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Basic table manners in Japan

There is, for sure, a set of rules and manners in eating regardless what country a person comes from. Some of these table etiquette rules may be the same in most countries, and some may surprise you because they are the exact opposite. jp.fotolia.com/ It is always advantageous to learn some table manners for a…

The Top 3 Pocket Wi-Fi Rental Services in Japan

You’re travelling to Japan but you can’t use a roaming feature for your phone. Now, what should you do? One of the must-dos while travelling to Japan is obtaining a pocket Wi-Fi. A pocket Wi-Fi is a must when travelling to and around Japan so you can communicate with your friends online and easily use…

The Japanese School Uniform: Do You Know The Origin?

The Japanese school uniform is probably the most fashionable and stylish of all. It is not only a symbol of youth but also plays an important role in the country’s culture. Many people around the world adore Japanese school uniforms due to their kawaii appearance. There are many types of uniforms that range from standard…

Can You Believe There Is An Okinawan Wine Made from Venomous Snakes?

Unless you have a knack for all things dangerous, bizarre or weird, you’ll most likely find this popular alcohol beverage from Okinawa (沖縄) pretty scary. After all, who in their right minds would intentionally breed poisonous snakes only to gut them out and preserve them for weeks just so their venom can be mixed with…

How to Distinguish Japanese People from Korean and Chinese People

Can you tell if a person comes from a specific country just by looking at their initial appearance? Perhaps you look at their hair, their face shape, or their clothes, and you can attempt to make a guess at their country of origin before you hear them speak. Before coming to Japan, I had no…

The Cherry Blossoms in Japan- Sakura as a part of the Japanese History

Sakura in the Traditional Japanese Painting One of the things that make Japan an interesting place to go to is seeing Sakura or “Cherry Blossoms”, a flowering plant almost seen in most of the well-known places in Japan. “Sakura” is part of the Japanese culture. This flower is very symbolic to the Japanese people and…