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Japan’s Latest Matcha Snacks and Beverages!

Matcha fans, do not miss out on the latest matcha-flavoured snacks and beverages!!! As you may know, matcha is a kind of Japanese green tea which was traditionally served at tea ceremonies to welcome and treat special guests. This high quality matcha is now loved worldwide and once you try matcha, you will surely fall…

5 Important Things to Do in Case a Huge Earthquake Hits Japan

As you may know, Japan is a country where earthquakes happen very frequently. More than 10 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, also known as the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, and there are still aftershocks like the one that occurred on February 13, 2021. View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

The 5 Best Strawberries in Japan!

Spring is just around the corner, and we are currently in prime strawberry season. The best time to buy sweet strawberries at reasonable prices is from January to the beginning of March. Cafes and restaurants also tend to have many sweets using strawberries. Strawberries are also known to contain plenty of vitamin C and folic…

What Happened to Haruma Miura’s Mother?

On July 18, 2020, the young but matured Japanese actor Haruma Miura passed away. More than a half year has passed since the sad news, but still there are many people missing him. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 三浦春馬❤️fan (@haruma_miura_forever) Despite his sad passing, Haruma Miura’s movies, dramas, and other works…

Mask Problem Renders Student’s Exam Invalid

The National Center Test for University Admissions declared that they had invalidated a student’s score since he had ignored the supervisor’s advice and had worn his mask without covering his nose. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 青山学院大学 / Aoyama Gakuin U. (@aoyamagakuinuniversity) According to the center, the student was given six…

Japan’s Suicide Rates Increase for the First Time in 11 Years

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare disclosed that the number of domestic suicides in 2020 had reached 20,919, an increase of over 750 compared to last year. The number of deaths had been decreasing since 2010 though, 2020 representing the first increase in 11 years. It seems that the economic impacts caused by COVID-19…

5 Super Kawaii Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Do you want to buy chocolates for your loved one, for your friends, or for your own? People have several reasons to purchase chocolate on Valentine’s Day in Japan. This year under the struggle with COVID-19, lots of companies and schools are prohibiting exchanging chocolates. But on the other hand, people are paying more attention…

5 Important Things to Consider When Giving Birth in Japan

When a positive pregnancy test, you might feel both happiness and some anxiety. Being a mother is a really big event in someone’s life and the first experience comes with anxiety of course. Not to mention giving birth in another country can add an extra layer of anxiety. Here in Japan, there are some unique…

Hello, Japanese Ramen Fans! Don’t Miss Out On this Tabehodai All-You-Can-Eat Campaign!

View this post on Instagram A post shared by 幸楽苑 公式アカウント (@kourakuen_pr) One of Japanese ramen chains, Korakuen started Tabehodai, which is an all-you-can-eat campaign for dumplings, fried rice,, and even fancy desserts with their authentic Japanese ramen starting on January 28, 2021. This campaign follows the previous campaign they had last November, which was introduced…

[NEWS] COVID-19 Vaccination Starting in February

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare disclosed the schedule for the COVID-19 inoculations. According to the source, if the vaccine developed by Pfizer gains approval, the government will start vaccinating 10,000 to 20,000 healthcare workers at the end of February. The next priority will be given to 3.7 million healthcare workers in the middle…