Japanese salarymen–what’s so different about them?

goro2.up.n.seesaa.net/ Most might have heard of the jingoish term salaryman (sararii man サラリーマン), which actually entered the oxford dictionary . What is so special about this phenomenon and why are the Japanese ones so different from foreign white-collar workers? Commitment First, they are not only employed but are an important part of the company. They…

“Cafe-meguri”, or cafe-hopping in Japan.

Cafe-meguri (カフェ巡り)is Japanese for visiting several cafes in one day. Cafe-hopping, if you will. Although it may not be something you’d consider visiting Japan for, Japan’s cafes are as numerous and as diverse as they are in the West. Of course, there are the popular chains such as Starbucks, Doutor, Cafe de Crie, where each…

5 Types of Gifts You Should Never Give in Japan

Who don’t like a gift? When you have your birthday, of course you want some gifts from your friend. In Japan, anything is not allowed to be given. What it means then. It means that there are some believes that it is impolite to give such kind these things. 1. First of all, some items…

Hikikomori: Phenomena of People Isolated Themsleves

As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes, sometimes for decades at a time. Why? For Hide, the problems started when he gave up school. “I started to blame myself and my parents also blamed me for not going to school. The pressure started to…

Kabuki, the ancient art of Japanese opera.

fukuchiyama-rc.sblo.jp/ A combination of all fine performance arts – music, theater, and dance – kabuki is the art of Japanese opera. Performances are seasonal, and tickets tend to sell quickly, so opportunities to see this rare art form are relatively few. The tradition originates in the Edo period, where it began as more of an…

3 common ingredients of Japanese cuisine that work wonders for your skin!

madameriri.com/ As you know, Japanese food is generally very healthy. It is because it is normally based on vegetables and seafood, and they are served as close to their natural state as possible. Obviously, there are also less calories than in meat or deep-fried staff. Seafood and veggies are also great for maintaining beautiful body.…

Origami, the art of transforming paper into masterpiece.

Origami (折り紙) is the art of paper folding. The word is derived from Ori meaning “folding”, and Kami meaning “paper.” It is one of the things that Japan is famous for — the art of transforming a piece of paper into something beautiful, by just folding it. newsfeed.time.com/ Origami is very popular in Japan since…

3 kinds of omotenashi styles you can experience in Japan

We are very excited to have Tokyo Olympics in 2020! Not only watching sports, but also seeing many foreign visitors coming visit in Japan. By the way, have you seen a presentation done by a Japanese IOC member, Ms. Christel Takigawa? The word she mentioned in her presentation has become very popular: omotenashi. Omotenashi is…

Improve your chopstick skills by catching cold noodles!

Are you confident in your chopstick skills? If you are, go ahead and prove it by trying eating flowing “somen”(cold noodles) or “Nagashi-somen” in Japanese. m1.behance.net It is a fun Japanese way of eating in which the noodles are sered not in a bowl or a plate, but by racing through a bamboo pipe filled…

Japanese Green Tea: Beauty Secrets and Benefits

You might be familiar with this long-standing tradition of Japanese culture. But are you familiar with the beauty secrets of Japanese Green Tea? Let’s find out its secrets and benefits it brings to your beautiful skin. tofugu.com 1. Prevent Skin Cancer Japanese green tea compounds can prevent harmful enzymes that can cause skin cancer. Japanese…
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