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11Wed 2016

About the Shiba-Sakura Festival

Cherry blossom is now finished in most parts of Japan (you may still enjoy hanami in Hokkaido). But there are always beautiful sceneries to be seen in Japan, whatever the season may be. If you are nostalgic of Sakura, you may enjoy the

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

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

3Thu 2016

Hinamatsuri

In Japan, March 3rd is the day of “Festival for Girls” – “ひな祭り”, “Hina matsuri“.
“Hina” literally means “chick” (in the “baby chicken” sense, though it also has the double meaning in Japanese just like in English, without the slightly pejorative sense).”Matsuri” means “festival”.
The purpose