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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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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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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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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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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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Until what age are Japanese people going to work?

Since my parents live in the Kansai region of Japan, I use the Kansai International Airport or Osaka (Itami) Airport whe...
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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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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...
Nov 12, 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.
Aug 8, 2021
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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...
Nov 12, 2019
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Is it easy to be a politician in Japan?

In Japan, there is a nation-wide local government election going on right now. Because of the population decline in town...
Nov 12, 2019
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Why do the Japanese say “Sorry” so often?

I read a blog article of a Japanese lady who lives in Vancouver. She said that she often says "sorry" when it is not rea...
Nov 12, 2019
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Are Japanese special people in Asia?

Last night, my boyfriend and I watched a film, called “Transsiberian “, which is an American film released in 2008. An A...
Nov 12, 2019
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Why do Japanese people say, “I can’t speak English,” even when they can understand basic English?

When I used to recruit people in Hong Kong, I always used to ask them if they could speak English, in Cantonese. 40% of ...
Nov 12, 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...
Nov 12, 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...
Nov 12, 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...
Nov 12, 2019
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