BY Maryanila_Laplana_Sasil

A Look Inside the Main Building of A Japanese Elementary School

Japan is a highly educated country. Its government invests a lot of resources on the education sector which is evident on the school resources and facilities. Educational institutions all over Japan are fully equipped and is, therefore, a very good training ground for schoolchildren. In this article, I will take you inside a Japanese elementary…

July is Coming and So is Japan’s Annual Star Festival all About Love and the Universe!

July is fast approaching! So, what’s interesting in July? Aside from the fact that it’s my mother’s, my cousin’s, my niece’s and my uncle’s birthdays (which you really don’t actually care about), it’s also America’s Independence Day (July 4th), which you may not be interested in either. What is fun and interesting, though, is getting…

Things Aged Japanese Can Do That May Surprise You!

Japan is not a young population. It is a fact and well-known that Japan is an aging population. With around 23% of its population (that is around 28.9 million of the total 126.3 million as of June 17,2015 according to countrymeters.info/en/Japan), aging 64 years and over and is expected to rise to thirty-five percent in…

What does the life of a Japanese University Student look like?

What is it like to be a university student in Japan? First of all, entering a Japanese university is not very easy for most students in Japan. It would cost a huge amount of time and money and even relationships. Time spent in preparing for the entrance exam is great and is of the top…

How to Find a Job as an English Teacher in Japan

Are you looking for a job in Japan? Or do you want to change your current job for a better one in a “greener pasture”? Whether you are an English-speaking person in or outside Japan who is looking for a job, this article may help you in your search. English Teachers in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ Due…

5 Reasons to live in Japan from my own experience!

April 30, 2011, when I first came to Japan as a visiting relative I stayed for a month with my sister, and in that short period of time I fell in love with Japan. I came back as a scholar on September 24, 2012 and studied for a year and a half. During my stay,…

My Top 3 Favorite Japanese Food! What’s Yours?

Like anybody else, I love food. And I love Japanese food. Every one of us has our own preferences with regards to anything. Some might be the same and some might be different. I have my own list of my favourite Japanese food. Let’s see if it is the same with yours. 1. Yakiniku I…

Why, How and When to Visit Kumamoto Castle?

One of the main attractions of Japan is its exquisite and historic castles. Japan is home to many beautiful castles from Hokkaido to Okinawa. One of these lies in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu island – the Kumamoto Castle. Ranking Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three most famous castles in Japan together with Nagoya…

All About Tea Ceremony

History Tea Ceremony is one of the incontestable symbol Japanese history and culture. It isn’t just like sipping tea or coffee in our couch in a lazy afternoon to pass the hours. It is a ceremony that reflects the strength of the Japanese principle as harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. It was perfected by Sen-no-Rikyuu…

3 things to look forward to in the rainy season

Rainy days are here again. In most parts of Japan, rainy days start around the beginning of June and last up to about six weeks. The amount of rainfall varies from day to day. Some days will have few showers and some days will have a really heavy downpour. One rainy day, when I was…