2015 August

Kodomo no Hi: Celebrating Children’s Day in Japan

Every 5th of the month of May, the Japanese celebrate Children’s Day, also known as Kodomo no Hi. This is part of the Golden Week celebration, one day which is set aside to respect the unique personalities of children as well as their happiness. It was the sudden shift to Gregorian calendar that the celebration…

Save Japan’s Economy: Increase the Female Workforce!

Apparently, Japan has been facing an economic downturn since its recession period. Its economy has been spiraling downwards due to many occurring circumstances. One such circumstance is the lack of workers in the country. The workforce is a very important contribution to support the country’s welfare cost and taxes. globochannel.com/ Do you know that Japanese…

One Piece: The First Japanese Manga to Make it into the Guinness World Records

Popularly known for its manga culture, a Japanese manga has finally made it to the Guinness World Records! Unparalleled and incomparable as a comic book series, One Piece has made its name known for a long time in Japan. It started in 1996 and has ever since been making its way up. Many Japanese believe…

White Hat Hackers to Fight Cyberattacks in Japan

There is an uptrend of cyber attacks happening in Japan recently. Cyber threats against Japan’s infrastructures and services have been noticed. An example of these is the Japanese Petroleum Association wherein many of their PCs were infected by an unknown virus. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics, the country has to find a way to counteract…

Enjoy Japan while Saving Money! Three Tips for Every Traveller

The Land of the Rising Sun has a well-known reputation for being an expensive country to travel in. There are times when people give up on going to the country out of fear of incurring a huge cost or even debt for travelling. Little do they know that there are actually several budgeting tips for…

Yamazaki Sherry, Whiskey Bible 2015’s Winner!

A home to world’s best whisky is Japan, as it has been declared earlier this year. This is based on a prestigious guidebook known as Whisky Bible. This is a book containing a total of 4,500 detailed, professionally analyzed and easy-to-understand notes on the world’s leading and lesser notable whiskies. Jim Murray is the whisky…

Ukiyo-e: Japanese Pictures of the Floating World

What is Ukiyo-e? Since antiquity, Japanese art had found patrons in aristocracy, military, and religious authorities. With their social status, they were the only ones capable of appreciating art. One of these forms which flourished in the country from the 17th through the 19th centuries is “ukiyo-e.” factsanddetails.com/ In Japanese, these means “pictures of the…

6 of the Best Beaches in the Vicinity of Tokyo

Summer is in full swing! What can be better to counter the heat than a day at the beach? These beaches are approximately 1-1.5 hours away from Tokyo. I can’t wait to take a dip and frolic in the waves! Now where’s my hammock… 1. Shonan Beach benweller.photoshelter.com/ Rating: 4 out of 5 parasols The…

7 Strange but Awesome Soft Drinks You Should Try in Japan

1. Calpis calpis.co.jp Calpis, the ubiquitous cultured milk drink in Japan, is a thin milky white drink that tastes like yoghurt. It is seen everywhere from cartons in convenience stores, cans in vending machines, and cocktail sours in local bars. Due to how the name sounds in English, it is marketed as Calpico in western…

3 Popular Japanese indoor board games

There are a lot of games available in the Japanese shops. It was in the 100 yen shops that I found so many interesting traditional indoor games in Japan for the first time. And I was so happy to discover that toy shops in Japan are really big and have a great collection of varied…
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