2016 August

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On a Budget? Save Money and Eat at Japan’s Standing Restaurants!

What is a standing restaurant? A standing restaurant is a restaurant where people have to stand while eating, albeit, there is usually still a limited number of chairs available. If you have traveled to Japan before, you might have already seen one. Standing restaurant is deemed unordinary for foreigners because it can only be found…

‘Engrish’: 3 English Mistakes Most Japanese People Make

Anyone learning a new language makes a lot of mistakes. For example, I once tried to talk about religion with a Japanese friend. I wanted to talk about, “religion as a spiritual experience.” The Japanese word for spiritual is “reiteki” but I misspoke and said “seiteki.” So what I said instead was, “religion as a…

Visit the Enchanting “Juniko” – The Twelve Lakes of Aomori!

Have you ever traveled to the beautiful prefecture of Aomori in Japan? If you haven’t, you should try visiting a popular tourist destination called “Juniko” which is also known as the “Twelve Lakes.” It is located in Fukaura town which stands as a collective term for 33 lakes and ponds in the area. It is…

In Osaka? Visit and Shop at the Legendary Denden Town!

If Japan is known for anything, it is known for electronics. When I first came to Japan, I was expecting everyone to have the best and newest electronics in the world, and all the kids to travel to school in their own Gundams or something. While I was rather disappointed that I could not buy…

Fill Your Stomach With Unlimited Donuts and More at Mister Donut’s Buffet!

Mister Donut is an extremely famous and popular donut franchise here in Japan. Most Japanese people are familiar with the brand itself but may not be aware that Mister Donut actually originated in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1955, this brand was eventually bought by the US company Allied Lyons who was the company that ran…
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