7 Amazing Functions of Japanese Vending Machines!

7 Amazing Functions of Japanese Vending Machines

The first modern vending machines which dispensed postcards were developed in England in the early 20th century. However, the trend of vending machines is probably most visible in Japan where Japanese vending machines especially downtown equal or perhaps maybe even exceed the number of convenience stores or traffic signals. Read on to learn more about the 7 functions of a Japanese vending machine and why it is distinct among the others.[Continue Reading…]

7 Geniusly-Invented Japanese Stationery!

7 Geniusly-Invented Japanese Stationery!

We Japanese have a real love affair with stationery, as any visitor to a large stationery store in Japan will immediately see from the astounding range of items and designs on offer. Of course, Western stationers too carry a wide range of goods, but they have been largely utilitarian in design until quite recently, when ? yes, you’ve guessed it ? Japanese stationery manufacturers started making inroads into those markets![Continue Reading…]

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

Japanese dogs have a very “Japanese” peculiar rustic characteristic. Japanese dogs are very faithful to its owner but not so friendly to strangers so you could say that they could be good watch dogs as well. Nowadays, most families consider dogs as a member of their families and many educate their dogs. There are different services available for dogs. In fact there are now cafes, hotels, nail salons where one could go and bring their dogs along. There are also [Continue Reading…]

10 Must-haves for A Comfortable Tokyo Lifestyle!

10 Must-haves for A Comfortable Tokyo Lifestyle

I was born in Tokyo, I have lived here all my life, so I am sure there are many things about the Tokyo lifestyle that I take for granted. It is interesting, therefore, to hear what my foreign friends and acquaintances tell me they miss about their own countries and to see the kinds of items they consider necessary for their Tokyo lifestyle. Of course, Tokyo can seem a very strange and confusing place, and the further you have travelled be here, the stranger it would probably seem. I could easily fill a book with advice on living in Japan, but I can at least offer you my top ten must have items for enjoying a comfortable Tokyo life.[Continue Reading…]