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The Rainy Season’s Happy Guests: Creepy Insects

Japan’s rainy season can be very polarizing: some love the constant rainy days, while others hate not being able to recognize the rain from their sweat due to the high humidity. The rainy season starts during the second or third weeks of June and lasting roughly a month, though seasonal lags can sometimes see the…

Eating Bugs in Japan – What? Where? When? WHY?!

by Zoria Petkoska If you have ever been online (what am I even saying?! You ARE online right now!) you have seen a snapshot of bugs being eaten somewhere in Asia. And NOT accidentally, like when a gnat flies into your moth by mistake! Stalls and stalls with skewered scorpions, stir fried mealworms, even… OMG…

Do You Know These 7 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Summer?

Summer in Japan begins in June and lasts all the way up to September, and depending on where you are in the country, it can either be a sticky and humid season or a pleasantly cool respite from the colder months. Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, for example, enjoy bright sunshine and warm weather, whereas cities…

Try These 3 Unusual Dishes at This Popular and Unique Restaurant in Yokohama!

When you are in Japan, you will be able to find different varieties of seafood in almost every small to large scale restaurant. Have you eaten enough tuna, salmon, eel, shrimp, scallop, mackerel, octopus and other common seafood in Japan, and are you looking for some more interesting options? Japan is quite well-known for its…

Eliminating Mosquitoes Is Now Easy-Peasy With This New Japanese Device!

Japan’s scorching summer season is marked by high humidity and annoying insects. It also seems like mosquitoes go on a biting spree during this time which makes the season less enjoyable. But don’t let this get you down as there are actually several ways to avoid or get rid of these pests. Thanks to “Thanko,”…

Will Ramen Nagi Set a New Japanese Trend with Their ‘Insect Tsukemen’ Noodles?

Do you like ramen (ラーメン)? How about ramen topped with deep-fried worms and crickets? It may sound a bit disgusting but it’s actually an enjoyable dish for those with a unique appetite. There are many countries around the globe where insects are eaten, including China, Thailand, Africa, Mexico and Australia. To incorporate this into the…

Summer Pastime: The 4 Bugs Japanese Kids Love to Collect in This Hot Weather

Catching bugs and insects is a favorite pastime among Japanese kids, especially boys during the summer time. The warm and humid summer is where various insects will be apparent, and usually, elementary school kids and middle school kids would spend time collecting these insects. Collecting these creatures is also one of the common summer homework.…

Mosquitoes Bugging You at Home? Sharp’s Newest Product ‘Katori Kusei’ Is Here to the Rescue!

With the recent societal anxiety over the Zika virus outbreak, most people all over the world, especially in Southeast Asia, started clamoring for ways to keep their houses mosquito free. Unsurprisingly, it is Japan that came up with a solution. View this post on Instagram #蚊取空清 #シャープ これ欲しい!!! tmk_48さん(@tmk_48)がシェアした投稿 – 2016年 3月月17日午前6時12分PDT Sharp Corporation, a…

Get Rid of Cockroaches (Gokiburi) with the Japanese “Gokiburi Hoi Hoi” Trap!

Cockroaches, or ‘gokiburi’(ゴキブリ) as they are known in Japan, are the horror of every housewife, tenant and even if met this pest outdoors, one would get nightmares for weeks. If you come from a dry northern country, you might get shocked how common cockroaches are here. But do not worry, almost everyone has to deal…