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eKids – New Children Train Tracking System for the Worried Parents

The Reason Behind When it comes to their own children, parents are constantly worrying: is my child hungry, did he or she do the homework, are his or her friends trustworthy? Japan is taking it to a new extreme, with its famous kyoiku-mama (教育ママ, “education-oriented mothers”) who constantly monitor their children’s education and have their…

British Pub HUB: Try Fish ’n’ Chips the Japanese Way with Chopsticks!

Eating out in Japan’s big cities is an adventure you will never forget. Try out Japanese or foreign cuisine or mix both at an endless variety of restaurants, bars and many more. You will generally not be disappointed when it comes to food quality, customer service and overall atmosphere.   Or, you can have something…

Safety tips for travellers in Japan

With an extreme low crime rate, Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. Pickpockets or mugger are a rare thing and other trouble one might encounter abroad is seldom happening. However: there are dangers you might need to be prepared for, things you would not have thought of and some are just…

What it’s like dating a Japanese

They can be exciting, frustrating, wonderful, terrible: intercultural relationships. But what is it really like when dating a Japanese? Since Japanese culture differs immensely from Western culture, it can be a hassle at times when misunderstandings occur, which often can lead to fights or even worse: a breakup! The most important thing is to follow…

Shop til you drop at Shibuya!

Japan attracts more than one million tourists every month, and most are visiting at least the capital if not other cities. Besides sightseeing, shopping is a popular activity for tourists, some even coming to Tokyo just to shop. Famous shopping places include Shinjuku, Harajuku and even Akihabara, each area offering different products and stores. However,…

4 Money–Saving Tips For Travelling in Japan

Japan can be expensive, especially when travelling in Tokyo. But this does not need to stop you from coming to the most exciting city in the world! Surely you already know that staying at a youth hostel is cheaper than staying at a luxury hotel and that flying economy class is a great way to…

What are Abenomics and the Three Arrows?

Since the Japanese prime minister introduced new economic policies (now commonly known ‘Abenomics’) in Japan, the term for the reform package got so well-known, that media soon started to use it as well. What is Abenomics? View this post on Instagram A post shared by [公式]GovTech – テクノロジーニュースアカウント (@govtech_ig) on Jul 16, 2019 at 2:18pm…

Rilakkuma’s Forgotten Brothers and Sisters

You do not need to be a character freak to know Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma. They are everywhere, and the companies behind them are eagerly fighting for a market share. Hello Kitty’s Sanrio has already won the hearts of many Japanese and non-Japanese with characters like “Little Twin Stars”, “My Melody” and more modern ones…

Saving Space the Japanese Way!

Why do Japanese have their washing machines on their balconies? Why are Japanese toilets so small and narrow? Why do Japanese kitchen’s have only two cooking panels? Why is parking in Japan so expensive? And rent, too? jp.fotolia.com/ It is all about space. Japan is a big country, but only 30% can be used for…

Get to Know Crayon Shin-Chan!

A 5 year-old, his family and kindergarten…this can only be a story for kids, right? Wrong! This Japanese cartoon is about a mischievous behaving little brat who entertains constantly by driving his parents crazy, cursing or using sexual humour. But even though the content is slightly questionable, this manga is targeting a broad audience. First…