Nagoya Buzz Podcast (The New Gaijin Card!)

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We are grateful to DJ Ogawa and Shibata Heavy Industries for the music on this week’s podcast.

Track 2: DJ Ogawa “03 Vondt I Hjertet”

Track 2: Shibata Heavy Industries “Return To Slavery”

Track 3: DJ Ogawa Ogawa & UNIC – Explosion (Original Mix)

Do you know about the  new “Resident Card?”

This week on the podcast we have special Guest Steve Burson of H&R Consultants (Relo Japan) who discusses the changes that are coming to your “gaijin” card.

Starting in July of this year, your Alien Registration Card (外国人登録証明書) will be officially obsolete. The replacement of the current registration system with the new “Resident Card”.  The resident card will do away with the current system, where the city hall will allow you to apply for and receive registration from your local city office regardless of visa status. There’s lots more to it… thankfully Steve is here to explain.

Special Musical Guests:

Shibata Heavy Industries

We are extremely lucky to have local meal band Shibata Heavy Industries – who do an acoustic set for us live. These guys are an amazing lot of fun and they discuss everything from their music, the upcoming Alien Invasion Gig at 246 in Higashiyama along with Ghost of Matsubara, molotov u.s.k., and Snack Mama this Saturday as well as what they think of Marilyn Manson. Whatever you do see them live! Event page HERE

What’s Nagging

Friday 9th

Crystal Kay at Bottom Line in Imaike from 18:30

Since the Foo Fighters pussied out of their Asian tour (JK. get better, Dave!), we are left with only this J-pop princess and her collection of not-so-saccharine singles from her new album.  I’ll tell you this much: I don’t hate it.

DOOR ¥5250

Saturday 10th

Alien Invasion, vol. 2 @ Studio 246 in Higashiyama from 18:30

This collection of gaijin rock acts terrorized Toyhashi so much last time around, that they are no longer welcome back there.  Which is good news for Nagoya because we can partake of local legends Ghost of Matsubara, Shibata Heavy Industries, Molotov U.S.K. & Snack Mama all on one stage.  Enjoy them now, before they’re exiled from Chubu altogether.  DOOR ¥1000


SMASH at Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

DJ OGAWA’s new single “Explosion” is just that: a progressive house track that starts low with wicked drums that forebode something bigger to come.  And when the beat drops & the alarm sounds, it’s too late; the dance floor is on fire!  On this night, you can be one of the first to get caught up in the collateral damage at the release party.  ADV ¥2000 / DOOR ¥2500 (1D)


Sunday 11th

Tohoku Disaster Commemoration at The Hilton in Fushimi from 14:00

For the anniversary of the tragic events of March 11, 2011, the international community will come together to remember the victims of the triple disaster and honor those no longer with us.  Supporting Japan & HOPE International, as well as many more groups and individuals, will report how the money and supplies raised in Nagoya went to help those in need.  There will also be a moment of silence at 14:46 to commemorate the moment the earthquake struck.  For further information please contact:

Nagoya Players Workshop at Shooters in Fushimi from 12:00

For over 36 years, the Nagoya Players have been the Chubu region’s premier international theatre group, and their meeting this Sunday is your best chance to get involved with their newest show.  They will be holding a workshop reading of 3 Guys, One Pub by Adam Miller, and afterwards Adam & the director will open the floor for suggestions & questions.  After the meeting, they invite everyone to join them at the Hilton for the Tohoku Disaster memorial.

Tuesday 13th

Rhythm Bound at Club Saru in Kanayama from 19:30

This semi-regular party with 1950s rock features a rare treat this month. Local rockabilly legends, Duck & the Billys are doing a never-heard-before unplugged show!  I am not sure what has inspired Harry, Yu & the rest of the Billys to go acoustic, but I am certain it will be cool.  DOOR ¥1500 (+1D)


Marilyn Manson @ Zepp Nagoya from 18:00

Mr. Manson is back with his first album in 3 years, or, as it’s known in the industry, a desperate cry of, “I’m still relevant, damn it!” DOOR ¥8500

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