Japan

Why Are Grandpas and Grandmas Shoplifting?

Numbers don’t lie: there is a trend going on in Japan that is seeing the number of elderly people committing petty crimes go up. Among these crimes, the top one is shoplifting. Upon seeing these numbers, researchers and demographers became puzzled as they tried to come up with a good hypothesis that could explain the…
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2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast and Sakura in Japanese Legends and Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again! Predictions for the first and full bloom of the beautiful cherry blossoms, more affectionately known as “sakura” in Japan, have been floating around for a while since the beginning of the year. Given that it has been a comparatively warm year, the blossoms are expected to emerge earlier than in…

Are Old People Being Dumped in Forests and Left to Die?

A young woman looks at her mother. The frail, old woman can no longer walk long distances and usually spends her days inside the house with the family. Her hair has turned white, and the foggy mist in her eyes indicates that she is losing her vision. Her daughter really loves her, but does not…
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Should ANA Cancel Its Boeing 737 MAX Orders?

On Sunday, March 10th, headlines across the globe notified people of the very saddening accident involving Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which ended up plummeting minutes after takeoff. The crash resulted in the deaths of all 157 on board. The accident is still under investigation, but that has not stopped people, airlines, and governments around the…

Why Is Japan Free Wi-Fi So Incredibly Awesome!?!

The nightmares are over! Long gone are the days when people visiting Japan had to enter a Starbucks and order some coffee just to be able to use the Wi-Fi. If you’ve already visited Japan, you’ll be wondering what exactly we are talking about since finding public Wi-Fi did force you to enter a coffee…

Top 20 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Characters: 10th Anniversary Edition!

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood turns 10 years old this year! To commemorate the anime’s 10th year anniversary, we have listed the show’s top 20 characters based on their personality and complexity, as well as their contribution to the story. pixabay.com/ja Fullmetal Alchemist has a fantastic array of characters, so having to limit this list to 20…
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What is the reason Japanese are Annoyed and Irritated with Foreigner Tourists ?!

As the Tokyo 2020 Games steadily approaches, Japan expects a great number of foreigners to come starting from this year. However, together with foreigners also comes the Japanese citizens’ dissatisfaction created by the big number of tourists that is increasing by year. In a Japanese TV Show called ZawaTsuku(ザワつく), the Japanese brought into attention some…

Syphilis On the Rise!

A recent trend has been causing havoc inside the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare building in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Syphilis, a disease that had been in decline ever since the end of World War II has been making a comeback; its rise, completely the opposite of subtle, put everyone on a state of alert…

Child Prostitution?!? In Japan?!?!

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…