2015 August

The easiest way to get to the heart of Tokyo from Narita and Haneda airports

When you come to travel in Japan and step out of the airport, what do you feel like? Perhaps, you want to have a mind-blowing experience, try some delicious Japanese food, or have your breath taken away by the outstanding scenery. But there’s an obstacle ahead. The problem you might face youtube.com/ And that is…

Anime and other Varieties of Voice Acting in Japan

In a place where animation is popular, Japan naturally has a greater prominence for voice acting. The country’s animation accounts for 60% of the total animated series in the world. Thus, voice acting has become an apparent job for many of the Japanese. Since the advent of radio, voice acting has also become popular. But…

4 Unique Shaved Ice shops you should try this summer!

The quintessential summer icy dessert can be found all over Japan during the summer. It has a long history and can even be traced back to the Meiji period. It was regarded as a high luxury item with ice being imported as far away as Boston in the United States! ameblo.jp/ Luckily in the summer…

What is Wasabi? Get to know more about Japan’s iconic condiment!

Introduction In many Japanese occasions, Wasabi has always been one of the main ingredients. This is an extremely spicy condiment, which is popularly used in eating sushi. This can also be used in a variety of dishes such as sashimi, soba, udon, etc. It is available in paste or powder form. healthywriter.com/ “Which of these…

An Adventure Inside the Mononoke Forest in Yakushima!

One of the places in Japan, which is considered to be one of the world’s heritage by UNESCO, is Yakushima. Located in the southern tip of Osumi Peninsula, Yakushima is an ancient forest home to many of life’s precious and untouched greenery. The island doesn’t have any volcanoes due to its granite bedrock. This somehow…

3 Common Japanese Stereotypes: Agree or Disagree?

Whoever you are and wherever you go, there are common conventional thoughts that people will normally characterize you by based on your nationality. This is what you call “stereotyping.” It can be both positive and negative. Americans are stereotyped as friendly, generous, hardworking and optimistic in the positive sense. Negatively, they are viewed as materialistic,…

7 Places in Japan You Must Put on your Bucket List

When you travel to Japan, do not forget to list your destinations. It will save you lots of time and tons of money. The fact that you are prepared will leave no room for mishaps. Venture out by learning the culture first. Here are some of the places you might want to try on your…

Yabusame: the Traditional Japanese Mounted Archery

Do you know that mounted warriors have existed in Japan for more than 1,500 years? Yes, it has been a long time indeed, dating back to the Kamakura period. The need for it arose when Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of Kamakura Shogunate, became concerned with the skill levels of his samurais. He was alarmed with…

How do the Japanese Learn English?

English has played a major role in globalization. It has become a choice language for international communications all over the world. Thus, the need for learning it has been increasing in contemporary society. Most Japanese people cannot speak English and that is the reality. However, the English-speaking population in the country is gradually increasing. This…

Reasons for shutting down the Tomari Nuclear Plant

After 42 years, the last Nuclear Power Plant has just been closed in Japan on May 5th of 2012. Located in Hokkaido, Japan, Tomari Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power plant providing energy in the area. Japan and its Nuclear Power Plants commons.wikimedia.org/ It was in 1954 that Japan started its Nuclear Power Plant…
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