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I Can’t Hear You! Working At An Osaka Eikaiwa

Starting out in a new endeavor will always come with its fair share of hardships, challenges, and frustrations. This was no exception for me as I began life in Japan, and started as a first-time English teacher. Osaka is a wonderful city, and I had the privilege to work in Umeda, a huge, booming district…

Why Are Some Japanese Renting Lovers, Friends, and Family Members?

Your love life is nonexistent. After moving to Tokyo to focus on your career, your office has become your home and your social interactions have plummeted to levels you had never imagined. After devoting most of your day to all the tasks your boss gives you, you get home so late you don’t have time…

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…

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…
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Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition to Visit in Osaka

With the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura, the series experienced a “rebirth”. A new manga serialization and anime series were announced, and many merchandise were released, such as figures, ichiban kuji and even café collaborations. It seems like Cardcaptor Sakura is everywhere again these days. And it’s not even surprising why Cardcaptor Sakura is still…
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Ume Blossoms and Hanami: Best Spots to View the Plum Blossoms in Japan 2019

Is almost spring in Japan and when you think of spring, cherry blossoms are automatically associated with this beautiful season where everything comes back to life and we see the world in beautiful colours after a long, gloomy winter. However, in Japan, the ume(plum) flower is actually the first sign of spring as they blossom…
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Dotonbori sweet treats to tantalize your tastebuds!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Dotonbori (道頓堀) – the must-visit food and shopping district in Osaka (大阪). If not, don’t let the bright lights, masses of people and endless stores and eateries overwhelm you! This is a great place to explore, where you can spend the day shopping and eating, then go back the…

4 Places to Buy Good Inexpensive Sushi in Osaka

Sushi: a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored rice served with a garnish of vegetables, eggs or raw seafood. Sushi is one of the most well-known food we eat from Japan. In the United States, depending on the grade of the fish, it can be very costly. And for people like…

Try Out These 2 Amazing Pringles Flavors in Different Regions of Japan!

We all love snacks, especially potato chips! In Japan, you have a huge range of snacks and chips to choose from in any convenience store. However, some brands are now trying to introduce tasty and exotic flavors to entice people’s taste buds in such a big market! Potato chip snack brand Pringles has a knack…

Enjoy the Sights of Osaka and Kyoto From the Water With These 2 Summer Boat Tours

Going on a yakatabune cruise is a popular summer activity in Japan. A yakatabune is a classic low barge style boat that goes sailing in the river during the summer season. Many companies provide tours using these boats in order to help tourists enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Japan in a luxurious time. They also…