8 Recommended Spots to Enjoy Christmas in Japan!

8 Recommended Spots to Enjoy Christmas in Japan!

Only around 1% of Japan’s population are Christians, so Christmas is not a holiday in Japan. Consequently, you might think that Christmas in Japan is a very low key affair, but you’d be wrong! In fact, it’s a bonanza for the retail industry, offering glitter and spectacle to equal anything seen on Western high streets. [Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

Halloween in Japan is a major commercial event, drawing on some, but not all, of the modern traditions that arose in late 19th Century America. It’s been gaining popularity for as long as I remember but, as you’ll see, we do it rather differently here![Continue Reading…]

8 Tips about How Tough Life in Japan for Foreigners!

8 Tips about How Tough Life in Japan for Foreigners!

Life in Japan can be tough for a foreigner who plans to live there for a while – even for just a few months. Foreigners will be shocked life in japan, disappointed or relieved at the things that they witness here which may not be according to expectations.[Continue Reading…]

7 Reasons Why Hakone is so Popular among Japanese!

7 Reasons Why Hakone is so Popular among Japanese!

Located in the southwestern part of Kanagawa prefecture, Hakone is part of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park, known for great scenic beauty. The area is one of the most popular destinations in Honshu for Japanese people, and for several overlapping cultural and historical reasons, [Continue Reading…]

7 Reasons Why Japan Has Many National Holidays!

7 Reasons Why Japan Has Many National Holidays!

For many foreign residents, Japan’s National Holidays and the reasons for them can seem confusing, if a nonetheless welcome break from the monotony of work. But I’m not sure we Japanese think of them very much differently; it’s enough for most of us to see the red days on the calendar and [Continue Reading…]

10 Useful Japanese Honorifics in Business email!

10 Useful Japanese Honorifics in Business email!

Japanese honorifics are fundamental in the sociolinguistics of the Japanese. Thus, When exchanging business emails with them, for appropriateness, respect and proficiency, foreigners who want to make business dealings in Japan, must know how to start, write and end an email with Japanese honorifics. [Continue Reading…]