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3 Great Ideas on How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Japan

Another year is almost over, and no doubt you’re thinking about how to spend the New Year’s celebration while you are in Japan. Christmas in Japan is very different to how it is in most Western countries; people often eat chicken and see illuminations with their partner rather than eat homemade food with their families.…

Check Out Kit Kat’s New Year Packaging and Kit Kat Mail!

Do you know that Kit Kat has been commonly given as a way of saying “Good Luck” in Japan? It is mainly because of a linguistic reason where the Japanese pronunciation of Kit Kat sounds a lot like kitto katsu. Kitto katsu means “You will definitely succeed” in Japanese. Thus, it has become very common…

Otoshidama: The Japanese Take On Holiday Giving!

Christmas and New Year’s mean many things in many different countries. While many western children are excited for Santa, leaving cookies and milk out for their portly patriarch, praying for the latest and greatest toy and gadget, Japanese children are waiting in the wings, biding their time for the greatest event of the year –…

9Facts you may not know about the Japanese New Year!

Probably there are different ways to spends holidays of the New Year depending to the cultural backgrounds of every country and also to the families traditions. In Japan also there is a long list of things to do in the New Years in every family, that may be completely new for visitors. How about introducing…