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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

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,

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

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