Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

Valentine’s Day in Japan – February 14 In Japan, the “Craziness of Valentine’s Day” falls mainly on the women. Unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan the tradition calls for women to give chocolate to the person they’re dating,…

Tokugawa Garden and Art Museum in Nagoya

In the eastern suburbs of Nagoya, not far from the transport hub station of Ozone, lies Tokugawa Park, an oasis of serenity that is often overlooked by tourists and locals alike. That it is so overlooked is a shame, yet…

Craft Beer Tasting

Craft Beer Tasting Sample craft beers produced by over 10 breweries from throughout the Tokai region at this event presented by JETRO Nagoya. Participation is free! Participants are requested to pre-register for the event (see below), and to post pictures…

7-Bank Brings Financial Convenience to the Conbini

Japan is unquestionably home to an overwhelming number of convenience stores, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know 99% of them have ATMs inside them. The four largest chains operate their own finance subsidiaries to help facilitate those…

How to Get a Phone Number in Japan

Usually the minute you land in another country, you can head over to the nearest mobile phone kiosk or even convenience store in the airport and score a prepaid SIM to pop in your phone that will give you a…