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11Wed 2020

Japanese Omiyage (お土産)

Omiyage means a local specialty bought as a gift while traveling. These are normally given to friends, family or co-workers after you’ve been gone for a trip. In Japan train stations, you will see lots of boxes wrapped in colorful

23Wed 2015

Public Holidays in Japan

Japanese people have the reputation of being hard-working – and this is a fair assessment (that, alone, could be the subject of a few articles). But did you know that only 4 countries in the whole world (India with 21

17Tue 2015

Religious Diversity in Japan

Most Japanese think themselves as non-religious. Yet, there are not many countries that have more diversity in religions than Japan.
When a baby is born, Japanese celebrate according to Shinto rites. Shinto is the Japanese original traditional religion. It relates to worshiping the emperor and nature.

2Mon 2015

Halloween in Japan

Halloween has become a big deal in Japan.
Shops are decorated in orange as soon as September and, come October 31, thousands of people are ready to celebrate in big cities streets. Each year, thousands of foreign tourists actually come to Japan to celebrate