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My childhood memories with my Japanese grandma!

As summer times get close, my twisted childhood memories with my grandmother came back to life. All around the year, the summer is the longest season and the Japanese school have one-month vacations. During this gifted time, I always enjoyed the company of my grandmother, Oba-chan from who a learnt a lot as she knows…

Top 5 differences/similarities of Japan/US Costco

Costco is a well-beloved bulk food/grocery chain in the US. It is a godsend here in Japan. With the food cost being so high in Japan, the cost of membership is definitely justifiable. Where else can you find sushi packs that can easily feed a family of four? A whole turkey during Thanksgiving? In this…

A Day In Yokohama Hakkejima Sea Paradise

Author’s photo It is the Golden week and there is no better way to spend the long holiday than to visit various amusement parks and attractions in Japan. One of the chosen itinerary for this holiday escapade is the Yokohama Hakkejima Sea Paradise. Located approximately 30 minutes away from Tokyo, the Yokohama Hakkejima Sea Paradise…

Why Wear a Mask in Japan?

tofugu.com/ When I first came to Japan as a visiting relative, I was surprised to see so many people wearing masks. “What’s going on? Is there an epidemic?”, I curiously asked my sister who is married to a Japanese and has been living in Japan for many years. And she explained that in Japan, it…