By Aya Zain

Progressing in the Digital Age: All About Bitcoins and Japan’s Take on It

In this fast-paced digital world that we live in where people grow impatient at the ticking of seconds between stoplights or the time lag from website to website, people are also growing frustrated with how rough banking systems are. You pay online for an item, but you can’t do it with a simple click. You…

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A New and Improved Japanese Bullet Train Is in the Works

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you’ve definitely heard of, or even ridden, a Shinkansen or bullet train. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) officially announced that they are working on a new-generation bullet train – the Chuo Shinkansen. Find out about it here! Chuo Shinkansen jp.fotolia.com/ The Chuo Shinkansen is…

Navigating Japan: Can Using Trains in Japan Make You Smarter?

If you’ve been frequenting Japan’s well-established railway network, you’ll come to notice that a lot of the exit signs use cardinal directions (north, east, south, west) rather than relative directions (left, right, forward, backward). Cardinal directions are difficult to remember for many of us. It would take time to pick up hints and signals to…

Don’t Run From the Heat! 8 Reasons to Stay in Japan and Enjoy the Summer!

Summers are always an exciting time of the year. A time where you can hit the streets or the beach or wherever you head to, wearing basic minimal clothing. The atmosphere is vibrant, people are laughing, and you can eat all the matcha ice cream in the world. While leaving Japan during summertime might be…