The Anime Addiction!

One of my favorite things about Japan is their Anime. It is enjoyed not just by the youth, but also the adults. Anime arose in the early 20th century, and has been dominating Japan and other country ever since. The word “Anime” is a term used to refer to the Japanese animated production. It can…

What Type of Kimono Should You Wear?

Over the years Kimono has been known as a traditional clothing in Japan most especially for women. It is the most basic common term for traditional Japanese dress. Who would have thought that there are actually various types of Kimonos in Japan and each type has a corresponding meaning behind, depending on the occasion or…

Japanese dogs, the internet stars!

When you come over to Japan you will notice that Japanese people love animals and most particularly dogs. That’s why you might see the two most famous Japanese dog breeds that we are going to speak about. Shiba Ken petguide.com/ First of all there is very cute Shiba Ken (or Shiba Inu) breed which is…

4 most popular night activities in Japan

Whether you enjoy going out to a bar for a drink, taking your partner to a movie, or just hanging out with your friends, Japan has a variety of different activities and places for you to sample! Here is a short list of popular activities and locations that most Japanese engage themselves in when it’s…

The magical word “Daijobu”, what does it really mean?

Have you ever heard of this word spoken by the Japanese? If so, you might be wondering what the word really indicates. This word is used in various situations, an take on various meanings and is one of the most widely used Japanese words. So how is it used? “Daijobu Desu” jp.fotolia.com/ We say “daijobu”…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 3

Did you know, that many Japanese festivals are featured in emoticons? If you were wondering what some of the emoji on your phone might be, find out what their Japanese origins are here in this article! Hinamatsuri media.kddi.com/ ps38.org/ The doll’s festival is held on March 3rd. Japanese decorate a set of two princes and…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 2

Find out more about hidden Japanese culture on your smartphone and learn their original meaning. Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru media.kddi.com/ genchi.info/ Mizasaru kikazaru iwazaru (見ざる, 聞かざる, 言わざる) are the three wise monkeys from Japan. It is a wordplay and means “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. Gesture media.kddi.com/ Negation is often gestured in…

Do the Japanese really do everything on time?

Japanese people are very punctual they say. Trains, buses and even taxi always come on time. People get ready 10 minutes before they actually start something. Office workers arrive at the office at 8:45 and open their laptops right away even though the labor time starts from 9:00. okwave.com Of course, I am one of…

Is Being a Housewife a Bad Thing?

Are you going to get married to your lover? Congratulations! I hope you will have a happy life with him. By the way… are you going to become a housewife after having kids? If so, please take a look at this article first, and think about your life when married. First of all, what do…

The wonders of Japanese alternative medicine

static.flickr.com When we catch a cold of feel bad for longer than usual, we tend to go see a doctor. We hope that the doctor can “magically” heal us by judging from our symptoms and that he is the only one who can help us by prescribing pills and medicine. Many forget that doctors can…
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