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Looking to Buy a Yukata for Summer? Check Out These 5 Affordable Places in Japan!

It is almost impossible to walk down Tokyo’s summer festivals and not see Japanese people in their yukata, a traditional Japanese clothing for summer. Yukata is the more casual version of a kimono, made from cotton or synthetic fiber. It is made for all genders and ages. Not only is it perfect for personal wear…

Don’t Let Your Old Clothes Go to Waste: How to Recycle Clothes in Japan

Whether you’re doing a big cleaning to welcome the summer or getting ready to move abroad, getting rid of old clothes is not always an easy task. Here are a few and easy ways to make some space in your home and have your used clothes out of the waste. integritymovers.com/ 1. Bring your old…

Turn Your Meals Into a Sakura Celebration by Making Sakura Denbu!

Japan always offer something special to celebrate the change of the weather especially when it comes to the food. As spring is coming, you may see various pink-colored food packaging and plenty of sakura-flavored sweets and drinks. One of the most eye-catching spring foods for me is the delicate pink and light fish floss called…

How to Donate Blood in Japan: What to Know and What to Do

According to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRC), the decreasing birthrate and aging population are causing a drain on blood supplies in Japan. Ensuring a stable supply of blood donors is, therefore, a need that must be quickly addressed. However, there are still a lot of confusion over who is allowed and who is not…

How to Get Your Glasses Cleaned the Free and Easy Japanese Way

When you are strolling around Tokyo, you may find many well-known glasses chain stores, and “Megane Drug” (メガネドラッグ) is one of them. japaneseclass.jp/ They can be easily recognized by their cute bob-haired-girl-with-glasses mascot and their bright yellow banner. Also, they always provide an ultrasonic glasses cleaner in front of their store, and the best thing…

Bourbon’s Chocolate Slice: Japan’s Sweetest Innovation

If you are a chocolate fan who always longed for chocolate in the form of a cheese slice, congratulations, your wish has been granted! Thanks to Bourbon, a Japanese confectionery company, pre-sliced, individually wrapped chocolate has come to life. What is Special About these Chocolate Slices? shop.bourbon.jp/ スライス生チョコレート (Suraisu Nama Chokoreto) by Bourbon is made…

5 Delicious McDonald’s Pies to Try as the Seasons Change in Japan

As you might know, McDonald’s has differing menus all over the world. So, the McDonald’s in Japan, of course, has its own menu too, as well as differing dessert specialties for every season. One of their best-sellers, the baked apple pie, is my favorite, especially in cold weather. However, McDonalds Japan offers a special variety…

“An”, The 2015 Kanji of the Year

Do you know that every year the Japanese Proficiency Society chooses a kanji to be the “Kanji of the Year”? They choose 10 characters which represent the event of the current year best and then do a poll through a national ballot where the kanji with the most votes wins the award of kotoshi no…

O-souji: The Big Year End Cleaning Ritual

While it is the time of the year for preparing Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties in many countries, in Japan things are a little different. It is the time when people return to their hometown to enjoy a few days together with their families. However, the lack of parties does not mean Japanese people…

Planning to Rent an Apartment in Japan? 7 Important Things to Prepare

It is one of the biggest challenges that many foreigners have to face when they plan on staying in Japan: looking for a place to live. For foreign residents, renting an apartment (アパート, apaato) in Japan could be exciting yet painful at the same time. It is a complicated process that requires a lot of…
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