By Kiezzsa

Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

Udon Electricity: Could Japanese Noodles Become the World’s Future Energy Source?

From the time that civilizations have discovered the use of electricity, the energy consumption level all over the world has constantly increased. With the way we are currently using our energy sources, it is only a matter of time before they run out. Because of this concern, countries are trying to come up with alternative…

Are There LGBT Families in Japan? What Is Their Situation Like?

Japan is a country of advancement, and in many aspects, it seems to be one step ahead of everybody else. However, there is one area in which this country is lagging behind. And that area consists of issues relating to LGBT. It was not until recent years that Japan’s outlook on the LGBT community started…

Feeling Hot and Sticky? Here Are 3 Japanese Products to Help You Cool Down

Anyone who has been to Japan during summer knows that the heat and humidity can be very challenging. It does not take long for you to be a sticky, sweaty mess when you’re out and about. Of course, we would all prefer to stay indoors where the air conditioners keep you cool. However, it is…

The Growing Popularity of Classical Music in Japan

When you think about classical music, you most probably picture countries in Europe. Vienna in Austria is said to be where classical music was born and Berlin in Germany is the home to beautiful opera houses. There is also Italy as a lot of well-known classical pieces are written in Italian. However, it is uncommon…

Are You Aware of the Truth Behind the Plight of the ‘Fukushima 50’?

The term, “Fukushima 50,” was coined by the media to refer to the remaining workers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所) after a series of nuclear accidents following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The number was supposed to reflect the workers that were at the site at the time but 50 is…

Should a Female Successor Be Allowed to Ascend the Japanese Imperial Throne?

The engagement of Princess Mako (眞子さま), the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), sparked not only a celebration of a joyous affair but also a debate on the status of women in the Royal Family. Japan’s Imperial Family follows the Imperial Household Law (皇室典範), which was in place since 1947 when the Emperor became a…

Can You Trick Your Brain into Eating Less with Japan’s “Diet Goggles”?

Japan is a very communal country and as such, one of the things Japanese people avoid is sticking out. There is a strong pursuit to be “just like everyone else.” This kind of thinking can be seen even in the way they take care of their bodies. Asians are usually on the slimmer side, especially…

Is This Japanese Traditional Method of Kimono Coloring Almost Dead?

“Innovation” is a word that most people are familiar with. This simple word has allowed societies to advance beyond our imagination. It has brought us to an era where it seems like anything is possible. Japan, in particular, is a well-known country when it comes to innovation. Similarly, the country is also known for its…
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