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McDonald’s Japan Tries a Daring Flavor With Their Limited Edition Fries

“What am I going to eat today?” Here’s a question that a lot of us ponder over on a daily basis. Having to decide what to eat is often seen as a first world problem that illustrates how quickly consumers get bored of eating the same type of food. For this reason, Japanese gastronomy businesses…

Is Kumitaiso (Group Gymnastics) Too Dangerous for Japanese Students?

Kumitaiso or the Japanese physical education (P.E.) class group gymnastics is not an ordinary task. It is mostly done by students who go the distance in using their bodies to make different shapes such as human pyramids. It has a vast history which is believed to have a militaristic approach. Across the nation, at least…

How Did a University with 3,000 International Students Cope with the Kyushu Earthquakes?

※The content in this article has been translated from this interview by Nikkei Business Online On April 14th, 2016, an earthquake struck the center of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu and the surrounding area. In Kumamoto, the deaths of over 40 people have been reported, Aso Ohashi has collapsed and damages to various places have arisen.…

Wild Boars Roaming Around Kobe University Campus: Dangerous or Cute?

Have you ever seen a wild boar or like the students at Kobe University, been tackled by one? Kobe University is a public university located in Kobe, a beautiful port city in Hyogo prefecture. kobe-u.ac.jp/ The campus is located on Rokkō mountain; on a slope and deep in nature. This location is precisely the reason…

Is Real Japanese School Life Similar to That in Anime?

Anime shows about schools showcase events such as having fun and chatting in the classroom, attending school clubs several times a year, doing daily chores, and spending time with friends in quiet parts of the school. Unfortunately, Japanese schools are much more strict and many students do not have time for cliques and other things…