Most foreigners probably don't realise (I certainly didn't) that Toyota started as a textiles equipment manufacturer, specialising in particular in (at the time) cutting edge looms, and building a respectable business out of it too. But somewhere along the line the founder's son decided to blaze a new path in automotive manufacturing, and as they say, the rest is history...
Nagoya (17-19 Aug 15) August 19th 2015 After five days in historical Kyoto to cap off my sojourn in the Kansai region, I made my way eastwards for a brief stopover at Nagoya en route to my ultimate destination that is the capital Tokyo.
Not exactly a particularly famous or popular tourist destination, Nagoya nevertheless is in fact the third largest city in Japan, and its economic importance comes from being the automotive heartland ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi » Nagoya » Sakae In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Hi, thanks for visiting. I'm an ex-cop and ex-finance guy from Singapore, quit my job to travel. Decided to start in my own backyard here in Southeast Asia. Pleased to have you follow me on my adventure...... full info