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…

UGH! Mosquitoes!: What Do Japanese People Buy and Do?

Mosquitoes are a constant annoyance associated with Japanese summers. The biggest problem is that in recent years Japan has seen a particularly unwelcome one: the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rachmadi Hardhanang (@rachmadihardhanang) on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:17pm PST The Asian tiger mosquito, originally from…

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.…

5 Easy Ghibli Recipes to Try at Home!

Studio Ghibli’s movie has lots of fantastic dishes, and many fans have been eager to try them. However, while most of the famous dishes like Kiki’s herring pie and Spirited Away’s bizarre food Chihiro’s father ate and many fans have failed to replicate are more difficult to prepare, Ghibli’s movies also have simpler dishes one…

Cheers! 8 Great Beer Gardens in Tokyo – 2020 Edition

Saying goodbye to the long rainy season means that the hot and humid summer has finally come in Japan. Opening a nice, cold beer at home after a hard day of work is needless to say a good treatment for your tired body. But why not doing that outside with perfect appetizers while relaxing in…

Why Is Homii The Way To Go For Those Who Want To Stay Or Live In Japan?

Many people around the world have dreamed about living in Japan, whether it is for a few months to get a sense of the culture or moving permanently to the Land of the Rising Sun. Regardless of the reason someone has chosen to move to Japan, there is no denying that one of the most…

JR East Launches 50% Off Campaign for Shinkansen!

East Japan Railway Company, which also known as JR-East, has launched its “Osakini Tokudane Special (50% Off)” campaign. The application can only be done online, and passengers can receive a 50% discount for any Shinkansen bullet train operated by JR East. The boarding period is set to be from August 20 to March 31, 2021…

Paying Etiquette In Japan

Perhaps there are no other countries in the world that are as full of social rules than Japan. If you have a certain general knowledge about Japan or if you have been to Japan before, I am sure that you know that people tend to line up on one side of escalators (typically on the…

Breaking News: The Tokyo Disney Resort is Reopening!

Great news, everyone! The Tokyo Disney Resort is finally reopening on July 1, 2020 after having been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after Universal Studios Japan reopened its doors, the Tokyo Disney Resort was still assessing the situation to see if it would be prudent to reopen. However, until further notice…

6 Japanese Brands’ Cold Face Masks to Help You Survive Japanese Summer Heat

Summer in Japan is hot and humid. Due to global warming, the weather forecast predicts the heat and the humidity might be much more severe this summer, and they have been getting worse year by year. At the same time, we are still battling with the coronavirus, which means obligatory mask wearing. One problem though…