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 for Amazing Shopping at Daiso in Japan!

8 Tips for Amazing Shopping at Daiso in Japan!

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With around 2,800 stores in Japan and more than 1,500 outlets in more than 20 countries worldwide, Daiso is likely to be a name many readers are already familiar with. Founded in 1977 as a hyakuen (¥100) store, Daiso Japan has risen to be something of a high street institution 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 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 Useful Tips to Cook Real Sushi Rice!

7 Useful Tips to Cook Real Sushi Rice!

The perfect sushi rice may sound as easy as regular rice with vinegar but it is not. Especially to the untrained foreign ear, the Japanese methodology may sound a bit complicated. But really, there are only a few simple steps to making one.[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…]