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Do the Japanese like eating meat?

They say Chinese people eat everything with four legs but tables, and everything with two legs but aeroplanes. This is ...
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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 frie...
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The Reason for Wanting to Marry a High-Grade Man

I was once offered a job to edit an ebook on something like “How to marry a man who earns 10 million yen a year”. I...
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Backstrap Weaving and Japanese Old Story

In the mountainous of South East Asia, there are ethnic minorities who only wear items dyed with specific dyes. Because...
Mar 26, 2022
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Are Japanese people afraid of earthquakes?

January 17th in 1995, at 5:46 am, I was sleeping in bed when it occurred. I was woken up by the shake and saw the light...
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Why do Japanese people want to be white?

"Why do Japanese want to be white?" My boyfriend asked me at dinner yesterday. He said that there was a session abou...
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Writing a book is lonely work

Last summer, I published one of my ebooks in English. The first draft of this book was a collection of essays that I wr...
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Are things Expensive in Japan?

At the end of the 1980s, the growth of the Japanese economy reached its peak. Executive golf courses, luxury brand ...
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Do you know Emoji is originally Japanese? – There is also “Kaomoji” in Japanese writings

Emojis have been used on mobile phones and more recently on computers as well, but did you know that they originate...
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The reasons why I don’t really use social media linked to phone numbers

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev onUnsplash No matter whether it’s linked with phone numbers or not, I don’t really like to u...
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I published another book in English: Weird Thoughts about Creativity

I’ve just published my third ebook in English on Amazon. Since I started writing in English in 2019, I tried to writ...
Feb 11, 2022
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People don’t want to get vaccinated. How does the Japanese government deal with this problem?

Several countries are struggling to encourage people to get vaccinated and Japan is no exception. While the Japanese go...
Jan 29, 2022
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 with Covid-19

Although I am not a sports fan, I watch some games when they have the Olympics. However, I was against having the Tokyo ...
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“Sukiyaki (Japanese title: Ue wo muite arukou - 1962) by Kyu Sakamoto

One of the things that I have missed about Japan after moving outside of Japan in 2003 are Japanese songs. I don’t have...
Mar 23, 2022
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Language and Identity

Two days ago I received a comment on one of my Japanese blogs (not Medium) from a Japanese lady who has lived for more t...
Feb 11, 2022
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I got vaccinated in Quebec, Canada, but when will my parent’s vaccination happen in Japan?

My boyfriend and I went to get our Covid-19 vaccination yesterday. At noon of the day before yesterday, the Quebec gover...
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This is how we flew back to Canada during the Covid-19 pandemic : Self-Isolation Day 2

The Quebec government require travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate for 14 days after their arriva...
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Things you can do to avoid infection from Covid-19 when you take flights

As I am writing this, more and more countries seem to start thinking about closing their borders. However, some people, ...
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