Valentine’s Day

New (and Accidentally Funny) Pocky Boxes for Every Valentine’s Recipient

Pocky, Japan’s beloved biscuit sticks dipped in flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and green tea, introduce 10 different packaging designs which will be available from 29 December 2015 until the end of February 2016. Actually, only the names have been revamped to have different meanings suitable for various occasions. For instance, there are Sukky and…

Instant Noodles with Chocolate Sauce as a Valentine’s Gift?

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it is customary in many parts of the world including Japan for people to give chocolates to their loved ones during this special day. Are you having trouble deciding on the type of chocolate you should buy this year? How about you buy a packet of instant noodles with…

Behind the Borrowed Holidays of Japan

Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; commonly celebrated holidays in North America and Europe but only recently have gained popularity in Japanese society. For a country more than 2000 years old and well set in its ways, why is it that Japan has started to suddenly gain holidays so quickly? Christmas…

The10 Annual Celebrated Events in Japan

Whether you want maximize your travel experience or you just want to stock some knowledge in the pocket of your head, it is good to know the annual events of a country we want to visit. Annual events in Japan is called Nenchuu Gyooji 年中行事. Below is a list of holidays and events celebrated all…

Valentine’s Day in Japan, when the Men are to be cared for

Valentine’s Day is truly one of the most anticipated holidays anywhere. However, Japan has its unique way of celebrating it. Valentine’s Day on February 14 celebrates love and affection between intimate companions. Unlike most countries, Japan’s Valentine’s Day is incomparable to others. Instead of boys doing favours to the girls, it is the other way…

The Sweetest Holidays of the Year: Valentine’s Day and White Day

The sweetest day of the year is celebrated every 14th of February — Valentine’s Day. It is a time when people express their feelings to their loved ones by giving them flowers, chocolates, letters, gifts, and etc. It is a time when people go to fancy restaurants together with their family, friends, or their significant…