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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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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Just in time for summer, many countries have gradually begun to lift their lockdowns and restrictions, meaning we will now be able to step outdoors and finally enjoy the sun! But before you head ...
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Get in the mood for the 2020 Summer Olympics in a truly Japanese pop culture style!
You've deep-cleaned your house. You've packed away your winter coats and sorted through your summer clothes. You've even given yourself (many) pampering sessions and played every board game that you ...
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To protect ourselves against COVID-19 and what with it being hay fever season, we have been wearing a mask almost all day, every day. But did you know that wearing a mask for a long period of time ...
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Yes, we’re under lockdown. Yes, this is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. But have you thought about the impact this may have on our health and wellbeing? Staying cooped up at home means ...
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Japan never seems to be short of original ideas. It’s a country that is recognized for being creative, inventing trendy toys, and priding itself in always being one step ahead of the game. Talking ...
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Ahhh stress. It’s an unavoidable part of life and something we all deal with from time to time. It’s the body’s natural response to change whether it be physical, mental, or emotional and can ...
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Let’s face it: despite the talk about restarting the world economy, COVID-19 is still here, the vaccine is still not, and the best way to stay safe is staying at home, provided we can find a way ...
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One of the big changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to societies everywhere across the world is how we work. All public health authorities agree that working from home is one of the best ways ...
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