Before becoming America’s cancer crusader, Lance Armstrong dealt with testicular cancer that metastasized to his brain. Brad Deacon maneuvers around wild boar.
“I came around a bend and right there, in front of me, in the... more
Having recently returned to Nagoya after an 8-year absence, I have developed the impression that the economy is doing fairly well (except, perhaps, in the language school market!). Nagoya towers, Midland Square, major new outlet... more
As many may know, the Nagoya region is home to one of the biggest and most extensive automotive industry clusters in the world. While Toyota and Nippon Denso may be household names, there are an... more
There are these moments where you as a foreign women feel stuck in the Chubu region. Nagoya may be booming, but language barriers, homesickness, living outside of Nagoya in a more rural area, a job... more
“Nani sore?”…”Kowai!”…”Kawaii!”…”Shiro mo aru!”
From Sakae to Nagoya Station, from Minato Matsuri to Nakata Matsuri, wherever the Mosshi-mosshi Troop made its mysterious appearances, those were the sure sequence of reactions. But what exactly is it that... more
At the conclusion of the three-part “Otokichi Saga” which documented the amazing story of Otokichi Yamamoto, the presumed first Japanese visitor to North America (see previous three Avenues issues), I put a note asking for... more