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10 Tips For Worry–Free Travel in Japan

Travelling in a foreign country may be rather challenging, especially if you do not speak its language. How to prepare for your trip in Japan and make it smoother than ever? 1. Rent a pocket WiFi jp.fotolia.com/ Mobile broadband services and plans are quite expensive in Japan. You should purchase or rent the ‘Pocket WiFi’…

Hanko in Japan: why is it necessary?

What is a hanko (inkan)? new.vk.com/ Nowhere else on earth is the name seal as popular as it is in Japan. Here, the name seal replaces your signature. Every registration, bank account, insurance or other document requires a stamp with your name. Any Japanese or foreign person living in Japan for a long period of…

The Dark Side of The Japanese Idol Industry

Japan is famous for many things. Seen as a hub of wacky trends and colorful fashions, people associate Japan with innovation and uniqueness. However, there is another part of Japanese entertainment which is something of a phenomenon and now dominates the industry. It is Idol Culture, and it is attracting people both in the country…

NEETs in Japan: What Does It Mean?

Although Japanese are considered to be very hard working people, there is still a fracture of people that don’t want to work. The definition of NEET was created to define the generation from 15 to 34 years old that do not wish to work. How did this happen and what does the government do to…

Japanese housewives’ saving tips

In Japan, being a housewife is also considered a job. Besides taking care of the family and the house, the woman also has to calculate their living expenses so that they can save the bigger amount. Many women have a small pocket notebook to record their savings, there are even books with timetables being sold…

8 Aspects of Japanese Culinary Traditions

Many visitors think that Japanese food are hard to eat or not enough varied, since all they know about is sushi and sashimi. However, Japan is a heaven for food gourmet around the world, where you can find an infinite choice of foods. And Japan is where you can enjoy a good cuisine going from…

3 reasons to love shopping in Japan!

Shopping in Japan is an incontestable pleasure and a marvelous experience. If one is looking for the last trend, for an astonishing numbers of choice and styles, from the most demanded brands with a highly qualified service, Japan, and especially Tokyo, should be a heaven for you. Here some of the reasons that explain how…

Host Clubs, Unique Entertainment for Girls in Japan

Being greeted like a princess and being surrounded by many handsome men – a dream come true in Japan, as long as your purse can afford it. What is Host Club? jp.fotolia.com/ Have you ever heard of the anime “Ouran High School Host Club”? Before the anime became popular, there were many host clubs in…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many people talking about, with a lower…

7 Daily Habits Considered Rude Elsewhere, But are Perfectly OK in Japan

There are many communication rules in Japan and sometimes they might seem confusing of what is and isn’t appropriate. However, there are a few rules that would be considered impolite in other countries, but in Japan, those rules are not applicable. 1. Not tipping! jp.fotolia.com/ There is no tipping system in Japan and the surprising…
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