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3 Important Things to Do When Attending a Japanese Funeral

Funerals or soushiki (葬式) in Japan are usually centered on Buddhist customs. Right after the passing of a loved one, the family holds a funeral service in a temple, funeral hall, or in the deceased’s home for two consecutive days. The first day is the wake called “otsuya (お通夜),” wherein family, relatives, friends, and colleagues…

Coming of Age Day: How the Japanese Celebrate Becoming an Adult

Japanese people are only considered self-reliant once they reach the age of 20. This is considered the age of maturity in the country. It is also a sign of adulthood. This means that they are already capable of handling responsibilities on their own. And so, they can therefore be allowed to smoke, vote and drink…