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We all know how technologically advanced Japan is as a country. The Japanese are more tech-savvy than anyone else in the world. From small electric Itazura coin banks to huge magnetic bullet trains, the country is famous for its technological innovations. As Japan advances in every field, its population...

Cheerleading is a highly recognized physical activity around the world. In Japan, it is popularly known as a sport that requires athletic ability and physical strength. Teams are divided into males and females and they compete with routines through different levels. But did you know that cheerleading is not only...

Since arriving in Tokyo, there are so many everyday interactions and experiences that I have learned to love here. The Japanese hospitality, social etiquettes, and the amazing public transport system are obvious ones but there are a few other things that I see and experience that I absolutely love...

It is very hard to find a babysitter in Japan. And even if you do, chances are the cost will be horribly expensive! What makes it worse are many households are "two-income" where both parents work to provide for the family. So who is left with the children then?...

The transportation system in Japan is an area the country is very proud of. People living in Japan take the train, subway, taxis and buses as their main form of transport and so do tourists visiting the country. Transportation in Japan is also quite efficient and punctual. Buses in Japan,...

If you have come to Japan, you'd be overwhelmed by the respectful manner of the Japanese. But when riding public transportation such as bullet trains or buses, it's not hard to see young people sitting on the seats while there are some elderly standing. So of course this will...

According to the UN, Japan has a quarter of its total population (i.e., 25 %) of senior citizens above 65 years old. Also, the total population is going to decrease 10% by next decade. There is also a fear that if the shrinking continues at the same pace, there...

Japan is a country with a recently ageing problem. It is true that the number of elder people is large and it lacks young people. But have you ever wondered why people in Japan are healthy and have a longer life? Personally, I, who have been living here for...

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