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Japanese culture and society

9Mon 2016

Less and less children in Japan

As yet another evidence that demography is Japan is in trouble, the Japanese government announced on May 4 – on the eve of “Kids’ day” – that the number of children aged 14 or under in Japan fell. Not only is

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6Fri 2016

About Onsen

When you ask a Japanese person what he/she enjoys the most, they often answer “going to onsens”. Onsens are hot springs. You can find them all over Japan. When Japanese have free time, they like going to resorts that have onsens. It

4Wed 2016

About Kids’ day and Koinobori

As we mentioned in our previous post, May 5 is “Kids’ Day” in Japan. More specifically, it is “Boys’ Day”. This day is meant to wish boys a healthy, happy future. Japanese people often display “banners” (made of paper or

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2Mon 2016

A prized time in Japan: Golden Week

Golden week (GW) is often the longest vacation of the year for Japanese workers. It is also one of the nicest time, weather-wise, tucked between winter and the rain season (which itself precedes scorching summers). A lot of Japanese choose to