culture

Essay

When a poet gets transformed into a beast

his is one of my favourite fiction stories written in Japanese; ‘The Moon over the Mountain’ (Japanese title: 山月記Sangets...
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Sleeping in trains

I read an article about Japan which said that Japanese people don’t have enough sleep compared with other countries.
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I’m Japanese, but I don’t like Manga.

Manga, which is called ‘cartoon book’ or ‘comic’ too, is one of the most popular Japanese cultures. I am proud of it as ...
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Trading Kanji and Language History between China and Japan

We, Japanese people, share the symbolic characters called ‘Kanji’ (‘Hanzi’ in Mandarin) with Chinese people. Children ev...
19.11.2019
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There are no Ugly Waiters in Hong Kong

The Chinese word “小姐(xiao jie)” is one of the most frequently used words in everyday conversation and you must learn it ...
19.11.2019
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Japan Airline’s Children Seat Icon causes Some Discussion Overseas

Today, I read about Japan Airlines who have added a feature to their seat maps which tell you that when a seat is reserv...
12.11.2019
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Why aren’t Medium and Patreon popular among Japanese? What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in both English and Japanese in March 2019.
12.11.2019
Essay

Philosophy of Japanese Toilets

It was a long time ago when I read the book ”In’ei Raisan (English title: ‘In Praise of Shadows’)”, written by a Japanes...
12.11.2019
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What picture would you draw in the Japan’s new era

It has been two weeks since we started the new era in Japan, "Reiwa". Changing the era name means that we have a new emp...
12.11.2019
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Japanese Drinking Culture (1) In a Train

Since I started travelling to some countries, I realized that drinking habit is different from country to country, from ...
12.11.2019
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