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Witness the Art of Sushi by Japanese Chef Jiro Ono in This Documentary

In my opinion, I believe that cuisine is a very delicate form of art that many people either take for granted or forget about due to its abundance and regularity. By gathering different ingredients from completely different ecosystems (which in themselves are either tasteless or incompatible), one can so delicately combine them together in the…

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, One of Kyoto’s Largest Parks

The Kyoto-Gyoen National Garden is an essential part of Kyoto city. It is definitely one of the biggest (if not the biggest) parks in Kyoto. If you look at Kyoto’s map, you’ll notice that a huge rectangular green area that takes up a huge surface of the map and which lies in the middle of…

Shoren-in Temple: Tranquil By Day, Illuminating Beauty By Night

Since autumn season is coming to an end now in Japan, a seasonal event that is very common in Japan during that period is the visiting of night temples and the viewing of light shows. While temples and shrines are known to close by the end of the day (around 5pm), there is time during…

How to Enjoy a Marvelous Day in Kyoto with only 1700〜2200¥

Kyoto, just like many cities in Japan takes into consideration the fact that its city is populated by a large number of students or recently independent individuals and, therefore, offers a wide range of prices for most goods (if they aren’t monopolistic). kyotoguide.com/ This wide range contains goods such as service goods as well as…

Five Characteristics to Expect when Dating a Japanese Woman

Surely each individual is unique, and generalizations/stereotypes about an entire culture can’t be made based on a very little number of individuals. However, from an anthropological perspective, certain cultures tend to practice same rituals due to the culture transmission throughout the years, and even though an individual may have his/her particular characteristics, a community in…

Have you ever tried University Cafeterias in Japan?

Japan already provides its citizens with countless affordable restaurants that suit their needs and wants allowing them to follow an economizing plan as well as a healthy diet if needed. It never fails to disappoint though; every Japanese university contains a very nice cafeteria. Several universities have more than two cafeterias on each of their…

Is Izakaya the Japanese equivalent of a restaurant bar?

Japan has a lot of foreign bars and clubs, but one of its most famous hangout places for drinking and eating is the Izakayas. Generally, most Japanese people especially the university students tend to spend more time at the izakayas than the usual bars. Nonetheless, izakayas are located in the nightlife area as well as…

A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II

“A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II from Contemporary Japan History, politics, and social change since the 1980s, second edition” Introduction dailysignal.com/ – Japan had a tremendous recovery and socio-economic improvement after the World War II devastation. – Remains of war led to form a risk-free nation focusing on…

Comparison of Preschools in 3 Different Cultures: China, Japan, United States

“Anthropological fieldwork at the preschools of three different cultures in reference to Tobin, Joseph Jay., Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa’s Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States (2009)” Prior to going on that “virtual fieldwork” by watching the anthropological videos of Joseph Tobin from Preschool in Three Cultures revisited: China, Japan,…

Territorial Issues Between Japan and China, Korea and Russia

Ever since Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping have been elected, Xi Jinping has been avoiding a meeting with Abe and that is due to two reasons. i.ytimg.com/ The first one is because of the Yasukuni Shrine issue concerning Japan’s war responsibility. The second reason is due to the Senkaku islands…
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