2018 January

Learn About the Meanings Behind the 8 Most Common Japanese Surnames

Surnames are a very unique and interesting aspect of Japan. Did you know that an overwhelming majority of Japanese surnames have been in existence only since the late 19th century? Also, the meanings behind those surnames are very reflective of cultural, religious, and social practices that have been in Japanese society for a while. It…

Looking for a Nice Winter Drink in Japan? These 4 Ought to Keep You Warm!

We all see demand for certain drinks such as melon soda, mugicha (barley tea), mango juice, and others go up during summer. However, if you are experiencing the beautiful and cold Japanese wintertime and wondering which non-alcoholic beverages would complement the weather and mood, check out these four tasty Japanese drinks! 1. Dainagon Shiruko A…

Enjoy Fluffy Pancakes at These 4 Tempting Cafes in Osaka!

Fluffy pancakes have been a popular and trending food in Japan in recent years. They are especially popular among women in Japan, both young and old, who often enjoy eating pancakes with friends or alone. It is certainly a peaceful and enjoyable moment for yourself amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. I have…

Touch the Horizon at the Bandai-Azuma Skyline in Fukushima

Fukushima is a beautiful prefecture in Japan famed for its natural beauty and friendly people. Although many tourists may not think to visit Fukushima or have concerns about radiation in the region, I would highly recommend taking a chance and exploring this gorgeous place. One spot in particular which draws many nature lovers is the…

What Can This Cute Robotic Dog From Sony Japan Do?

2018 is considered to be the “Year of the Dog,” and coincidentally, it’s also the year that Sony Corporation decided to release the new version of their Artificial Intelligence Robot dog, or “aibo,” after going on hiatus in 2006. aibo is said to be the most sophisticated product to be introduced in the robotics market…

Find Out About This Delicious Variety of Sushi in Beautiful Nagasaki!

Out of the hundreds of varieties of sushi available in Japan, there is one that is very popular named ‘Tekkamaki’. Japanese people consume a huge amount of this sushi, and will often eat it to celebrate special occasions or just for a tasty meal. While the entire country has their tekkamaki in the orthodox style,…

Want to Be Among the First Few to Ride Japan’s Newest Bullet Train? Here’s How!

Did you know that Japanese bullet trains (Shinkansen) go on trial runs before becoming fully operational? Usually, it takes a lot of time to develop a bullet train and there are a lot of demonstrations that include quality checks, speed tests, and more. What if someone gave you an opportunity to participate in a maglev…

Find Cheap International Groceries at This Great Supermarket in Japan!

For international people in Japan or even Japanese people who are fans of foreign products, purchasing foreign imported food can be difficult and sometimes very costly. A small piece of cheese can set you back 1000 yen, and many items you will struggle to find at all. You may know of the chain stores such…

Visiting Osaka in February? Here Are 3 Interesting Events to Look Forward To!

Winter season is one of the busiest and most eventful seasons in Osaka. From December through February, parties, illuminations, and other colorful holiday events are held everywhere. Check out some activities and events that you can enjoy if you plan to visit Osaka this February 2018! 1. Plum Blossom Viewing Want to experience flower viewing…
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