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University of Tokyo Library, one of the Biggest Libraries in Japan

Do you like reading books? Visiting different libraries in Japan might interest you. Generally speaking, most Japanese love reading. This culture came from their interest in manga. Mangas are simply whimsical comics exposing different realistic situations in Japan even during the war time. This paved the way towards the Japanese reading habit. Japan is said…

Game of Thrones Book Cover by Noriko Meguro

With the world-wide hype around Game of Thrones, it is not surprising that it reached Japan as well. The first book of “A song of ice and fire” was published in 2002, only six years after being published in the US. The Japanese title for the books series is close to its original :”koori to…

An unique concept: “One−person Only” Cafe in Tokyo

Atmosphere From the outside, Kekkojin Milk Hall looks like a normal Japanese home. But actually, it is a cafe that is specifically for people who come alone. pds.exblog.jp/ There are only eight seats within the cafe and each of them is made for one person. So basically, this cafe is for people who want to…

A short Introduction to the Anthropology of Japanese Education

Gaps A Building Block of the Japanese Mentality, and the Anthropology of Japanese Education in reference to Lauren J. Kotloff’s “… And Tomoko wrote this song for us” from Thomas P. Rohlen and Gerald K. LeTendre’s “Teaching and learning in Japan (1996)” ecx.images-amazon.com/ While anthropology is referred to as the social science that studies human…

3 Japanese Writers you should know

If you do not have a chance to visit Japan often, there is another way of indulging into the culture, if you are not that much into manga and anime. Postwar literature is the best way to meet real Japan, without stereotypes like samurais, schoolgirls, or anime. There are plenty of Japanese authors, whose work…

Jinbocho, Tokyo: Bookworm heaven

Best neighbourhood for book lovers tokyoluv.com/ Tokyo is full of quirky small neighborhoods, and Jinbocho is one of those town areas that’s full of personality. Located in Chiyoda city, Jinbocho is known as a bookworm heaven, hosting streets of used bookstores and publishing houses. There are also several universities nearby that contribute to its bookish…