Articles

  • Highlights of Himaka Island (Aichi...

    Just a 10-minute ferry ride from Morozaki Port in Minamichita, Himaka Island or Himakajima is so small that it takes only about 30 minutes to drive around. The 1,900-strong population either work in...

  • 5 Best Places to Visit and 3 Meals...

    A magical region Aside from food, Mihama and its surrounds in South Chita offer much to see and do. Stay for a few days and enjoy the beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and sparkling sea. Light o...

  • Nihon Fukushi University – M...

    As it marks its 66th anniversary this year, Nihon Fukushi University has much to celebrate. Not only does it boast the largest online student enrolment in Japan (numbers stand at 7,000 currently), it ...

  • Interview with the Owner of Joyful...

    How big is your farm and what does it grow? It’s 10,000sqm in size and we grow strawberries, oranges, sweet potatoes, Japanese radishes and grapes. Our main crops are strawberries, which are grown in...

  • Excellent snacks in Mihama(Aichi)...

    Cracking good fun One of the most delicious snacks in the area is churned out by Ebisenbei-no-Sato, a renowned maker of prawn crackers. Take a visit to their mega store and factory, where 400 milli...

  • The bond between Mihama (Aichi) an...

    When the 14-year-old Mihama native named Yamamoto Otokichi started work as a sailor, he had no idea how much his life was to change. His journeys took him to North America, Britain and Macau before he...

  • Chef Beppe De Vito interview...

    "I come from Puglia, which is an agricultural region in Italy. My family farm is there. I grew up on it, and I saw how hard my grandparents worked to care for it. And the pleasure of eating fresh pro...

  • The Sapporo Snow Festival –...

    Japan’s northernmost city, Sapporo, host of the 1972 Winter Olympics, is a freezing place in winter. If you can’t ski or ice skate, there isn’t much to do except watch snow fall, dig your driveway cle...

  • A whole LATTE LOVE

    Victor Mah, President of the Singapore Coffee Association and ASEAN Coffee Federation, shares why Japanese cafés have such a hold on us. Why are more Japanese cafés setting up shop in Singapore? A...

  • Let’s CELEBRATE!

    If you’re visiting Japan this time of year, especially in the countryside, you’re in for a treat. Filled with celebratory traditions and customs, the Japanese New Year is a wonderful season. This peri...

  • New Japanese restaurant openings i...

    Live teppanyaki at Don Don Donki Clarke Quay The supermarket chain’s newest outlet may have been in the (social media) news recently for its immensely popular peach smoothies. But here’s more food go...

  • HIGH TEA the Japanese way

    You’ve done your share of English afternoon tea sets with buttered scones and cucumber sandwiches, and eaten your way through every local high tea buffet. Now it’s time to try a Japanese-style afterno...