and adapted for Britian’s youth he sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Although the Scouting movement has become very different to…

Al Iksir – Searchable Database of Japanese Medicines

Al Iksir is a searchable database of Japanese medicines, specifically created to assist people who are living or visiting Japan and do not speak the languge. The name “Al Iksir” comes from the root word “Elixir”, a medicine that cures all…

Real Estate and Apartments in Nagoya, Japan

Japan Home Search offers real estate and apartment listings featuring the best properties available throughout Japan. Our service is tailored to deliver properties from Japan’s multi-listing real estate market that truly meet the needs of foreign residents of Japan.  Source:…

Introduction to Mobile Service in Japan

Mobile Phone Service in Japan In recent years, the number of companies offering mobile phone service in Japan has increased substantially, along with the variety of plans available. While not a comprehensive list by any means, the information listed below…

The Wisdom of Ancient Stones – Tsunami Stones

Japan is a most beguiling land of ancient wisdom and modern technology. The two beliefs often mingle and sometimes conflict. One place where ancient culture and a present grounded in science have rubbed against each other is the tsunami stones…