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Japanese Chahan (Fried Rice) Mixes: Super-easy and Yummy!

There may be days when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner but want to make something really fast and there is nothing at home except for leftover rice. Well, why not try these fried rice mixes? They come in a variety of flavors and are super easy to make. Choose…

There She Blows! – 5 Typhoon Preparedness Tips

Japan is indeed a very safe country crime-wise, however, natural disasters are not at all that rare in the land of the rising sun. One of the frequent natural calamities in Japan would be typhoons. While the majority of typhoons certainly won’t blow you away, they may cause many inconveniences, as the electricity and water…

How to Prepare Shabu Shabu Deliciously for Friends and Family

Shabu shabu is a popular Japanese dish. It consists of thinly sliced meat and a variety of vegetables and sauces boiled like “hot pot” style in a skillet on the table. Several versions of the dish can be found in Korean as well as Chinese culinary but are still similar to the Japanese hot pot.…

What to do when you get sick in Japan

Lying on the floor, writhing around in considerable agony, I realized for the first time just how far away from home I was. But Medical Care in Japan need not be complicated, and my experience gave me new found motivation. en.rocketnews24.com/ I dislike hospitals. Having worked in several in my home country, you’d think the…

Cycling in Japan: Rules and Tips

Japan is a country of mountains and stunning scenery. If you have ever spent time in Japan you would have noticed the amount of people getting around on bicycles. Although 70% of Japan is mountainous many of the towns and cities are built in flat valleys. This means that cycling is a great, cheap and…

Poppin’ Cooking: DIY Sushi–Shaped Sweets Kit!

Japanese sweets have been popular for a long time – very tasty, and often very cute! But, have you ever tried any of the Poppin’ Cooking series of sweets? Well, you’re missing out! What are you talking about? bidorbuy.co.za/ Poppin’ Cooking is an extremely popular, and rather different brand of sweets here in Japan. These…

3 Must–Have Free Apps for First–Time Travellers in Japan

With the booming tourism industry, we see a significant increase of people who travel to other countries all over the world for sheer fun and adventures. And when it comes to a country as historically rich and advanced as Japan, it’s quite easy to understand why it’s on the top of travel destination lists of…

How to Survive the Endless Summer Heat in Japan

This is my third summer in Japan and frankly if this country was like this all year round, there is no way I would have taken the job to come. Being from the perfectly temperate region of the PNW (that’s the Pacific Northwest of the United States for the layman) I am absolutely out of…

How to Get Free WI-FI when you are in Japan!

Almost all my friends who are planning to go to Japan for traveling or having a short trip have this one (long) question: “How can I get connected to the internet? Can I buy an internet-only sim-card? Are there many free wi-fi connections? Can I survive without internet connection?” So here is some guidance for…

3 Common Manners To Know Before Entering a Japanese Shrine

Shrines have long been considered sacred places in Japan where Gods are worshipped. Hence, it is crucial to follow a set of rules once you are inside a shrine’s premises. One important indicator of a shrine is the Torii Gate. It is a wooden gate, without a door, often painted in red. This is not…
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