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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why do Japanese like Sakura so much? Sketches of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

Sakura may sounds familiar to you already. You might have a “Sakura Japanese Restaurant” or a “Sakura guesthouse” around...
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Are people nice in Japan?

Yesterday I went to have a colonoscopy test in Montreal, Quebec. In the hospital, the doctors were nice, but some of the...
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Are women NOT worth being called by their individual names in Japan?

After I came to Canada, I was quietly surprised that people call each other by their individual names. Maybe you don't u...
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Layers of Paper Packaging in Japan

When I was staying in Japan, I went to buy a gift for one of my friends. I went to one of the most famous department sto...
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3 Reasons why I do NOT think Japanese Food is Healthy

I am glad to know that some people consider Japanese food as a healthy diet. However, I cannot always agree with that. ...
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Is it easy to find gluten-free food and restaurants in Japan?

I was asked from one of my friends whose niece has a serious gluten allergy, and she was planning to go to Japan. My fri...
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Chopsticks vs. Knives and Forks

When I make home-made Fish & Chips, my boyfriend is always amazed, because I use my chopsticks to pick up pieces of ...
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Why do I blog in English?

I have been blogging since 2015, talking about the life, languages, travel, wine, football and so on. All of them are wr...
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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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Who am I?

When I was little, I was always dreaming about getting out of Japan. My dream came true. I went to China to learn Chines...
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