November is “Know Your Garbage and Recyclables” Month!

November is “Know your Garbage and Recyclables” Month 11月は分別マナーアップ推進月間です。 Are you separating your recyclables and waste correctly? Here’s a quick refresher on the right way to separate. ●Spray cans, disposable lighters, lithium batteries (non-rechargeable), canned solid fuel   ●Small rechargeable…

Nagoya City Science Museum – Night Planetarium

Nagoya City Science Museum – Night Planetarium: Christmas Night 名古屋市科学館 プラネタリウム夜間投影「クリスマスの夜」 See a planetarium show on the theme of the night at Christmas, in a fusion of starscapes, video and music. Limited to High School students and older. (Commentary in…

How to Play Pachinko

As gambling for money is illegal in Japan, you’ll find none of the slot machines that are common in casinos in the West. To fill the gap, Japan has its own unique game: pachinko. The game resembles pinball (except vertical),…

Nagoya’s Expat Bars

While coming to Japan is all very exciting, and it’s interesting meeting new people and going on new adventures, sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. Heck, sometimes you just wanna go where they know how to pronounce…

Seeking Nagoya’s Sushi

Think ‘Japanese food,’ and your mind automatically goes to sushi, doesn’t it? It is the food that typifies the nation, and it’s the first thing most people want to eat when they come to Japan. Nagoya isn’t known for sushi,…

Vietnamese national not prosecuted over ‘underground bank’

TOKYO (TR) – Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of a Vietnamese national for operating what is considered an “underground bank,” which funneled money illegally from… The post Vietnamese national not prosecuted over ‘underground bank’ appeared first on TokyoReporter. ———————————————————- Vietnamese…

Get Inked: Nagoya’s Tattoo Parlours

The subject of tattoos in Japan is a bit taboo. The history of body modification in Japan is long, going back as far as the Jomon Period (roughly 10,500 B.C. to 300 B.C.). But in modern Japan, however, tattooing is immediately…