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21Thu 2016

On Japan’s Future

Once upon a time, Harvard Professor Ezra Vogel wrote a best-seller about Japan. It was the end of the 70’s. Japan had impressively overcome World War II’s cruel consequences and achieved excellence.
To such an extent that Japan had become a model, if

18Mon 2016

Japanese thoughts on International Marriages

We have the opportunity to say that quite often in this space: Japan is opening to the world. Ineluctable globalization.
Demographic issues (aging society and extremely low birth rate). With more and more gaikokujin (i.e. foreigners) in Japan, there are more and

15Fri 2016

Can you Eat with Chopsticks?

One comment that all gaikokujin have heard in Japan is: “Wow, you can use chopsticks! Sugoi! (すごい)! ” (here “Sugoi” means “Terrific”).
Is this the expression of Japanese kindness or is it second degree humor? We tend to think it is the former. One

13Wed 2016

In Japan, You can Make Payments using your Fingerprints

The new system is to be tested as soon as this Summer, with the intent to be fully implemented by the Olympic games. Learn about the Japan Biometric Payment Scheme below.
The purpose is obviously to make the shopping experience easier for