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Renewing a Working Visa in Japan

Today is one of those days... The day most expats in Japan dread almost as much as going to the Doctor or Dentist. At...

Deck The Halls with…lots of Kentucky Fried Chicken???

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures cooler, and the decorations brighter. Yep, it's Christmas time again, and people all over the world are...

French Nationals in Japan Dealing with Recent Tragedy

Being away from your family, friends, and loved ones is never easy.  It's especially difficult if you live in a country with a culture that's...

Nagoya Players: 40 years of bringing grassroots drama to the Tokai...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Ok, it was just a period devoid of any plays done in...

Halloween Japanese Style

Halloween - this previously little-known festival of Celtic origin has become one of the most famous celebrations of the spooky, strange, and macabre. All...

Big in Japan (Nagoya) – Aya Kawakami

Actress, University Teacher, Vocal Coach, and Singer, Aya is not easily thrown into just one category. She is a self-made, strong, modern woman, not...

Big in Japan (Nagoya) – Adam Demby

Hey folks, this Month's installment of Big in Japan features a truly uniquely eclectic drummer from New Jersey in the US. I met Adam many...

Lost in Translation

Upon arriving on these shores, you realise that you're definitely not in Kansas anymore. The cultural aspects aside, the language differences are a big...

Nagashi Somen – A Midsummer Tradition

What do you do when the temperatures reach high enough levels that even the Pits of Hell seem like a nice way to cool...

World Cosplay Summit 2015 (Visual Wrap Up)

Even though it was nearly 40 Degrees outside, and thus one of the hottest years on record in Nagoya, it was another great year...