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Overtime, few benefits, no days off: what is it really like working in Japan? If you work in an office environment, be prepared to wear formal clothes and learn how to exchange business cards in the polite Japanese way. You might need to learn formal Japanese (‘keigo’ 敬語) too,...

Japanese nationals are considered to be shy and not able to discuss properly. Many Westerners claim, that most Japanese are not able of forming an opinion and even if they have one, that they are not able express their opinion. But is this really so simple? Is this true? toyokeizai.net/ ...

Life is hard. Sometimes everyone needs a good cry. In Japan, where the control of emotions is mastered and people do not let their tears out except when absolutely necessary (only during public sport events athletes tend to cry when their team loses, especially young women, at least it...

In the middle of Tokyo, only five minutes from Daikanyama station lies a hidden gem. Who would have known, that in the modern city of Japan's capital you could find a traditional Japanese house that you can enter, smell the scent of tatami, get in touch with traditional architecture,...

Roppongi is a district famous for clubs and a place of choice for foreigners to hang out in. It is also infamous for troubles in the nightlife scene and as a rather dangerous place if you tend to get into fights easily. But it has a lot more than...

If you walk down a busy street in Tokyo, take a train during rush hour or if you just keep sitting in a coffee shop, you might notice something in Japanese girls. Most fashion conscious ladies wear perfectly coordinated clothes, no strains, no resurrected old clothes, and usually fit...

The idea of privacy has many different aspects in Japanese life. It is also important that individuals have the right to keep personal information private. With a recent census being conducted in 2015, many Japanese citizens felt their privacy has been invaded to a certain degree. biwako-valley.com/ Privacy and Publicity...

Japan has basic veggies like potatoes, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes and others, but there are also plenty of greens that are a staple in Japan. Some of these can be rather rare outside the country or outside of Asia. Learn about some of the vegetables used in traditional Japanese dishes...

There are plenty of coffee shops in Japan: Starbucks, Doctor, Excelsior just to name a few chain stores, and of course, you will also be able to find plenty of local cafes to enjoy a cup of coffee with something sweet. But sometimes you will be in a hurry,...

Different from some other cultures, the question "Would you like some tea?" is not that simple in Japan. Besides western tea, Japan has around five basic teas to offer next to three foreign tastes, without counting various variations and differences in-between the basic teas. biz-trend.com/ Wherever you go, there are plenty...

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