Relationships, Topics, Ranking
Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 3 of 6: The Do’s and Dont’s of your First Date.

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 3 of 6: The Do’s and Dont’s of your First Date.

Nov 2, 2018

For anyone, a first date can be nerve-wracking.  But a first date in a foreign country?  That's a wh... Read More...

Relationships
Series! Dating in Japan Article 2 of 6:  To LINE, or not to LINE?  Let’s make a date!

Series! Dating in Japan Article 2 of 6: To LINE, or not to LINE? Let’s make a date!

Oct 27, 2018

Success!  You've survived your gokon, and even exchanged LINE's with someone special.  Now, you have... Read More...

Others, Culture
The Do’s and Don’ts of Pet Ownership in Japan

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pet Ownership in Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Any expat can tell you that living abroad can be lonely at times:  It's tough to be so far from frie... Read More...

Language
First Ear? Fat Eyes? Good Mouth? An Introduction to Body Part-Related Expressions in Japanese

First Ear? Fat Eyes? Good Mouth? An Introduction to Body Part-Related Expressions in Japanese

Oct 22, 2018

In the Japanese language, there are many “body part-related expressions,” just as there are in Engli... Read More...

Relationships
Series! Dating in Japan Article 1 of 6:  3 Things You Must Avoid at your next Gokon!

Series! Dating in Japan Article 1 of 6: 3 Things You Must Avoid at your next Gokon!

Oct 19, 2018

  Looking for your soul mate?   In Japan, the population of singles is higher tha... Read More...

Culture
What is “Otsukimi”? The Autumn Tradition of Moon Viewing in Japan

What is “Otsukimi”? The Autumn Tradition of Moon Viewing in Japan

Oct 17, 2018

Have you ever heard the word 'Otsukimi' before? It means viewing the moon in Japanese. People in J... Read More...

Culture
Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 2 of 2! Female Writers That Send a Shiver Down Your Spine

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 2 of 2! Female Writers That Send a Shiver Down Your Spine

Oct 14, 2018

In my previous article, I talked about my favorite (male) mystery writers, but for reasons of length... Read More...

Culture
Superstition or Cultural Fact? Major Unlucky Numbers To Know About in Japan

Superstition or Cultural Fact? Major Unlucky Numbers To Know About in Japan

Oct 13, 2018

  In every country, there are unlucky numbers people want to avoid since they’re creepy.... Read More...

Culture
Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 1 of 2! Male Writers That Keep You on the Edge of Your Chair

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 1 of 2! Male Writers That Keep You on the Edge of Your Chair

Oct 10, 2018

Reading is one of my hobbies, and though I will read any genre of book (sci-fi, romance, historical ... Read More...

Traffic
Just What Color Are Traffic Lights in Japan?

Just What Color Are Traffic Lights in Japan?

Oct 9, 2018

  When you’re walking on the streets in Japan, you can see traffic lights everywhere. No... Read More...

Lodging, Culture
Life in the Big City versus Life in the Countryside

Life in the Big City versus Life in the Countryside

Oct 7, 2018

In the current article, I want to compare and contrast the good and the bad of life in the big city ... Read More...

Traffic
Cute Animal Barricades at Japanese Construction Sites!

Cute Animal Barricades at Japanese Construction Sites!

Sep 29, 2018

  While walking the streets of Japan, have you ever noticed that there are animal shaped... Read More...

Food, Manners
Small Talk at the Dinner Table – Yay or Nay?

Small Talk at the Dinner Table – Yay or Nay?

Sep 29, 2018

  Eating breakfast, lunch or dinner with your friends or family is an important activity... Read More...

Manners, Topics, Ranking
Basic Japanese Dining Etiquette Every Tourist Must Know

Basic Japanese Dining Etiquette Every Tourist Must Know

Sep 28, 2018

The rich culture of the Japanese remains evident today, especially on its cuisine. Even with the fas... Read More...

Language
Understanding the Complexity of Japanese Pronouns!

Understanding the Complexity of Japanese Pronouns!

Sep 26, 2018

From my understanding, in America and other western countries, the use of pronouns for transgendered... Read More...

Relationships, Culture
Sharing is Caring: Why do Japanese People Buy so Many Souvenirs?

Sharing is Caring: Why do Japanese People Buy so Many Souvenirs?

Sep 26, 2018

When Japanese people travel both within Japan and around the world, they love to shop. Upon seei... Read More...

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