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24Wed 2016

Why Ask an Agent to Help you Come Study in Japan?

Sometimes, prospective students ask us: “Why should I apply through Motivist Japan instead of directly to the school?“. There are very good reasons to ask an Educational Agency like Motivist Japan to help you in your study-abroad endeavors. So we

17Wed 2016

Learn Japanese Online: Introducing Learn-Japanese-Adventure

We continue our series of reviewing sites to learn Japanese online (see our review of Japanese-Activator here). Today we will review the site Learn-Japanese-Adventure.com.
If we had judged by its appearance, we would surely have bounced out of this site quickly. It has

12Fri 2016

The Mystery of Valentine’s Day in Japan

On Valentine’s Day in Japan, girls give chocolates to boys
Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is lovers’ day. But Japanese customs is quite different from Westerners’. First, Japanese Valentine’s Day is the confession of girls to boys. Secondly, presents are (generally) chocolate. Thirdly,

10Wed 2016

Ryokan: Japanese Hospitality

Do you know the word “おもてなし” (“Omotenashi“)? “Omotenashi” is the way of Japanese Hospitality. The philosophy of “Omotenashi” is originally rooted in “茶道” (“Sado”). Tea ceremony – “茶会” (“Chakai”) is known as a part of “Sado”. “茶人” – “Chajin” or