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Hanko in Japan: why is it necessary?

What is a hanko (inkan)? Nowhere else on earth is the name seal as popular as it is in Japan. Here, the name seal replaces your signature. Every registration, bank account, insurance or other document requires a stamp with your name. Any Japanese or foreign person living in Japan for a long period of time…

Top 3 Japanese Summer Treats

Summer is here! Open the window and you can feel it in the air, the humidity and the unbearable sun. A part of me just wants to stay inside all day away from the heat, but at the same time I’m still happy that summer has come! Japan is famous for seasonal treats, every season…

Only in Japan “Lipton tea flavors”: How many do you know?

Everyone knows Lipton. As most countries often offer Lipton lemon tea or Lipton iced tea, not everyone knows that they can experience more Lipton flavors in Japan. Like Kitkat, in Japan you can get Lipton tea in many different flavors and colors. Matcha Latte, Earl Grey, Peach, Pear, Grape, Green/Red Apple, Lychee, Muscat; and even…

NEETs in Japan: What Does It Mean?

Although Japanese are considered to be very hard working people, there is still a fracture of people that don’t want to work. The definition of NEET was created to define the generation from 15 to 34 years old that do not wish to work. How did this happen and what does the government do to…

Japanese Niagara Falls, Fukiware no Taki

“When you have time to enjoy the nature then you have more time to live for yourself”, this was on my mind when I visited one of the best national monuments of Japan, Fukiware waterfalls. Located in Numata area of Gunma , it is considered to be one of the best 100 waterfalls in Japan…

Japanese housewives’ saving tips

In Japan, being a housewife is also considered a job. Besides taking care of the family and the house, the woman also has to calculate their living expenses so that they can save the bigger amount. Many women have a small pocket notebook to record their savings, there are even books with timetables being sold…

8 Aspects of Japanese Culinary Traditions

Many visitors think that Japanese food are hard to eat or not enough varied, since all they know about is sushi and sashimi. However, Japan is a heaven for food gourmet around the world, where you can find an infinite choice of foods. And Japan is where you can enjoy a good cuisine going from…

Host Clubs, Unique Entertainment for Girls in Japan

Being greeted like a princess and being surrounded by many handsome men – a dream come true in Japan, as long as your purse can afford it. What is Host Club? jp.fotolia.com/ Have you ever heard of the anime “Ouran High School Host Club”? Before the anime became popular, there were many host clubs in…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many people talking about, with a lower…

7 Daily Habits Considered Rude Elsewhere, But are Perfectly OK in Japan

There are many communication rules in Japan and sometimes they might seem confusing of what is and isn’t appropriate. However, there are a few rules that would be considered impolite in other countries, but in Japan, those rules are not applicable. 1. Not tipping! jp.fotolia.com/ There is no tipping system in Japan and the surprising…