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23Mon 2016

Japanese Etiquette at the Office

Or rather: “Japanese etiquette at the office that ticks off Japanese office workers“. The Japanese website R25.jp has conducted a poll to find out which, out of the many Japanese business etiquette rules, annoy them the most. Two hundreds Japanese

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

21Thu 2016

On Japan’s Future

Once upon a time, Harvard Professor Ezra Vogel wrote a best-seller about Japan. It was the end of the 70’s. Japan had impressively overcome World War II’s cruel consequences and achieved excellence.
To such an extent that Japan had become a model, if

15Fri 2016

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