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Lolita Fashion Types and Sub-Genres

Being famous for delicious food, exotic culture and a different lifestyle, Japan also has a very intense youth culture with a wide range of fashion styles. One smaller sub-culture would be Lolita fashion. First of all, there is no connection with the novel written by Vladimir Nabokov or the related Lolita complex which describes the…

Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe

The foreign minister of Japan, Taro Kono is making headlines, urging western media to write Japanese family name first and first name last as it is the custom in the Japanese Language. To cite, he said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s name should be written as “Abe Shinzo”. He even added it was the right time…
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Tragedy in Japan: The Toddlers Killed in the Car Accident ! Whose Fault is it?

Recently, the news in Japan have been all about the car accidents caused by people with ages between 60-90 years old, reason why many of the elderly started handing in their license and giving up their cars so that they can make a difference and prevent more tragedies to happen. The Ikebukuro accident, also the…
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Seven Stars Cruise Train, Kyushu Like you Have Never Experienced Before

I know so many people who have dreamt of traveling in the first class of a luxury plane, enjoying its exceptional services. I agree on the uniqueness of the experience but nevertheless I personally find this a waste of money. Especially because you are only able to appreciate the breathtaking landscapes during the departure and…

CULTURE

Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe

The foreign minister of Japan, Taro Kono is making headlines, urging western media to write Japanese family name first and first name last as it is the custom in the Japanese Language. To cite, he said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s name should be written as “Abe Shinzo”. He even added it was the right time…
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Lolita Fashion Types and Sub-Genres

Being famous for delicious food, exotic culture and a different lifestyle, Japan also has a very intense youth culture with a wide range of fashion styles. One smaller sub-culture would be Lolita fashion. First of all, there is no connection with the novel written by Vladimir Nabokov or the related Lolita complex which describes the…

Have You Ever Seen a Japanese Wolf?

If you ever plan to go hiking in Japan, chances are that you will never encounter a Japanese wolf. “Why’s that?” you may ask. In a nutshell, the Japanese wolf has been extinct for a very long time now. In fact, the last Japanese wolf died in 1905. Coming to think of it, 1905 is…

LIVE AND WORK

Quick and easy guide to choose your best mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

There is nothing special about taking beautiful photos and share them on social networks. Beginners usually use their own smartphone to do so, but some of them are more “proactive” and use interchangeable-lens camera. Thanks to that, the quality of pictures has drastically improved on our favorite social networks over the years. Interchangeable-lens cameras are…

Two foreigners have obtained the special skilled visa!

Considering the new Immigration Control Law came into effect earlier this year, and that the examinations for special skilled visa (特定技能ビザ) already started and will continue to be held in the near future (for details, check this!), the Immigration Department has released some optimistic news. According to the Immigration Department, the first two foreigners to…
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A reportage with JETRO: Supporting and encouraging foreigners who work and wish to work in Japan

This time, we had the pleasure to talk with the staff from JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), which is in charge of encouraging and supporting foreigners in Japan especially when it comes to finding work here. JETRO’s missions are diverse and include “Investments from overseas to Japan”, “Support for exporting Japanese agriculture, forestry and fishery…
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What To Do and How To Correctly Behave in a Sento 銭湯

While Onsen 温泉 (literally hot source) exist for the pleasure of relaxation and the health benefits of bathing in nutrient-rich water, Sento 銭湯 (public bath) are local establishments mostly used for daily hygiene. Although Sento are less in the spotlight, they still are truly relaxing after a hard day of labor. Anyway, you can notice…

NEWS

Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe

The foreign minister of Japan, Taro Kono is making headlines, urging western media to write Japanese family name first and first name last as it is the custom in the Japanese Language. To cite, he said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s name should be written as “Abe Shinzo”. He even added it was the right time…

What to Do If Mt. Hakone Erupts?

Hakone is by far one of the most important touristic destinations in Japan. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it an ideal location for those living in the big metropolis, allowing locals to go there on weekends and even take 1-day trips just to enjoy the nature and the hot springs. Therefore, going to Hakone…
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Tragedy in Japan: The Toddlers Killed in the Car Accident ! Whose Fault is it?

Recently, the news in Japan have been all about the car accidents caused by people with ages between 60-90 years old, reason why many of the elderly started handing in their license and giving up their cars so that they can make a difference and prevent more tragedies to happen. The Ikebukuro accident, also the…

HOW TO

Quick and easy guide to choose your best mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

There is nothing special about taking beautiful photos and share them on social networks. Beginners usually use their own smartphone to do so, but some of them are more “proactive” and use interchangeable-lens camera. Thanks to that, the quality of pictures has drastically improved on our favorite social networks over the years. Interchangeable-lens cameras are…
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What To Do and How To Correctly Behave in a Sento 銭湯

While Onsen 温泉 (literally hot source) exist for the pleasure of relaxation and the health benefits of bathing in nutrient-rich water, Sento 銭湯 (public bath) are local establishments mostly used for daily hygiene. Although Sento are less in the spotlight, they still are truly relaxing after a hard day of labor. Anyway, you can notice…

TRAVEL

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Tragedy in Japan: The Toddlers Killed in the Car Accident ! Whose Fault is it?

Recently, the news in Japan have been all about the car accidents caused by people with ages between 60-90 years old, reason why many of the elderly started handing in their license and giving up their cars so that they can make a difference and prevent more tragedies to happen. The Ikebukuro accident, also the…

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Party Hard in Tokyo!

Even though Tokyo has so much to offer in broad daylight, it might also be interesting to have a look at its “dark side”. To do so, I would like you to get on the night train with me to discover how endless is the world of entertainment in the Japanese capital. If you have…

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3 Culinary Delights to Try in the Old Capital Kyoto

Kyoto is a historical city with a rich history, surrounded by vast gardens and nature. It is one of the most well-preserved cities in Japan, and it is also known for its abundance of delicious Japanese cuisine. As a city away from the sea, Kyoto contains a variety of culinary delights peculiar to the place.…

The 2019 Guide to Kyoto : 43 Souvenirs that Boast Tradition and Modernity

Kyoto is an amazing city, popular for its historic sights, friendly locals, and wonderful natural scenery. It is one of the most historically significant areas in the world and has been carefully preserved to give an insight into the history of Japan. It has around 20% of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and attracts visitors…

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Love the unique and quirky? Check out these 3 unusual hot springs in Japan!

When in Japan, many people will seek relaxation and relief at the numerous onsens located nationwide especially after a long day of traveling and sightseeing. However, have you become bored with the “norm” where the hot springs either look similar or boast of almost identical health effects? If you are the type who wants to…
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Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition to Visit in Osaka

With the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura, the series experienced a “rebirth”. A new manga serialization and anime series were announced, and many merchandise were released, such as figures, ichiban kuji and even café collaborations. It seems like Cardcaptor Sakura is everywhere again these days. And it’s not even surprising why Cardcaptor Sakura is still…