2019-03

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Slave labour in Japanese hospitals

One of my Japanese friends, whom I met in Canada, was not happy with her doctor. She went to see him and was diagnosed a...
12.11.2019
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Who are the most British-like people in Japan?

Have you ever found that it is not straightforward to understand what Japanese people really are saying? It sometimes is...
12.11.2019
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You had better not make the same mistake twice in Japan

Marriage is one of the biggest events in life for Japanese people. So is divorcing. It didn't use to be that easy, but n...
12.11.2019
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Where did the Fortune Cookie come from?

When I first went to a Vietnamese restaurant in Montreal, Canada, I was served so-called "Fortune Cookies", after the me...
12.11.2019
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What does “long life” mean to Japanese people?

When my boyfriend, who is British, and I went to Indonesia, one guy asked us; "Why can British and Japanese people li...
12.11.2019
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Extra revenue generating activities are officially allowed in Japan since 2018

Recently the Japanese government encouraged companies to allow their employees to make money on the side. Most of them h...
12.11.2019
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Are Japanese people nice? : Two Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for murder of a taxi driver

March 17th in 2019, two young Japanese men were arrested in Siem Reap province. When I read this news, I thought that Ja...
12.11.2019
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Are you brave enough to eat a poisonous fish?

Japanese traditional diet is based on fish and veggies. We have lots of vocabulary related to fish in everyday-conversat...
12.11.2019
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Attention! You mustn’t talk on your Phone in Public Transport in Japan!

When I was waiting for a bus to get to my hometown after I arrived at Kansai airport in Japan, I got a phone call from o...
12.11.2019
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Does everyone have a sharp knife in Japan?

“I understand your frustration, it’s because we came from the country of Samurai !” said Saori, one of my Japanese frien...
12.11.2019
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