New Year, Culture

Otoshidama in Japan: How should you behave when you receive/give Otoshidama at New Year

Dec 27, 2018

1.  Why do people give out Otoshidama as New Year’s gift?     In Japan, there a... Read More...

Culture

Gender Roles of Men and Women in Japan

Dec 6, 2018

1. Ever Thought About What the Gender Roles of Men and Women in Japan Are?     ... Read More...

Arts, Historical Events

A Guide to Old Tokyo: Walking in Natsume Soseki’s Steps

Dec 3, 2018

Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) is one of the most famous writers of modern Japanese literature: from 198... Read More...

Money, Entertainment

Series! Exploring Tokyo for ¥1000 or Less: Asakusa

Nov 7, 2018

Asakusa is a neighborhood in Tokyo which is most famous for its temples and soba noodles, but which ... Read More...

Money, Entertainment

Series! Exploring Japan for ¥1,000 or Less: Yokohama

Nov 1, 2018

Yokohama, which literally translates to “horizontal beach”, sits on the western coast of Tokyo Bay a... Read More...

Culture

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...

Food

Sweet Potato Season! How Best to Eat this Staple Japanese Autumn Favorite

Sep 28, 2018

Do you know the ways how Japanese people eat sweet potatoes? They love to eat sweet potatoes, espec... Read More...

Food, Summer, Move To Japan

Reasons Why Shaved Ice is So Popular in Japan

Aug 7, 2018

During the hot summer season, what kind of sweets do you like to eat? Many of you may think ice ... Read More...

Summer, Move To Japan, Culture

The Japanese Summer Festival, “Bon-odori”

Aug 2, 2018

During the summer in Japan, have you ever heard the the sound of Japanese drums from somewhere i... Read More...

Summer, Festivals, Beauty / Cosmetics, Move To Japan, Outdoor Activities, Culture

Japanese Summer-Wear: Yukata

Aug 1, 2018

The yukata, a type of traditional Japanese clothing, is popular during summer in Japan. You can of... Read More...

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