7 Useful Tips about Japan Typhoon!

7 Useful Tips about Japan Typhoon!

In 1274, Kubla Khan’s Mongol army landed at Hakata Bay in Kyushu, only to be defeated by the Samurai. Seven years later, Khan tried again bringing a force of 140,00 warriors but a powerful typhoon, the kamikaze (divine wind) of legend, thwarted him. This marked the end of the Mongol empire, but [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 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…]

7 Difficulties of Teaching English in Japan!

7 Difficulties of Teaching English in Japan!

Teaching English in Japan can be a bit of a challenge especially for newbie English teachers. There are many reasons why; some of which are listed below. So for those planning to go to Japan to work there especially as an English teacher, please read on.[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Narita Airport!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Narita Airport

I suppose for most of us, airports are not places we can easily ‘enjoy’ as such, not with all those queues, delays, cancellations and steely-eyed security eyeing us suspiciously over the barrel of a submachine gun. Yet, as international airports go, Narita is surprisingly traveller-friendly, [Continue Reading…]

7 Amazing Features of Japanese Houses!

7 Amazing Features of Japanese Houses!

It is a fact that most Japanese people these days inhabit compact modern apartments, and many of us prefer to do so, myself included. However, there are still a lot of traditional wood frame houses all over the country, and many more being built and refurbished every day. Here are just a few of the most common features of traditional Japanese houses with their advantages and disadvantages.[Continue Reading…]