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Public Holidays in Japan

23 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Japanese people have the reputation of being hard-working – and this is a fair assessment (that, alone, could be the subject of a few articles). But did you know that only 4 countries in the whole world (India with 21

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Adding connections to Japan

22 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Yet again, Japan has seen an increase in the number of tourists in 2015 (for more information on this, click here), but it does not rest on its laurels.
Surprisingly, despite its well-deserved high-tech reputation, Japan does not provide much in

Perspectives from a former Japanese language teacher

18 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Perspectives from a former Japanese language teacher, Masa (Counselor at MotivistJapan)
Once upon a time, years ago, I was a Japanese language teacher for foreign people. It was a really tough experience because students were from all over the world so they all had different

Studying in a Japanese University

17 December 2015 / Comments: 0

We often receive inquiries from people willing to study in Japanese universities. Our first reaction is to ask them: “How good are your Japanese language skills?”. Most often, the answer to that question is “I cannot speak Japanese”. Those aspiring

Origami and Architecture

15 December 2015 / Comments: 0

Japanese culture is ever more present all over the world. One could cite Japanese cuisine (more Michelin starred restaurants in Japan than anywhere else in the world), mangas, martial arts, to name just a few. In Japan, origami are more

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A little insight on Confucianism – About Individual Perfection

8 December 2015 / Comments: 0

As we wrote before, Japan has a diversity of religious beliefs. Yet, the strongest philosophy is perhaps Confucianism.
Confucianism’s goal is to become a sacred person. In order to become a sacred person, people have to reach personal perfection. How does one reach