Know your Receipts in Japan!
Are you in Japan on business and working with a Japanese firm? Will you be taking your clients out for a meal?Recently I have been doing some consulting work for one of Japan’s eminent Chinese cuisine restaurants, Ginza Aster, and I learned that many of the international clients are confused by t…(1173 words)Japan Restaurant Etiquette Ginza Coffee Cuisine Business Japanese Culture and Style Japanese Traditions Chinese Restaurant Tokyo
I was born in Osaka Japan and Here is My View
Let me compare Tokyo and Osaka in terms of culture by using a metaphor of kitchen accessory. Tokyo is "Sponge". It soaks up all kinds of information and people are somehow drawn to this metropolis. The majority of companies hold their headquarters in Tokyo and that's one of the reasons behind i…(450 words)
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From a Hawaii-grown Japan Fan: The Mind-Whopping Truth Behind Japan’s Kikaida Super Hero
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x89val_人造人間キカイダー-op-ed_shortfilmsMy elementary-school friends and I in Hawaii in the late 70s would rush home on Wednesday afternoons to watch this show. It started at 3 p.m. and my sister Joy and I would go directly to the waiting school bus at Pearl R…(1199 words)Japanese TV shows History Airport Flower Playing Garden Stay Japanese Pop Culture Japanese Culture and Style Tera (Temple)
Bunny Signs are the New Cute Traffic Cones in Japan
Sometimes I wonder how Japanese life stays so placid. Placid in a good sense, like the surface of a deep ocean on a calm day. There is a lot going on underneath but the surface is flat, peaceful and non-threatening. In Japanese we call it "Joushiki" which to me is best translated as "civility" or "…(355 words)Japanese lifestyle Japan Tokyo Station Travel Japan Kawaii Japanese Culture and Style Japanese Culture Cute Japan Exploring tokyo Shokudo Tokyo
Japanese Geta, Traditional Shoes in Japan, To Getya Going!
Are you from Hawaii? If you are...help me out here. At Pearl Ridge Elementary School (during the 70s) we went through a footwear boom called "Klonks". It was just around the time that coolots (the jeans type) and those feathered clip-on decorations you put in your hair, were popular. Now, do yo…(611 words)Geta slipper Japan Shoes Japanese Culture Japanese Summer Japanese Culture and Style Japan Travel Summer Japanese Kimono Japanese Footwear Yokohama
Untouched, Friendly and Awaiting your Arrival; Shizukuishi, Iwate Japan.
I planned to arrive in Shizukuishi, Iwate Prefecture while the sun was still shining, but a speech in Chiba City delayed my arrival until long after the moon rose on this village of just over 17,000 residents in Northeast Japan. It was a sweltering day with temperatures around 36 degrees Celsiu…(1112 words)Japan Iwate Jinjya (Shrine) Walk Shinkansen Bullet Train Japanese Culture and Style Tokyo Tanuki
Parents Encourage English Learning in Japan After Watching Disney Movie Frozen
Take a look at this video of a sweet little Japanese girl with her Kanji chart visible in the background singing "Let it Go" for all the world to see. At the beginning you hear her mother say "Ikimasu!" which means "Here we go!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFpGHF-oJKcWell, that is exac…(540 words)English English Japan English Language Japan Frozen Film in Japan Japanese Culture and Style Japanese Culture Visit Japan Japan Travel
Bouncy Skirts the Newest Tokyo Fashion Trend
And, as for fashion, how about these new bouncy-wouncy skirts I spotted in the display window at Issey Miyake in Omotesando?!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShCPRlwQeYQ&feature=youtu.beIt is as if your skirt or blouse was on a trampoline! We understand that Issey Miyake is all about the move…(185 words)
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