The 2 Kinds of Chocolate That Japanese Women Give on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In Japan, it is one of the celebrations that people look forward to, especially junior high school students. It is the time when women get to show their true feelings to men by giving them chocolates. The celebration is quite unique compared to other countries as it has…

Ward Off Evil This 2017 With These 7 Unique Sushi Rolls From Japan!

In Japan, it is believed that when seasons change, people are more prone to be affected by the evil forces i.e. devils, so there is a need to ward off evil on the day before the beginning of the new season. As such, Setsubun (節分), which means the last day before spring, is an occasion…

Impress Your Peers With This Unique Japanese Personal Seal!

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 carried by people are plain black,…

Savor the Taste of Japan’s Seas Through These 5 Types of Shellfish

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 their names are written in Hiragana…

4 Japanese Sweets That Make Perfect Souvenirs for Your Loved Ones

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 planning on giving somebody the perfect…

Feeling Hot? Here Are 10 Cool Snacks for Those Humid Days in Japan

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 hot and humid. So how can…

Don’t Miss This Perfect Place for Matcha Addicts: nana’s green tea!

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 my favorite places in Japan during…

Observe the Autumn Full Moon With a Japanese Moon-Shaped Dessert

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 a number of theories as to…

Taste Pikachu With This Irresistible Pokémon Noodles from Japan!

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 stuffing yourself quickly is…

Show Off Your Love for Pokémon by Wearing These Gorgeous Jewelry Pieces

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 Japan, the game has become an…
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