Together with rice, tea is probably the drink that most people associate with Japan, even if they have never been to the Land of the Rising Sun. Green tea, and especially the powdered matcha, has ...
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The way the Japanese treat their pets, and especially their dogs – the tiny dogs that can fit into the tiny apartments of megacities like Tokyo or Osaka - is sometimes puzzling: it’s often ...
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Though renowned as one of the world's top makers of calculators, Casio was also among the first companies to create quartz watches, both electronic and digital: watches that could display the time ...
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You wouldn’t think so considering they spend half of their life barefoot, but the Japanese are very serious when it comes to shoes. Long gone are the days of the zori and geta split-toe sandals of ...
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It’s a fact: mosquitoes are one of the prices we have to pay for summer. On the other hand, considering how bad the Japanese summer is, mosquitoes fall under the “insult to injury” category. ...
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It’s amazing what people will try to get some relief from bad weather. I mean who would have thought that having what is, essentially, pasta flowing in cold water through bamboo tubes cut in half ...
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For all its fame as a world hub of martial arts with traditions going back centuries (yes, the samurai didn’t just wield their swords: there were schools and teachers and techniques and diplomas), ...
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Skype calls, FaceTime, Zoom meetings. It goes without saying that being able to communicate with others using online video calls has made our lives so much easier. We can now socialize, work, and ...
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For the host country, the Olympic and Paralympic Games are an opportunity to show off its best in tourist attractions, business, and all kinds of achievements, including cultural. Japan is no ...
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When I think of summer in Japan, the first thing that pops into mind (apart from the delicious summer food, traditional summer festivals, and dealing with the humidity) is relaxing in a yukata ...
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Despite their fascination with high-tech stuff (or precisely, because of it), the Japanese are surprisingly very attached to their historical tradition. The samurai, the warrior class prominent ...
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Father’s Day, much like the rest of the world, is celebrated in Japan to honor fatherhood and to show one’s appreciation towards their father for everything he has done and given ...
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Boxed set of exclusive Japanese chocolate snacks
One of the many contradictions that make Japan such an interesting place is the mix of sophistication and simplicity. Take summer desserts, for example: every summer, in confectioneries all over ...
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Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and straddles the two prefectures of Yamanashi and Shizuoka. This impressive snow-capped mountain was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site on June 26, ...
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Brace yourself, the annual tsuyu (rainy season) is on its way! Just when you were beginning to appreciate the sunny, warmer weather and treating yourself to lots of kakigori... From around ...
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