to Lifestyles Central Japan
We are proud to present the latest English
Tree venture. A place we want you to call
‘home’. A place you can find
out about what’s going on in Central
Japan. A place with information about daily
living, recreation, the latest in entertainment,
news, travel and so much more. And a place
where you can find shops and services that
have the English speaking support that can
make your shopping experience a joy instead
of a trial. It’s simple to use and
you can see right away whether a place has
an English Speaker Available or is a customer
of our English Speaker Supported Service
take a look at some of the places you’ll rely
on for Shopping
Business Portal: We are determined to promote as
many foreign and Japanese owned businesses as we
can whilst maintaining the integrity of the Lifestyles
Central Japan (LCJ). So you won’t get bombarded
with unwanted advertising and annoying pop-ups but
can access shopping information when you need it.
This also means you will have access to an unrivalled
amount of information about shops, products and
services in the central Japan area. Not only do
we provide the shops contact details and type of
service but also easy to understand instructions
on how to get there, information and photographs
detailing the stores services and products, special
printable coupons that can be used in the stores
and most importantly the level of English speaker
support each shop can provide.
When searching our business portal, look for the
English Speaker Available and English Speaker Supported
logos on each of the businesses listed. What’s
more, each of the businesses who carry either (or
both) of the English Tree marks will have the corresponding
decals displayed at the entrance to their business,
making it easy for you to identify the business’s
level of English speaker support.
what’s in store for you when you click on
Local bands, upcoming performance artists, theatre,
events, the best places for your nightlife and much
more is what you’ll find in our entertainment
section. If it’s hot, then more than likely
you’ll find it on our website. Have an opinion,
review or entertainment hotspot you would like explored?
Let’s us know as we aim to make this about
the people of central Japan.
you like exploring your surroundings? Click on Travel
If you like to travel, we have you covered. Not
only will you find information on domestic and international
locations but you’ll also get special offers,
travel tips and stories from our correspondents
you need to stay in touch with current events then
take a peek in News
You’ll find all the current news stories listed
here plus some extras that will keep you better
informed about life in Japan. Regular spots include
Earth Watch, a section dedicated to the environment
around us and Scam Alert, a section dedicated to
keeping you aware of all the shonky practices you
might run into or which might run into you.
you like to play, then click Recreation
In this section you’ll find articles about
social clubs, theme parks and ways you can unwind.
If you like singing then this month’s main
feature is for you. Take a look inside the Anointed
Mass Choir which has performed with some of the
biggest Japanese stars including Chie Ayado, DA-PUMP
and Kyougo Kawaguchi (Song: Sakura). What’s
more anyone can join the Anointed Mass choir and
learn under Miyuki Kawahara a consummate professional
and nationally recognized vocalist.
to experience the racier side of life, check out
our ‘love hotel guide’ for an insight
into these wonders of the Japanese night. Ever tried
your hand at pachinko? Check our ‘pachinko
guide’ to see what it’s all about and
where to give it a try. These are just some of the
guides our ever expanding specialty guide, features.
to Japan or just have questions about central Japan?
Take a look at our Quick Links
Information on almost every facet on surviving and
thriving in Japan can be found here. From day-to-day
living and health services to information on substance
abuse and suicide prevention, we want to be the
place you can come to for all kinds of assistance.
Central Japan is all about keeping you connected
with the community and following that vein, we want
you to help us make this your page. In fact we are
so determined to have this be a creative outlet
for you, we have a page called ‘your page’.
A place that will feature everything that the foreign
and Japanese community in central Japan can offer.
As great fans of music, theatre, writing, and movies
we want to feature anything with the caliber to
make our community laugh or cry and anything in
between. Submissions can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t promise that everything will make
it on but what does, will be worth the wait!
for taking the time to look around. We know
you’ll enjoy what we have to offer
and hope to give you the best and only resource