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14Mon 2016

About high school uniforms in Japan

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

11Fri 2016

Why do Japanese eat Fugu?

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

8Tue 2016

An overview of Japanese commercials

Here is an overview of Japanese commercials. This YouTube channel specializes in compiling Japanese “CM” (シーエム) – “commercial messages”. Here is what they have selected as the best commercials of 2015.
The common belief is that TV commercials reflect a country’s culture. We

3Thu 2016


In Japan, March 3rd is the day of “Festival for Girls” – “ひな祭り”, “Hina matsuri”.
“Hina” literally means “chick” (in the “baby chicken” sense, though it also has the double meaning in Japanese just like in English, without the slightly pejorative sense).
“Matsuri” means “festival”.
The purpose