J-Pop Idols’ right “to pursue happiness”

26 January 2016 / Comments: 0

Japan is full of paradoxes. That makes it all the more fascinating.
The country of Love Hotels prevents its “idols” to be involved in romantic relationships. That can easily be explained by the fact that those young women should represent purity.

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Attention to details or not, Tourism booming in Japan

15 January 2016 / Comments: 0

We have had the opportunity to mention it numerous times: Japan is doing its best to attract more foreign students. More tourists as well. The Japanese government is working hard to improve the conditions of foreigners’ stays in Japan. And in

About JLPT

13 January 2016 / Comments: 0

Practically, JLPT is comparable to TOEIC test in English. It consists of measuring Linguistic knowledge (Vocabulary, Grammar, Kanji), reading comprehension, and listening.
For foreign people to work or study in Higher Education institutes in Japan, it is necessary to reach level N1 or

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Happy New Year (The year of the Monkey)

6 January 2016 / Comments: 0

Greetings from Japan, from the Motivist Japan team!
Best Wishes to all, and Happy and Successful Studies to the new students coming to Japan this year!
You must have heard of it: this year is the year of the Monkey according to


Oshogatsu – New Year Holiday in Japan

28 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Kadomatsu, New Year decoration in Japan
The period of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January is called “Oshogatsu” in Japan. New Year’s Day is called “Gantan”, which means “the beginning of the day”. During Oshogatsu, families gather to celebrate the

クリスマス (Christmas in Japan)

24 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Just like in so many other countries, Japanese kids look forward to the next day and are full of dreams when the time comes to go to bed on Christmas eve. In Japan too, “Santa” visits homes while children are