A Guide to Trash and Garbage Disposal in Japan

In most countries other than Japan, throwing away trash is pretty simple. Garbage is garbage, and that’s the end of unwanted items. Just put them in any container and bid goodbye to your waste. Although some efforts have been made in other countries to separate rubbish to a certain extent, such as cardboard or food…
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Save more Japanese yen with the Nanaco card

Every bill, every dime. Whatever form of money, you name it, Japan has it! Japan is a country of handy dandy’s and if you’re not riding the wave then you’ll get washed out behind. In Japan, point cards can save you from high expenses as your rewards add up while using it. One of the…

Visit Madosh! the Avocado Specialty Cafe in Tokyo

If you’re a fan of avocado and can’t get enough of it like myself, I highly recommend Madosh! the avocado specialty cafe. Avocado is a fruit that is extremely high in nutrient value and flavor. It contains a lot of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that are good for your heart’s wellbeing.…

3 Very Useful Websites for learning Japanese

During my years of perusing textbooks and getting information on learning Japanese, I came across a variety of useful resources for gaining a better understanding of the language. Here are three websites which, I think, are the best sources for anyone seriously dedicated to learning Japanese. Wanikani jp.fotolia.com/ Learning Kanji is pretty damn essential in…

Going on a trip to Japan? Here are 3 things which are essential to purchase!!

Traveling to Japan is an incredible experience. From skiing in Hokkaido, snorkeling in Okinawa or an excursion to Tokyo and other cities, Japan has much to offer. Therefore, it is essential to prepare properly beforehand so that the trip runs smoothly and that you have great memories. Here are three things which I think that…
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What can you do with all the leftover change before leaving Japan?

After spending some time in Japan, one would undoubtedly encounter the problem of ‘left-over change’. We tend to not use the change we get after we go shopping or traveling, and that gets usually piled up with time. Finally, when we decide to say adieu to Japan, we are left with pockets full of change…

3 Important Things to Do When Attending a Japanese Funeral

Funerals or soushiki (葬式) in Japan are usually centered on Buddhist customs. Right after the passing of a loved one, the family holds a funeral service in a temple, funeral hall, or in the deceased’s home for two consecutive days. The first day is the wake called “otsuya (お通夜),” wherein family, relatives, friends, and colleagues…

Love Running Marathons? 5 Tips on How to Plan a ‘Runcation’ in Japan

Food, cherry blossoms, nature, culture, technology, history – these are just some of the many reasons to visit Japan. But consider this reason for your next trip to the Land of the Rising Sun: to join a marathon. With its ideal weather, stellar organization, exciting race expos, and the festive-like atmosphere of race day, participating…
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