Monthly Archives: September 2016

At the mention of taxes, the typical impression is that it's something which we are legally obligated to pay. However, do you know that there is a voluntary tax system in Japan which calls upon the people to pay taxes on their own initiative and that there have been...

One of the key highlights of summer in Japan would have to be the hanabi (花火) i.e. fireworks. Generally, there are two major categories of hanabi i.e. the uchiage hanabi (打ち上げ花火) and the omocha hanabi (おもちゃ花火 or 玩具花火). The uchiage hanabi is what you see at hanabi festivals where...

No matter where you live in the world, you have probably heard about Zen. When you hear the word Zen, the image of meditation and pursuit of knowledge is strong. Additionally, many people probably believe that Zen is difficult to understand and that it is a whole other world...

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