Nagoya Buzz with Dan Speight 3/13


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Nagoya Buzz is back, featuring our new host, Dan Speight from Natural English School and The Sexy Parties. Sign up for the Golden Week event The Pink Sexy, April 28th at Club Mago, at our event page.

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Our guest this week is local business owner, Evgeny Tryastsin, from Zenmony. Zenmony is an online supplement business, selling a variety of Japanese health products made from mushrooms and seaweed, among others. Evgeny discusses a range of options for maximising the body’s immune system.

Other information mentioned in this week’s podcast:

The Obvious Circus with Daniel Ostrander: March Events

Friday 15

Coat of Arms Grand Opening from 11:30 ~ 1:00 AM

New bar between Maruonochi & Fushimi stations

Detailed map and more info at

Penis Festival (Honen Matsuri) @ Tagata Shrine in Komaki

about a 30 minute train ride from Nagoya

ROTO Sound Stream @ Plastic Factory in Imaik from 21:00

If the extent of your knowledge of 60s music begins with The Beatles & ends at Woodstock, then you will be in for a fine surprise on this night when you hear some Freakbeat, Northern Soul, Bossanova, Garage & more courtesy of the ROTO DJs. DOOR ¥1000

RICE @ Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

A night of enjoyable minimal techno music from American DJ Daniel Bell. DOOR ¥3500

Addition @ Club JB’s in Sakae from 22:00

Guest DJ DJ PI-GE & DJ Akira Saotome with a Candle Artist & Live Painting DOOR ¥2500

Saturday 16

St. Patty’s Day Nagoya

Parade in Osu from 12:00 (live music), parade starts at 14:00

The biggest after party is always at Shooters, with Guinness, Irish Car Bombs & Green Beer all ¥600

But the best music always comes from Brian Cullen & Friends who will be at Coat of Arms this year

ageHa Japan Tour 2013 @ Club Mago in Shinsakae from 22:00

Combining Okinawan traditional music with dope beats, Ryukyudisko is high on my list of Japanese DJs to catch live. And seeing as this is also the duos 10th anniversary, and they will be supported by several DJs from Mago’s regular roster, this is the best chance! DOOR ¥3000

W-DOUBLE @ Café Domina in Sakae from 22:00

The Drum & Bass & Burgers party is turning 9 years old and residents DJs tA.hA.rA, Smoker, HALCYON and super duo ZIG-NINE will all be there, as well as special guest MC Cardz. DOOR ¥3000

Sunday 17

DJ Kefir @ Club iD from 19:00

Legendary Russian DJ “KEFIR” will come back once again to iD cafe, Nagoya!

With a special LIVE ART and MUSIC collaboration with local artist “JACK” from Jack’s Factory!

The first 300 people who come to iD Cafe on this night will receive a special mix CD by DJ KEFIR!!!

Wednesday 20

Julie Doiron Japan Tour 2013 @ K.D. Japon in Tsurumai from 18:30

A girl and a guitar; a simple formula but it works. DOOR ¥3800

DuckFace @ Taurus in Shinsakae from 19:00

I’m faced with a dichotic conundrum (double pretentious word score!). On one hand, there’s the pleasant voice and poignant lyrics of Ms. Doiron, but I could also catch the rabble-rousing alt-rock of DuckFace. Well, I guess I should buy local. It doesn’t hurt that the cheaper ticket will leave me more beer money. DOOR ¥1500

Thursday 21

Wanna Be Child @ Club JB’s in Shinsakae from 21:00

This long running house music party is going all out this month with live dance shows of both the Go-Go and belly varieties. There will also be a good deal of foreign DJs playing a cornucopia of house music that emphasize the vastness this dance music genre has to offer. DOOR ¥1500 (1D)

Mushroom-related info and links:

Cordyceps Sinensis

provides cellular energy through the production of ATP
Adenosine triphosphate
Chemical Compound
Adenosine-5′-triphosphate is a nucleoside triphosphate used in cells as a coenzyme. It is often called the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.
Armillaria colony in oregon 2400 years old


unless you’re allergic like my friend Kev, in which case you shouldn’t eat any mushrooms or you might die before you can enjoy those St Patrick’s Day beers at the Coat of Arms!

Photo Credit shiitake mushrooms image by Olga Shelego from Fotolia.comJapanese mushrooms come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors and are used in traditional cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. Mushrooms, according to dietician Leslie K. Kay of Today’s Dietician are also rich in vitamin D and fiber. Each type of mushroom is used for its specific health benefits, or combined with herbs or other foods for specific conditions. Most Japanese mushrooms are available fresh at your local grocery store or in their dehydrated form at your local health food store. Speak with your doctor before making significant dietary changes.


Shiitake mushrooms are widely used in many Asian cultures and used in cooking in both fresh and dried forms. According to the American Cancer Society, research has shown shiitake mushrooms to be effective in treating tumors in animals. Additionally, shiitake mushrooms appear to have antiviral properties and can reduce cholesterol. Shiitake mushrooms contain substances, lentinan and 1,3-beta glucan, which are the active ingredients believed to have the health-promoting benefit.


Maitake is a native Japanese mushroom that is available fresh or in extract form. The extract, according to the American Cancer Society, has been found to have an effect on immunity and proponents claim it can help prevent the development of some types of cancer. Maitake is also used by some practitioners as a treatment for the side effects of chemotherapy, and to enhance the cancer-killing effects of it. Any research results thus far have been found in studies on laboratory animals however maitake mushrooms are considered safe for human consumption. Beta glucans, naturally occurring substances found in maitake mushrooms may cause a drop in blood glucose and blood pressure, so these mushrooms should be used under the guidance of your physician.


The Reishi mushroom, also known as the “mushroom of immortality” is used in traditional medicine as an immune system booster for individuals living with cancer or immune-suppressive diseases like AIDS. The extract of Reishi mushrooms is also used, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to treat symptoms of urinary tract infections in men. Additionally, Reishi extract can stimulate the effectiveness of white blood cells and can decrease nausea caused by chemotherapy. Although the consumption of Reishi mushrooms in their raw form is considered safe, the extract may interact with medical conditions or medications such as anticoagulants.


The enoki or golden needle mushroom, is a small, thin but powerful mushroom that can help improve your immune system, according to Dr. Ching Chen, DO. Additionally, Professor Chua Kaw Yanthe of the National University of Singapore explains that enoki mushrooms can also help you fight off viruses, decrease allergies and help your immune system fight off cancer. It appears that a protein found in the stalk of the enoki mushroom works with the cells of your immune system to increase the production of cytokines, which help regulate immune response. Enoki mushrooms are available fresh or in extract form from your local health food store.

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