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6Thu 2020

Why wearing mask is popular in Japan?

It was 5 years ago when I first stepped in Japan. It was almost Spring and the first thing I noticed even before going out of the airport are the number of people wearing face mask. The questions in my

5Thu 2019

Celebrating Christmas in Japan

If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Japan expecting it to be festive and grandeur, think again. Christmas in Japan is not widely observed. You might see some Christmas trees and Christmas lights here and there in Tokyo but that’s

23Mon 2016

Japanese Etiquette at the Office

Or rather: “Japanese etiquette at the office that ticks off Japanese office workers“. The Japanese website R25.jp has conducted a poll to find out which, out of the many Japanese business etiquette rules, annoy them the most. Two hundreds Japanese

18Mon 2016

Japanese thoughts on International Marriages

We have the opportunity to say that quite often in this space: Japan is opening to the world. Ineluctable globalization.
Demographic issues (aging society and extremely low birth rate). With more and more gaikokujin (i.e. foreigners) in Japan, there are more and