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6 Summer Items must Haves in Japan
Summer in Japan can peak at 40°C in some areas. In Tokyo, normally it will be at 35°C at the most. However, since Tokyo is a city surrounded of buildings and shops, and most of them if not everyone is
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
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
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