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6Wed 2016

Japanese People’s Honesty Put to Test

During our Skype or phone meetings with prospective students, we are asked literally hundreds of questions. About how to apply to a Japanese language school, about eligibility for student visas, about studying in Japan, about working part-time in Japan, about

31Thu 2016

The “Flip” Side of Sakura

Actually, “Sakura“, cherry tree blossom, is not the main culprit, contrary to one may think. Cedar trees (“sugi”) are, as are cypresses (“hinoki”).
As beautiful as Spring season is in Japan (and by now, we assume you have heard of Sakura and

22Tue 2016

About Japan, Nobel Prizes and Yamatodamashii

Japanese GDP is the third in the world and its advanced technologies are worldly known. Yet the number of Japanese Novel Prize winners is only 24.
That’s seventh in the world – though it is top for Asian countries. As far as natural sciences are

16Wed 2016

The Sense of Hygiene in Japan

Yesterday we were discussing making sushis and thus grasping the rice … That triggered a question about hygiene.
So today we’ll discuss the sense of hygiene in Japan, which is important in this society. Learn more about the famous Japanese cleanliness