• Preparations for the 1940 Olympic Games and lessons for Tokyo 2020
    May 1st, 2013By Category: Culture, Events
    In the modern bid process, every aspect of the Games is documented in advance to help the International Olympic Committee (IOC) come to their decision. Tokyo’s vast 2020 candidature file outlines the Organising Committee’s Olympic vision in great detail, from planne ... » Continue Reading
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    Iron Man 3: A Little Bit of Everything Rolled Into One
    April 30th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Iron Man 3 will be released in 4D in Nagoya, - 4D meaning vibrating seats, smell-o-vision and more, that are coordinated with the action scenes in the movie. I've seen Captain America on 4D, and to be honest, I wasn't that impressed, so we decided not to try it on 4D ... » Continue Reading
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    A Delicious and Healthy Summer Smoothie
    April 26th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Lately I've been spending a lot of time in a kitchen, so I've decided to try to make more recipes to share with everyone. Few days ago, I got blender. I was actually inspired several days ago when I went to this Mexican restaurant and ordered a cocktail, which turned o ... » Continue Reading
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    Tulip Festival Kiso Sansen Park
    April 24th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Kiso Sansen Park also called Kiso Sansen Koen is an urban city park located in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The park first opened in 1987 and is the largest urban park in Japan. Kiso Sansen (木曽三川) refers to the three great rivers that all pass by the park. The th ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan’s First 4D Movie Theatre to Open With Iron Man 3
    April 23rd, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    The first 4D cinema in Japan, located in Nagoya, plans to begin screening twelve movies a year in 4D, beginning with Iron Man 3 on April 26th. The format will allow cinemagoers to experience moving seats, strobe lighting, bubbles floating from the ceiling and 1,000 ... » Continue Reading
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    Tokyo’s Olympic Origins 1930-1936
    April 19th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Japan has successfully hosted the Olympic Games on three occasions; the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. In 1936, the 1940 Olympic Games were also awarded to Tokyo. However, the right to ho ... » Continue Reading
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    10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Furnishing My Apartment
    April 18th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    1) You Have to Start from Scratch Renting an apartment means just that—an apartment. What you get is an empty space, and nothing else. No stove, no fridge, no curtains or lights. So whatever you are budgeting for your up-front fees, like a deposit and/or first an ... » Continue Reading
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    Don’t Cook That Fish!
    April 17th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Much to the chagrin of my family (my mother’s side is Greek and my father’s is British, so fish was a common staple for both parents), I always had trouble stomaching fish. Even the smell of it cooking was enough to turn my stomach. And it wasn’t for a lack of attemp ... » Continue Reading
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    Executive Fight Night 2: Why I fight
    April 16th, 2013By Category: Living in Japan
    Why I Want To Fight By Adam "The Landlord" German Wake up hung over. Stumble out of bed and into the shower. Get dressed and head to the station without breakfast. Work a full day, go out drinking with friends / co-workers / clients / by myself. Go home, fal ... » Continue Reading
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    Around da block 6
    April 16th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    It’s Saturday evening and my girlfriend askes me whether or not we are going to go and give the print to the old lady from Around da block 4 or not. I think about it for a while and tell her don’t worry about it. I was initially scared to go on my own but I have ... » Continue Reading
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    Yozakura: Cherry Blossoms at Night
    April 15th, 2013By Category: Play
    Hanami is a big part of spring tradition in Japan, but so is Yozakura. Yozakura is Hanami at night. People come after dark to sit under the lit up cherry blossoms and drink and eat with friends and family. Basically, celebrating the arrival of spring. Spring this year ... » Continue Reading
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    Romeo and Juliet on stage in Nagoya
    April 12th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    About 5 years ago, I was surprised to discover that a friend was going to appear on stage in Nagoya in an English language community theatre production of A Christmas Carol. Despite being in the city for about a year at the time, I had no idea such things were go ... » Continue Reading