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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…

3 Creepy Insects to watch out for during Japan’s Rainy Season!

Japan’s rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and lasting roughly a month. It’s time to start sweating from the heat and humidity, but also a time to appreciate the unique sights that emerge during this time like the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. If you choose to hide inside, you…

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…

Summer is the season for Kabutomushi, Japanese beetles!

What is Kabutomushi? Summer is here, and besides the warm weather, festivals and fireworks it’s the perfect time for kabutomushi. If you aren’t sure what that is! it’s a giant beetle with horns. Honestly it’s the ugliest thing I ever saw. It is known as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. But it just so happens to…