Summer is a time for cycling, with the Tour de France the world’s most famous race. Of course, there is no equivalent in our fair city of Nagoya, so I thought I would come up with one. But this is not a superhuman challenge of endurance like ‘le Tour,’ but instead a great way to […] Source H&R Group K.K.
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 from what he may have imagined it to be (I’m not quite sure […] Source H&R Group K.K.
You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still, I prefer to use products and eat foods from my own country in many cases; decent peanut butter, for example. Maybe in your case, Vegemite? There are lots of products from home that I could […] Source H&R Group K.K.
Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected by these storms. Still, residents of any part of Japan are likely to experience one or more during their time here. A typhoon is the […] Source H&R Group K.K.
As you are no doubt well aware, Japanese food rates among the best in the world. However, if you are vegan or even vegetarian, you may struggle to have your needs catered for. Many vegetarians have found themselves offered the ‘vegetarian; option’ in a restaurant, only to discover that it contains seafood or fish. Even […] Source H&R Group K.K.
The Toyota Motor Organization is one of the keystones of Japan’s world-renowned manufacturing industry, and since 1926, Toyota has been the byword for Japanese excellence and innovation. Much of this innovation took place right here in Aichi Prefecture, from the initial plant in the city that came to bear the corporation’s name to what has […] Source H&R Group K.K.
With the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France already done and Vuelta e Espana soon to come, you may be feeling inspired to get on your road bike and put some kilometers in your legs. However, living in the middle of the city, you may feel like there is nowhere to go; we are […] Source H&R Group K.K.
Whether you have just a passing interest or have studied for years, something is amazing about learning a martial art in the land of its conception, as well as giving you the skills necessary to improve in the sport; doing so also provides an unparalleled insight into the background, culture, and discipline of the art […] Source H&R Group K.K.
Shortly before I first came to Japan, I was at a friend’s wedding party, and knowing of my impending trip, the bride had set me at the table next to a Japanese woman. As I peppered her with the usual questions about my soon-to-be home, she noted, quite matter of factly, “one of Nagoya’s delicacies […] Source H&R Group K.K.
Nagoya has a deep and dark secret… Well a deep, but pretty well-lit secret, actually. Did you know that it is home to Japan’s oldest underground pedestrian passageway and shopping mall network? Underground shopping malls, or 地下街 (chikagai), are pretty common in the larger urban cities in Japan. They can provide a dry, comfortable, climate-controlled […]