Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon

Are you too keen on candy to run a marathon? Do you need sugary enticement to get you to that finishing line? Then the Aichi Sweets Marathon in Moricoro Park is right up your, um, running track. While gobbling down sweets…

Making sense of the Consumption Tax rate hike

It’s officially happening after many delays and false starts, Japan’s consumption tax (消費税 shohizei) will go from 8% to 10% on October 1st, 2019. The tax is levied on almost every purchase, from food and drink to train fares and…

Staying Safe from Torrential Rain

What is torrential rain? Torrential rain refers to a large amount of rain that falls in a narrow area over several hours due to the stagnation of the rainy season front or the approach of a typhoon. Such localized heavy…

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 Britain’s youth he sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Although the Scouting movement has become very different…

Gifu: High school boy stabs woman with scissors at pharmacy

Injuries to the victim are not considered life-threatening, police said The post Gifu: High school boy stabs woman with scissors at pharmacy appeared first on TokyoReporter. ———————————————————- Gifu: High school boy stabs woman with scissors at pharmacy Original Source: Tokyo…

Aichi: Record 177 kg of cocaine seized from freighter

Cocaine was concealed in an area where water enters the ship to cool its engines The post Aichi: Record 177 kg of cocaine seized from freighter appeared first on TokyoReporter. ———————————————————- Aichi: Record 177 kg of cocaine seized from freighter…

Under The Bridge Nagoya Music Festival

Nagoya’s music and art scene is a broad church that encompasses varying styles and genres. At the Under the Bridge Nagoya festival, many of these artists, both locally grown and from the ex-pat community, are coming together under one roof.…