By Locoroco

Why foreigners in Japan are creepy but it is OK!

Japan – with all its facets – is a mysterious and very exotic country. Foreigners get either to love it or stay forever puzzled. And those who stay longer here surpass a queer metamorphosis. They become extremely strange and will never be able to recover, me included. jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese who stay abroad and come back…

Furoshiki Shoes: Wrappable, Comfortable and fashionable!!

Like many other things in Japan, ‘furoshiki’(風呂敷) has survived many centuries. Literally translated meaning ‘bath cloth’, it almost went forgotten after WW2. jp.fotolia.com/ Since the convenient bag/wrapping/decoration cloth got mostly replaced by plastic bags, it only experienced a revival in the new millennium with Japanese artists modernising it and trying to get back to old…

Top 10 Attractions in Tokyo Disneyland!

Japan attracts thousands of tourists yearly and its capital is surely the most visited city. Popular spots include temples, skyscraper districts, and a lot of shopping areas. However, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have many crowds coming from abroad every year and statistics show up that the number of visitors grew up considerably. A post…

Work Culture in Japan: Why Is It So Different?

Overtime, few benefits, no days off: what is it really like working in Japan? If you work in an office environment, be prepared to wear formal clothes and learn how to exchange business cards in the polite Japanese way. You might need to learn formal Japanese (‘keigo’ 敬語) too, which is a whole different ballgame…

Breaking Stereotypes: The Japanese Way of Sharing Opinions

Japanese nationals are considered to be shy and not able to discuss properly. Many Westerners claim, that most Japanese are not able of forming an opinion and even if they have one, that they are not able express their opinion. But is this really so simple? Is this true? toyokeizai.net/ This is, among many other…

Need a Good Cry? Let it All Out the Japanese Way!

Life is hard. Sometimes everyone needs a good cry. In Japan, where the control of emotions is mastered and people do not let their tears out except when absolutely necessary (only during public sport events athletes tend to cry when their team loses, especially young women, at least it seems), a good cry can help…

Step Into the Past at Shibuya’s Asakura House

In the middle of Tokyo, only five minutes from Daikanyama station lies a hidden gem. Who would have known, that in the modern city of Japan’s capital you could find a traditional Japanese house that you can enter, smell the scent of tatami, get in touch with traditional architecture, and see everything first hand? gaijingojapan.com/…

4 Recommended Art Museums To Enjoy a Day in Roppongi

Roppongi is a district famous for clubs and a place of choice for foreigners to hang out in. It is also infamous for troubles in the nightlife scene and as a rather dangerous place if you tend to get into fights easily. But it has a lot more than that: Roppongi has many facets to…