About Japan, Nobel Prizes and Yamatodamashii

22 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Japanese GDP is the third in the world and its advanced technologies are worldly known. Yet the number of Japanese Novel Prize winners is only 24. That’s seventh in the world – though it is top for Asian countries. As far as natural sciences

A revolutionary desk

17 March 2016 / Comments: 0

420 minutes a day. Observing that people in Japan, on average, sit 120 minutes more than any other people in world, a Japanese company – Okamura (http://www.okamura.jp/) – has worked on an equipment that may revolutionize office people’s work.
It has become an issue

The Sense of hygiene in Japan

16 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Yesterday we were discussing making sushis and thus grasping the rice … That triggered a question about hygiene. So today we’ll discuss the sense of hygiene in Japan, which is important in this society.
In terms of hygiene, wiping and washing

About Hayazushi and Narezushi

15 March 2016 / Comments: 0

While everyone knows about sushi, most foreign people may not know that there are various kinds of Sushi in Japan. To simplify, kinds of Sushi can be divided into two types: “早鮨” (“Hayazushi”) and “なれ鮨” (“Narezushi”). “Haya” means “quick”, “Nare” means “become”. The difference between

About high school uniforms in Japan

14 March 2016 / Comments: 0

March signals the end of the school year in Japan. Time to discuss the world-famous Japanese high school uniforms. All manga readers are familiar with those uniforms. While schools have, understandably, their own uniforms, did you know that trends vary

Why do Japanese eat Fugu?

11 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Most people don’t like Winter because it’s cold. Yet, there are still benefits and things to enjoy from this season. For example, many Japanese people enjoy “鍋料理” (“Nabe ryori”, or “one pot meal”). Above all, “Fugu nabe” (Pufferfish pot) is the King of Nabe.
The appearance