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Feeling Artsy? Here Are 9 Creative Uses for Cute Japanese Washi Tape!

Do you step into Japanese stationery shops and go crazy over the wide variety of cute products they have? One favorite spot is Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ), a Japanese lifestyle store that sells an array of goods ranging from outdoor equipment to even DIY materials. More often than not, I end up buying many different designs…

Do You Live in Japan? Here Are 3 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash!

Living in Japan is an exciting experience. You can learn a new language, experience a unique culture, and open doors to brand new experiences. Whether you’re a student, a language teacher, or a company employee, it’s always good news when you can find a way to earn a little extra money. Here are three ways…

Visiting Japan for the First Time? Here are 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do

Visiting Japan holds a unique set of social norms to adhere to during your visit. These tips offer travelers the best practices to avoid accidentally offending Japanese people and ensure an embarrassment-free vacation at your desired destination. 1. Avoid Looking People in the Eye jp.fotolia.com/ Who isn’t happy when they are on vacation in an…

Traveling in Japan? Maximize the JR Pass with These 10 Helpful Points!

Flight tickets? Check. Hotel accommodations or Airbnb bookings? Check. Visa and daily itinerary? Double check! Now that you’ve covered most of the major to-do’s and items to be prepared before heading to Japan, it’s time to think of how you are going from point A to B once you’re in the Land of the Rising…

Watch the Breathtaking Sunrise from the Top of Mt. Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo (札幌) is the major city on Hokkaido Island (北海道). It is paradise for those who like mountains, the ocean, and want to find time for themselves and get away from the stress of bigger cities. There are many small (やま) and medium (だけ) sized mountains around Sapporo City ranging from around 300 to 1300…

How to Properly Deal With These 3 Emergency Situations in Japan

Staying in a foreign country is fun! As long as you’re well-prepared, you can go travel around all you want. Traveling is surely one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do in life. However, there are certain cases when surprising incidents can become emergencies. To avoid panicking, you have to stay alert…

Essential Tips on Eating Japanese Food the Proper Way

Japan has a wide variety of dishes that are well-loved by many people around the world. However, these foods come with common norms and customs which people should follow. Following local etiquette demonstrates manners and respect. These etiquettes are followed by using certain components, such as the proper way of sitting down, using chopsticks, and…

Want to Lose Weight the Japanese Way? 4 Fun Ways to Get Fit in Japan

Japanese people are typically slimmer than any other nationalities around the world. Have you ever wondered why? It is primarily because both young and old have the tendency to cut the carbs in their diet. If you ever find yourself staying in Japan for quite a while, it would be best to stay fit the…
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