Japanese

Have You Ever Seen a Japanese Wolf?

If you ever plan to go hiking in Japan, chances are that you will never encounter a Japanese wolf. “Why’s that?” you may ask. In a nutshell, the Japanese wolf has been extinct for a very long time now. In fact, the last Japanese wolf died in 1905. Coming to think of it, 1905 is…

What Do Japanese Think About Filipinos?

According to the Ministry of Defense, Filipinos are the 3rd or 4th largest foreign population living in Japan (depending on the year, it continues to be a toss-up with Vietnamese residents). photo-ac.com/ The population is also expected to grow thanks to Japan’s new visa policies that will make it easier for people from certain countries…

Enjoy An Authentic Mojito for Only 300 Yen at This Standing Bar in Tokyo!

Good news mojito enthusiasts! There is a standing bar in Ginza which serves a huge selection of food and drink, including mojito’s, for only 300 yen! If you haven’t visited this great place yet then it is probably time to bring that alcoholic spirit of yours and head to the bar. It recently received the…

Edutainment – 4 Fun Ways to Practice the Japanese Language

After deciding to study Japanese it doesn’t take long to realize that it takes a lot of determination and dedication to progress with it. There are many different methods and platforms for those looking to learn Japanese and spice it up with a bit of entertainment to keep you going! Luckily there are several fun…

What Is Hikikomori? Could It Be One of Japan’s Most Serious Problems?

Nearly 700,000 young Japanese people are missing. They have seemed to drop from the face of the earth. They do not work, they do not engage socially, and they are gone for years at a time. These tend to be largely young men between the age of 15 to 34. These young people will suddenly…

“Oishii! Umai!” Are Japanese People Obsessed With Food?

If you have ever spent any time watching Japanese TV, you will notice that 90 percent of it is dedicated to food. Food TV shows, cooking shows, comedians reacting to delicious food, comedians reacting to disgusting food, comedians touring their favorite eating places, etc., etc., etc… Why? Are Japanese people obsessed with food? Food is…

4 Basic Items for Men’s Summer Fashion in Japan

Unlike the girls, boys normally are simpler in their style. Therefore, their fashion mostly is based on the color or the model of their shirts or pants. However, Japanese boys have different taste in the accessories they choose like the shoes or bag. So what actually their styles look like? Soft Color T-shirt Almost all…

Learn more about Kanji–make your trip even more interesting!

You know, if you study about the culture or history before you visit a country, your trip is always going to be more interesting. And here’s why kanji is interesting when coming to Japan. Kanji 漢字 Kaniji, literally means “characters from Han China” are Chinese characters used in Japanese. Kanji is one of the four…

Japanese urban myths part 2

It is not difficult to see, that ideas like all Japanese are either geishas or sumo wrestlers are not true. Thinking nutrition wise, neither is the idea that Japanese eat sushi every day. However, there are still some old myths out there, that many believe to be real, rather than just someone pulling their leg,…

Three Useful Mobile Phone Apps When Touring Japan

Who would not want to see the captivating sights of Japan? Lots of tourists from all over the world love having their vacation in Japan. It’s lively cities, picturesque countryside and breathtaking gardens are just some of the reasons why people love this place. But visiting Japan could be a tricky journey if you have…