How to Find True Love in Japan: The Most Popular Resources in the Country

Working or studying in Japan? We bet you have gained so many anecdotes in that time. However, we all know that people want more than that in life. Friendships and love are some of the things people really want to attain, but they can be difficult to focus on with Japan’s notoriously busy work life.…

People Have Voted! These Are Japan’s Most Popular Snacks

Among the numerous numbers of snacks, which do Japanese prefer? The special TV program “14,000 Japanese Citizens to Vote! Japanese Snack Election” was broadcasted on July 20, 2020, allowing those 14,000 people to select their favorite snacks among 4,500 products. That’s right. FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED products. 22 Japanese snack companies, the highest record of…

Home Remedies and Sudden Deaths in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

As the shocking title says, the number of people infected with COVID-19 whose symptoms had not been deemed serious enough to require hospitalization but who ended up dying a few days after being diagnosed has been rising rapidly since last month. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RESCUE NAGANO (@rescue_nagano119) A total…

Reasons Why Japan’s COVID-19 Cases Exploded

During most of 2020, Japan was able to avoid the worst outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic despite not enforcing a lockdown and very strong measures. One of the reasons Japan did not impose the type of strict rules and measures that saw places like Taiwan and Vietnam keep the virus under control is that the…

Do You Know the Ideal Types of Men in Japan?

If you are familiar with the Japanese scene, then you might have heard of the words “ikemen” and “ikedan.” If you have no idea what any of these terms mean, don’t worry! We’ll tackle them in this article. Both of these Japanese words are used to describe certain types of men. “Ikemen” has been a…

“Urushi”: the Beautiful Art of Japanese Lacquerware

There are many beautiful and preserved craft techniques in Japan that have withstood the erosion of time and remain precious traditions today. A good example of this would be the handmade kimono, and especially “kuro montsukizome”, the art of applying dark black dye that was almost forgotten but revived by using it with modern clothing.…

New Year’s Day: The Time When Japan Sees Many Hospitalizations and Even Deaths

Inside Tokyo’s luxury hotels the champagne bottles are empty and the canapés are gone. End-of-year parties have come to an end, and a whole new year has officially started. New Year’s Day is a very important national holiday in Japan. It’s a day to relax and enjoy with one’s family, and people likely already prepared…

Merry Chris… KFC?!?- Why Does Japan Associate Christmas With KFC?

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people celebrate Christmas? After all, Christmas is not a national holiday, and less than once percent of the population are Christians. Nevertheless, Christmas has had a huge impact in Japan with a big exception when compared to other countries that celebrate this holiday: there is absolutely no religion attached…

Temporary Loan: Emergency Funds for Foreigners

Have you checked them yet? Because of a shortage of workers due to its population decline, Japan has been accepting foreign workers from all over the world. Under the COVID-19 circumstances, however, both Japanese and foreign workers have been suffering from low income or unemployment. To help them during these financial difficulties, the government has…

Why Has Japan Been Spared the Worst of the Pandemic?

According to the world statistics for COVID-19 , as of November 2020, Japan’s Total Cases per one million inhabitants ranked number 152, and the total deaths per one million stood at number 148 among 219 countries and territories in the world. However, Japan never enforced a lockdown or penalties for not wearing a mask outside,…