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I lived in Germany when I was a kid and started to get interested in to learn the culture differences between Japan and other countries.
For those who have small questions you can't find the answers in any guide books or internet, hope you can find the right answer at "Guidable"

Manga
The Ultimate Manga Sales Ranking in Japan

The Ultimate Manga Sales Ranking in Japan

Mar 23, 2019

  Do you read books often? You’re already what we call “book-worm”, how about reading co... Read More...

Food
Sushi. What Is It and What Does It Mean to Japanese People?

Sushi. What Is It and What Does It Mean to Japanese People?

Mar 20, 2019

  Sushi has become a familiar food the world over. The image of sushi is so strong that ... Read More...

Relationships, Move To Japan, Culture
Where in Japan are You From? Does Your Birth Prefecture Change Who You Are?

Where in Japan are You From? Does Your Birth Prefecture Change Who You Are?

Mar 18, 2019

      Are There Big Differences Between People Depending on Birth Prefectu... Read More...

Move To Japan, House
Identifying Homes in Japan With Family Names Vs. The Rest of the World

Identifying Homes in Japan With Family Names Vs. The Rest of the World

Mar 14, 2019

  If you've ever visited a Japanese house, you may have noticed a nameplate on or near t... Read More...

Others, Ranking
Do You Know the Most Popular Female First Names in Japan??

Do You Know the Most Popular Female First Names in Japan??

Feb 9, 2019

  Do you have Japanese friends in Japan? Even you still haven’t, many of you may have ma... Read More...

Others, Ranking
Do You Know the Most Popular Surnames in Japan?

Do You Know the Most Popular Surnames in Japan?

Feb 8, 2019

  When you meet a group of Japanese people for the first time, have you ever noticed tha... Read More...

Move To Japan, Service, Money
A Country with No Tipping System? That’s Japan!

A Country with No Tipping System? That’s Japan!

Mar 16, 2019

Why aren't tips expected in Japan?        In your home country, do you ... Read More...

Entertainment
5 Strangest Japanese TV Shows Not To Be Missed!!

5 Strangest Japanese TV Shows Not To Be Missed!!

Jan 21, 2019

  If you’re living in Japan, even if you don’t understand the language 100%, you may hav... Read More...

Historical Events
Japanese History Lesson! History Related to Foreigners in Japan

Japanese History Lesson! History Related to Foreigners in Japan

Jan 18, 2019

    Do you know how foreigners came to Japan? If you look around every city in J... Read More...

Beauty / Cosmetics, Shopping
All About Japanese Cosmetics: Where Can You Expect to Find Them?

All About Japanese Cosmetics: Where Can You Expect to Find Them?

Jan 14, 2019

    Are you interested in Japanese cosmetics? If you’re living in Japan or plan ... Read More...

New Year
How to Write Nengajo in Japanese New Year: Step by Step Guide

How to Write Nengajo in Japanese New Year: Step by Step Guide

Dec 28, 2018

(Photo by the author)   Have you ever written a New Year’s card in Japan? or Do you k... Read More...

Culture
Japanese Shrines! How Much Donation Money Should we Offer?

Japanese Shrines! How Much Donation Money Should we Offer?

Dec 20, 2018

  Have you ever visited shrine somewhere in Japan and make a prayer? Before you ring the... Read More...

Travel
What to Do and Where to Stay for 1 Week in Tokyo

What to Do and Where to Stay for 1 Week in Tokyo

Dec 19, 2018

  Yokoso Nihon he! (Welcome to Japan!) If you have a chance to travel to Japan for  ... Read More...

Money
Tax Rise to 10% in Japan 2019!How Should We Prepare?

Tax Rise to 10% in Japan 2019!How Should We Prepare?

Dec 18, 2018

  Did you know that the consumption tax will rise from 8% to 10% from October 1st, 2019 ... Read More...

Language
Japanese Onomatopoeia: Your Mini Dictionary Guide

Japanese Onomatopoeia: Your Mini Dictionary Guide

Dec 7, 2018

  While you are or were living in Japan, when you were talking with your Japanese friend... Read More...

Culture
The Secret to Why Shrine Gateways in Japan Are Red

The Secret to Why Shrine Gateways in Japan Are Red

Nov 25, 2018

Have You Seen the Red Shrine Gateways in Japan?     How often do you visit shri... Read More...

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