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…]

How Weeaboo Are You? 8 Points You Should Know!

How Weeaboo Are You? 8 Points You Should Know!

weeaboo Many non-Japanese, especially youngsters, enjoy Japanese popular culture like anime, manga, video games and fashions. But some (typically caucasian boys) take this natural curiosity to abnormal lengths, rejecting everything about their native culture as inferior to that of Japan. These, then, are the “Weeaboo” or “weebs” for short. [Continue Reading…]

10 Traditional Types of Sushi You Should Try in Japan!

10 Traditional Types of Sushi You Should Try in Japan!

Eating sushi in Japan, foreigners will come to realize that sushi is not just food but Art as well. Also, only a few types of sushi are raw. Most Sushi’s have typically been blanched, soaked, frozen and processed in a variety of way. Here are 10 types of sushi which a foreigner must try in Japan:[Continue Reading…]

20 Useful Words to Say Colors in Japanese!

20 Useful Words to Say Colors in Japanese

Learning to say colors in Japanese is important for students of the language, as they are fundamental in describing the world. Yet how we describe colors is closely related to how we perceive them, and that, along with idiomatic uses, says a lot about our culture. [Continue Reading…]