2015 August

Bucket list: Top 5 things to do in Japan

There are many things to do in cool countries like Japan. However, as a tourist, you may not have enough time to figure out what is worth to try especially in a limited time. This is the list of ten unique things to experience in Japan. 1. Eat ramen/udon/soba commons.wikimedia.org/ They are many types of…

10 Differences Between American and Japanese School Systems

1. Time/Vacation School in the US usually starts in August and ends in June. However, in Japan classes start in April and ends in March. There are less days off in Japan compared with their US counterparts. en.rocketnews24.com/ On average the Japanese spend 60 days more per year at school that the US. It is…

Kinosaki Hot Springs Town: Relaxing Getaway from the Big City

One of the foreign-friendly places to visit in Japan is the Kansai region. Located in the southern-central part of Honshu, the region is considered to be the cultural and historical heart of the country. Here, you can find the place Kinosaki, a perfect getaway from the busy metropolitan area where you can stroll around the…

3 Recommended Mountains for an Unforgettable Hike in Japan

Japan has a reputation as a bustling urban sprawl, however, this is far from the truth. Although Japan is home to the most populated city in the world, Tokyo, it is 70% mountainous. Hiking has had a real surge in popularity over the past few years in Japan from young people of high school age…
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The Hello Kitty Project: Japan Sends Hello Kitty to Outer Space!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The most popular Sanrio character, Hello Kitty, has just been dispatched into outer space! This is an effort to demonstrate the country’s progressing economic and technological industry as headed by the current prime minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe. What is the Hello Kitty Project? jp.fotolia.com/ The Hello Kitty…

Final Fantasy VII Remake – The Crossdressing Cloud Conundrum

The Final Fantasy franchise has redefined the video-game industry and has garnered such acclaim that even after decades, Square Enix has decided to remake Final Fantasy VII and to shock fans around the world. The production will be led by Tetsuya Nomura, who will be directing the remake, with producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazuhige…

Sadako Yamamura: World’s Most Famous Antagonist

You might have heard of Sadako Yamamura from some movies such as “The Ring.” But have you come to ask why she’s continuously haunting others? Sadako is the main character of the Ring Trilogy novels. These were made by Koji Suzuki, a Japanese writer who is currently living in Tokyo. The novels have been adapted…

Japan’s Secret Weapon against Summer: the Anti-UV Umbrella

Summer in Japan, like everybody says, is most likely different than any other place in the world. It’s not just hot, it’s humid, it’s airless, it’s sticky, and.. it’s very hot! As some news broadcasts have reported, this summer some of the hottest days’ temperature are much higher compared to last year. The heat makes…

Coming of Age Day: How the Japanese Celebrate Becoming an Adult

Japanese people are only considered self-reliant once they reach the age of 20. This is considered the age of maturity in the country. It is also a sign of adulthood. This means that they are already capable of handling responsibilities on their own. And so, they can therefore be allowed to smoke, vote and drink…

Put a Ring on It! All about Japanese Traditional Weddings

Putting a ring on it can have a lot of ups and downs. People around the world marry for a variety of reasons. Some people think marrying can make the relationship more official. Some would also say, it makes them work harder for the relationship to grow. Other would marry for money or for fun.…
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