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Feeling hot, hot, hot? Summer in Japan can get pretty sweaty for those of us Westerners who are used to milder climates. But never fear! Your local ¥100 shop will be stocked full of gadgets and devices to keep you cool this summer. Major brand Daiso is one of...

When I told my Japanese friends that I had an emergency store cupboard at home, stocked up with non-perishable items and bottled water, and that I'd bought a mini gas cooker with spare gas cassettes, they thought it was pretty funny that I was so prepared. After all, there...

Japan is known worldwide for their cute, unusual, and sometimes scary themed cafes. Like many other countries, various marketing schemes are used to attract the interest of mass consumers. However, there is no doubt that the most popular of all themed cafes here in Japan, is the famous cat...

In many parts of the world, the symbols used when marking test or exam papers is simply a 'tick' for correct or 'X' for incorrect. However, generally, this is not applied in Japan. The Japanese use different symbols, which can may it confusing for any current or future international...

Booking accommodation in Japan can be difficult for a number of reasons, such as international accommodation sites not always having adequate information around the different kinds of accommodation available in Japan, or some sites only providing information in Japanese which can make it difficult for non-Japanese speaking travelers. Let's...

Japan is known for its proneness for natural disasters. The good news is that in the recent years, in spite of 6 large quakes happening, the number of injuries has decreased in comparison to the past. I'm sure the battle between natural disasters and Japan will take a long...

As you may know, since April 14th, earthquakes have occurred in the entire region of Kyushu from Kumamoto with aftershocks in many neighboring areas. For travelers and tourists that have never experienced earthquakes before, they may find it difficult to seek help if they happen to experience one here,...

Working in a foreign country for the first time can be a daunting and somewhat stressful experience. It is often difficult to know what to do, and your ability to cope may be severely limited by your knowledge of the people and the culture surrounding you. Here is a...

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum,...

You may have the opportunity to attend a Japanese wedding, but you may be unsure of what you should or should not do. This short article will highlight 3 important points when attending a wedding in Japan! theweddinglocation.com/ Goshugi nagai-kamimise.com/ It is customary to give a gift in the form...

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