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Food For Thought

I love Japanese food. I love most foods, I must admit, but there is a special fondness in my heart for Japanese cuisine. Many foreigners living in Nagoya (and, indeed, Japan) would admit that, if it wasn’t a major reason for wanting to come here, food is certainly a pleasant fringe benefit of being an expatriate.


Hiking on Murodou-Taira

Hiking on Murodou-Taira Highland in Mt. Tateyama- By  Mr. Ito, a Nagoya International Center Volunteer I went on a hiking trip with a friend of mine to Murodou-taira Highland at Mt.Tateyama – located in Toyama Prefecture. This is the travel report. A bus which took us up started JR Nagoya Station for Mt. Tateyama at […]


Nagoya to Azerbaijan

After attending the 2005 Aichi World Expo Tarana Huseynova wanted to bring a piece of Japan back with her to her native Azerbaijan. A Japanese woman that Tarana met at the Expo took the idea a step further and in April 2006 sent 10 cherry saplings to her in Azerbaijan.


Lost in Translation

LOST IN TRANSLATION I resolve to make less resolutions…   ■  By Miguel A. L. Esquivel (NIC Out and About Volunteer) First things first. To those of you—okay, both of you—who saw my article on mysterious Japanese foods last month, thank you. While I enjoy writing in general, I have to admit that that article, […]


The Unbeaten Path

THE UNBEATEN PATH A stay at Shunkoin Temple offers Kyoto visitors a surprising alternative to stay in during their visits   ■  By Miguel A. L. Esquivel (NIC Out and About Volunteer) As our JR train pulls into Kyoto station, my friend Victoria and I cannot help but feel excited. After all, the weather is […]


Sightseeing & Gourmet Soba in Kyoto

On Monday, July 21st six members of my soba-uchi group (handmade soba noodle making group) went to Kyoto to visit some soba shops famous for serving their delicious soba noodles. This is the travel report.


Go in Nagoya

The Game of Go ■ By Pieter Mioch   In Japanese it’s called “(i)Go” the Koreans call it “Baduk” and in China, the land where the game originally is from, Go is best known as “Weiqi”. Two players can play one game in 10 minutes but often games take well over an hour to complete. […]


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