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In Japan, it is a traditional practice to use "han," "hanko," or "inkan" instead of using personal signatures when signing, accepting, and acknowledging documents. Almost every individual in the country has one. These are stamps which are used for different situations such as serious contractual matters. The usual stamps...

As Japan is an island country, it is blessed with a wide variety of seafood which can be harvested from the seas surrounding the country or obtained at rearing farms. However, do you find yourself at a loss when faced with a mind-boggling range of shellfish? As most of...

When you give food souvenirs in Japan, you don't only consider the taste, but you also have to think of their beautiful presentations. Because of this, it becomes an easy thing for people to choose wagashi (和菓子 - Japanese confections) as they are lovely to look at. If you're...

Japan is insufferably hot and humid in the summer. I was born and raised in Las Vegas NV. There, the summer heat cranks up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (about 44 degrees Celsius). Although the temperature is incredibly high, it is very dry. Japan, on the other hand, is both...

Nothing can prepare you for the crazy heat and the even more insane humidity that Japanese summers have to offer. Cooling down in the air-conditioned local malls and shops is a great way to escape the heat. It was during one of those times that I discovered one of...

In Japan, the month of September used to be known by the name Nagatsuki (長月) in the kyuureki (旧暦) or the old lunar calendar. Subsequently, with the adoption of the Western calendar, the same name was thus used for the 9th month in the new calendar system. There are...

Pokémon fans will love this. Ramen fans will love this. Travelers looking for a budget meal will love this. But the question here is, can you dare eat a cup of instant noodles loaded with the iconic Pokémon, Pikachu? aminoapps.com/ It’s just too cute to eat! And while the idea of...

I bet this isn't the first time that you'll hear about Pokémon GO as it is already known worldwide. But just for your knowledge, it is a recently launched location-based augmented reality game for iOS and Android devices. Upon its release in countries such as the US, Australia, and...

Japanese cuisine is well-reputed for its outstanding dishes, unique etiquette, and the wide variety! The Japanese restaurants are all over the world introducing Japan's authentic taste to foreigners through delicious Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki, Ramen, and more sold at restaurants all around the world. But who knew Japan had such...

One of the key highlights of summer in Japan would have to be the hanabi (花火) i.e. fireworks. Generally, there are two major categories of hanabi i.e. the uchiage hanabi (打ち上げ花火) and the omocha hanabi (おもちゃ花火 or 玩具花火). The uchiage hanabi is what you see at hanabi festivals where...

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