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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…

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…

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,…

Top 5 Japanese Microaggressions

Microaggressions, that word alone can stir a mixture of emotions that can widely differ depending on the individual. Its polarizing nature is deeply linked with the perceptions people have on microaggressions: some believe they are very damaging, while others do not think they are acts of aggression at all and gag when hearing the term.…

Japan vs. Employees: Is It Possible To Change The Country’s Toxic Work Culture?

One of the biggest stereotypes about Japan is that Japanese people devote their lives to their work and employers. This contains very truthful information since overworking is one of the clearest aspects of life across Japan’s biggest cities. As such, has the government taken any measures to aliviate Japan’s toxic work culture? by Martin Danker…

5 Surprising Japanese Smartphone Habits

Japan, being a tech-savvy nation, boasts a large smartphone user base. There are some things that Japan does in a different way when compared to the rest of the world, but every country on the planet has been hooked onto smartphones with the advent of social media, online news, games, and video sharing. However, the…

What is “Kyushoku“? – Ranking the 5 Most Popular Dishes

In Japan, most public elementary and junior high school have Kyushoku, a school lunch provided to all students on every school day. Some schools have their own kitchens and cooks, but most are prepared at Kyshoku centers where cooks and dieticians work, and are immediately delivered to each school to guarantee that meals stay warm.…