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Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

A Brief History of Tokyo

We all know Tokyo as the well of culture, entertainment, shopping and maybe a dash of craziness. While we gaze in amazement and enjoy the endless things we can do there to have fun, we also should dive into the fascinating past of one of the most famous cities in the world. 〜1869 bushidoart.jp/ Tokyo…

Prince Shotoku: the Legend, the Leader, the Man

Who Was Prince Shotoku en.wikipedia.org/ When people refer to Japan as a Buddhist nation, this man is being remembered in a small way. Prince Shotoku was regent (interim ruler) appointed by Empress Suiko in 593. He is also known as Prince Umayado, or Prince Kamitsumiya. He is known and revered for promulgating Buddhism in Japan.…

Real Monster Town that Won’t Scare the Children

My 2.5-year-old daughter first introduced me to Yokai – mythical creatures in Japanese folklore. Some are mischievous while others are known to bring good fortune. There are many different kinds of Yokai and although I hadn’t been familiar with the word itself, I was actually more acquainted with Yokai than I realised. Kappa tabetainjya.com/ More…