By MichelleCruz

Learning About the Japanese Lifestyle Through Anime

Anime, as we all know, plays an important role in the lives of Japanese. When you say the word “anime,” the first word that comes to mind is “Japan/Japanese.” But first of all, what is anime and how does it differ from regular cartoons? What is anime? jp.fotolia.com/ Anime is a short word for animation.…

Donburi: A Complete Package of Happiness in One Bowl

Donburi or don (literally “bowl”), is a Japanese rice bowl dish. It consists of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Japan has invented the Don in the late 1800’s as a convenient meal-on-the-go. Throughout the years, the Japanese continued eating and innovating the Donburi into a wide range of…

Have a Break, Have a KitKat −in a Jar!

Japan is an innovative country. Every now and then, they surprise people with their cool and creative ideas. From technologies and such, down to some inventions of personal stuff, they really meet the expectations. Everyone knew that Japan has a variety of vending machines. Name it, most likely they have it. Who would’ve thought that…

Japanese Diet Hacks

Losing weight has always been such a hot topic. The Japanese diet is known as one of the healthiest diet routines in the world. However, this article is not about eating Japanese foods, it’s about eating your food in the Japanese way. Not only you’ll get a slimmer body, but it will also make you…

Have You Ever Wanted to Become ’More Japanese’? Here are Seven Tips!

Japan is a country like no other. Of course, every nation is unique and different. But Japan just seems a lot more different than the rest! From bizarre rules and crazy entertainment shows to unique cuisine and distinctive style, people are fascinated with Japan and its people. In recent years, the term ‘Japanophile’ has been…

Claska Hotel, designers’ hidden gem in Tokyo

“Mata ashita” can be literally translated into “until tomorrow” which in Japan is used as “see you again tomorrow”. Well, if you have stayed in Claska Hotel, I’m positive you will want to say it out loud! Claska Hotel is oozing charm of mid-century modern interiors with a Japanese twist. Claska is located in one…

Japanese Dramas VS Korean Dramas

Japanese and Korean dramas are two of the most anticipated Asian drama. But what makes them so distinct? Many people argue about which is better, The J-Drama or K-Drama? Well, I can’t please everybody and I am not in the right position to give judgment since I love both. However, I’ll just state what are…

Experience the Authenticity of Japan at Mukaitaki Ryokan!

Visiting Japan surely include sightseeing, picture taking from here and there, walking around, and devouring the Japanese cuisines. After a long day of all the activities, it is nice to have a break at a certain place. We want to stay in a place where we can feel comfortable and cared for. Thence, the Mukaitaki…

Happoen Garden, the hidden ambience of Tokyo

Japan is a country of nature. It has plenty of beautiful landscapes that are worth discovering. It is said that Japan is the runaway place for those who want to unwind with the help of nature. Why? Well, here is one of the thousands of reasons why. Happoen Garden Happo-en (which means a garden beautiful…

Fact or Fallacy? Misconceptions about Japan

It takes time and guts for someone to learn the culture of another country. You might experience culture shock in the midst of your learning because some of the traditions and customs sound so bizarre. Confused, being a newbie may lead to misconceptions. Growing up in a familiar nature, I never thought any of these…