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Myth or Fact? The Truth about Life in Japan

Even if you’ve never visited Japan, you’ve probably got a pretty good idea of what you think it will be like. Modern stereotypes as seen in the media, in films and in books help shape this idea of what Japan is like. But how correct is the idea that you hold in your head? After…

Smoking in Japan: Manners and Tips

No one can say that smoking is healthy – that’s for sure. But an adult choice is just that, much like drinking whiskey or playing the lotto. For those smokers in Japan, here is a quick guide to cigarettes. Some people would say that Japan is a smoker’s paradise. Cigarettes are fairly cheap, smoking areas…

Have a Break, Have a KitKat −in a Jar!

Japan is an innovative country. Every now and then, they surprise people with their cool and creative ideas. From technologies and such, down to some inventions of personal stuff, they really meet the expectations. Everyone knew that Japan has a variety of vending machines. Name it, most likely they have it. Who would’ve thought that…

What are the Japanese disappointed about when travelling abroad?

Japan is the land of the rising sun, but also the land of convenience. Everything up to the smallest detail is dedicated to the comfort of each person, trying to avoid any possible problem and often even succeeding in doing so. That is why Japan is generally peaceful and with only very few little conflicts.…

The surprising places you will find vending machines at

Are you hungry? Maybe thirsty? Perhaps you want some booze or coffee to brighten up your day? Well, worry no more! The magical vending machine is here to save you. Why do I say so? As we all know vending machines in Japan are far from ordinary as they are taking them to a whole…

Emergency Call in Japan

If you are new in Japan and need some assistance in case of emergency, this article is a must-read. If you have fallen sick or met with an accident or stuck in the fire, you must know some numbers and basic information to make your stay in Japan hassle free. General Useful Numbers An emergency…

The Great Tokyo “Gacha-Gacha”

Vending Machines In Japan We all know that the vending machines in Tokyo are the best. Snacks, drinks, even ice-creams! Anytime you feel peckish you can just stroll around and I guarantee that you will find a vending machine within 5 minutes. On cold winter days, they even offer warm drinks to provide momentary comfort.…

5 Japanese Things You will Crave Even Back Home!

If you are a frequent visitor to Japan, you are lucky to enjoy Japanese benefits on a more regular basis. Those, who do not come that often, can only dream of the always available, only-in-Japan products and services. From my own experience, here is a top 5 of what you are beyond any doubts wishing…

7 odd facts about Japan

Every country in this world has some peculiar facts about it, so does Japan. These are some interesting facts about Japan! Earthquakes Around 1500 earthquakes have occurred in Japan. If you live or stay in Japan, don’t get shocked if you suddenly feel a little shaking. Health Japanese people are really concerned with their health.…

6 Japanese ”Facts” That are Actually Urban Myths

Since Japan is so different from the outside world, a lot of rumours and myths happen to go around. Some are based on facts, some are just wrongly interpreted or misunderstood. Here are the top five of what people believe is true, but it isn’t! 1. You can buy used underwear in vending machines It…