What is the wedding traditions in Japanese?
Japanese Customs / February 19, 2018

What is the wedding traditions in Japanese?

The reception starts with friends and colleagues making speeches honoring the bride and groom. A banquet of French, Chinese, or Japanese cuisine might be served. Many Japanese wedding menus, or Japanese-inspired weddings, or, today in America, almost every wedding, includes a colorful sushi presentation. Japanese weddings also often serve foods like sea bream, shrimp…

japan business etiquette culture and manners
Japanese Customs / January 20, 2018

japan business etiquette culture and manners

Japanese business etiquette is one of the most searched for Japan business related keywords according to the Google and Overture search-engines and so I am including this Japanese business etiquette section as a short introduction to its key aspects. Japanese business etiquette is the subject of entire books - mostly written by people who have not been to Japan…

Japanese way of life culture
Japanese Customs / December 21, 2017

Japanese way of life culture

I had the privilege of living in Japan for just over a year. During most of that time I had Japanese roommates, so I got a pretty good idea of what life is really like living among the Japanese people. In fact, when I first arrived in Japan, I spoke very little Japanese, and was living with a sweet Japanese girl (actually a lady in her mid 20s, but I feel like we…

information About Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / November 21, 2017

information About Japanese culture

The Japan Information & Cultural Centre provides a variety of free informational services on Japan to the general public and offers opportunities to learn about Japanese culture through diverse programmes. Please see below. Information Japan Information & Cultural Centre has booklets and phamphlets covering every aspect of Japanese life: government…

Overview of Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / October 22, 2017

Overview of Japanese culture

The Japanese culture is a multi-layered and complex system that has been developing within itself and forming new layers for thousands of years. When Westerners think of Japanese culture, perhaps one of the first images that spring to mind is one of an ancient Samurai warrior wielding his heavy sword, or perhaps they picture a young Geisha, pouring tea and serving…

What is the traditional food of Japanese?
Japanese Customs / September 22, 2017

What is the traditional food of Japanese?

Once known in the west either in the form of sukiyaki or the more exotic sushi,Japanese cuisine has in recent years become much more familiar and appreciated around the world. Many visitors to Japan will have already sampled the pleasures of raw fish or batter-fried shrimp. But few first-time visitors to Japan are prepared for the variety and sumptuousness of Japanese…

Traditional Japanese Hobbies
Japanese Customs / August 30, 2017

Traditional Japanese Hobbies

If you have been living in Japan for a while and looking to pick up a traditional Japanese hobby, or maybe you have just arrived, unpacked your stuff and wondering what there is to do in Tokyo that you can t find anywhere else. If so, we re going to share a few popular pastimes from traditional Japanese culture that you can participate in as well as where you can…

Japanese hospitality customs
Japanese Customs / August 19, 2017

Japanese hospitality customs

Before You Travel Visiting a foreign country where you do not speak the language can be a daunting experience for anybody travelling overseas for the first time. Ensuring that you are well-prepared before you depart is the key to having a smooth, enjoyable trip. Here we explain what to prepare before travelling to Japan. What to Take Passport Photocopy of passport…

Traditional marriage in japan
Japanese Customs / June 26, 2017

Traditional marriage in japan

Contemporary Japanese weddings are celebrated in a great variety of ways. Many contain traditional Japanese and Western elements side by side. Traditionally, the religious wedding ceremony is held in Shinto style at a shrine. Nowadays, this shrine may be located inside the hotel where the festivities take place. A Shinto priest conducts the ceremony, which is visited…

Things About Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / August 7, 2017

Things About Japanese culture

In case you’re a new reader, you may not know that I lived in Japan for about two years, from 2011 to the end of 2013. Living in Japan was undoubtedly one of the most unique and formative experiences of my life. Now, eight months later, I think I’m only just beginning to scratch the surface on how my two-year field trip affected my life and personality. Though living…

Japanese communication etiquette
Japanese Customs / June 23, 2017

Japanese communication etiquette

Japan Introduction Japan has a population of approximately 125 million people packed tightly into a rather small geographic area. The official language in Japan is Japanese. Japanese is spoken only in Japan. The literacy rate in Japan is very close to 100 percent and 95 percent of the Japanese population has a high school education. Japan’s form of government is parliamentarian…

Japanese marriage customs and traditions
Japanese Customs / December 16, 2016

Japanese marriage customs and traditions

The Japanese betrothal ceremony, called the yuino, is an exchange of symbolic gifts between the groom s and bride s families. Some popular gifts are: konbu , a seaweed whose name can be written to mean child-bearing woman ; a long white piece of hemp, representing a wish that the couple will grow old and gray together; and a folding fan, which spreads to show future…

Japanese family values and traditions
Japanese Customs / April 30, 2017

Japanese family values and traditions

Although Japanese family roles have changed considerably in the 20th century, aspects of the traditional ie, or “continuing family, ” still remain. The Japanese have a saying that even if an extended family does not live together, parents and grandparents should live near enough to carry over a bowl of hot soup. In this video series, Harvard University professors…

Traditional dresses of Japanese
Japanese Customs / August 13, 2017

Traditional dresses of Japanese

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