japanese traditional New Year
Japanese Customs / September 13, 2020

japanese traditional New Year

During the New Year’s holidays, many Japanese eat osechi ryōri, a collection of traditional foods developed during the Heian Period (794-1185). It originally consisted of fish or vegetables simmered in soy sauce and sweet mirin but, as the years passed, other foods were incorporated into the compendium of dishes, including those that had symbolic significance for…

Traditional Japanese family values
Japanese Customs / August 14, 2020

Traditional Japanese family values

Japanese elementary schools strive to instill those values in their students, placing a premium on their transmission that exceeds their zeal to teach reading, writing and arithmetic. This heavy emphasis on socializing children is the bedrock of Japanese society and is credited, at least in part, with producing the low rates of juvenile crime rates, teenage pregnancy…

Japanese customs beliefs and values
Japanese Customs / July 15, 2020

Japanese customs beliefs and values

Japan Table of Contents Contemporary Japan is a secular society. Creating harmonious relations with others through reciprocity and the fulfillment of social obligations is more significant for most Japanese than an individual s relationship to a transcendent God. Harmony, order, and self-development are three of the most important values that underlie Japanese social…

Japanese VS american culture
Japanese Customs / June 15, 2020

Japanese VS american culture

The other answers I ve seen here are all correct, or at least they jibe pretty well with my observations. There are a couple of things I have noticed that others have not mentioned. In 1975 I was on a Fulbright and the main objective was research for a year in Taiwan, but there were some experts on my topic in Japan as well, so I spent the summer in Kyoto. I just…

Pictures of Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / May 16, 2020

Pictures of Japanese culture

LONDON – “Sushi” is probably the most widely known Japanese word in Britain today. “Manga, ” “karaoke” and “sudoku” are also much used, but speakers may not realize their Japanese origin. Not so long ago the most common Japanese words, which “the man in the street” knew, were probably “geisha” and “sayonara.” Popular vocabulary and culture have changed Japan’s image…

Japan Information and cultural Centre
Japanese Customs / April 16, 2020

Japan Information and cultural Centre

The Japan Information & Cultural Center (JICC) is the cultural, educational, and public affairs division of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco serving Northern and Central California, and the state of Nevada. Helping people gain a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions, customs, history and contemporary culture is the primary purpose of the…

Things to know When Traveling to japan
Japanese Customs / March 17, 2020

Things to know When Traveling to japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you ll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You ll also discover gorgeous natural landscapes just a short train ride from sparkling, sprawling cities and loud, jarring outlets a short distance from quiet areas full of nuanced rules. It s the kind of place where people will wait patiently…

What makes Japanese culture unique?
Japanese Customs / February 16, 2020

What makes Japanese culture unique?

Japan Guide Japan Travel Culture & Food Japan hasn t always been cute. The obsession with kawaii culture first began in the 1970s at the height of Japan s economic growth.It was in the 70s that Japanese advertising agencies perfected the fine art of mass marketing. Getting into customers hearts, minds and wallets with cute lovable characters. If you choose…

how to communicate in japan
Japanese Customs / January 17, 2020

how to communicate in japan

In this I can only give my own experience but I think it is telling enough. I have traveled in Japan for most of a month in 1994, with no Japanese at all and traveling by train and hostels, using English as my native Dutch is not understood there at all. I had arranged my first week with a short tour Tokyo/Kyoto, but did the rest without any reservations made from…

Traditional Japanese lifestyle
Japanese Customs / December 18, 2019

Traditional Japanese lifestyle

Hosts: Ichiro Fukatsu and Oksana Shtyk Date :, Thursday Time: 19:00 h, duration 1 h 30 min Venue: Varna Games – 10 Kotel Street, Varna Bulgaria Entrance: FREE Together with are new hosts, we are planning a series of topical talks presenting aspects of Japan through a more in-depth approach to take place when we return with Breakwater Talks in the autumn. In the final…

Slurping in Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / November 18, 2019

Slurping in Japanese culture

Rule of thumb: at the end of the meal, return all your dishes to how they were at the start of the meal (minus the food) Drinking Do not start drinking until everybody at the table has a drink and the glasses are raised for a drinking salute, which usually is kampai . When drinking alcoholic beverages, it is customary to serve each other, rather than pour your own…

Japanese customs and culture
Japanese Customs / October 19, 2019

Japanese customs and culture

Guide to Japan Welcome to our helpful guide for Japan. Should you be looking to travel, live, relocate or do business in the land of the rising sun, we will give you a helpful head start on understanding the country and its cultures. Facts & statistics Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of…

traditional houses in japan
Japanese Customs / September 19, 2019

traditional houses in japan

Japan Guide Japan Travel Culture & Food Japanese houses didn t use historically use glass, resulting in some interesting methods of natural lighting. A shoji is a sliding panel that is made of translucent paper in a wooden frame. They are used for both interior and exterior walls. They help to give Japanese houses their character by allowing diffuse light…

Japanese customs for tourists
Japanese Customs / August 20, 2019

Japanese customs for tourists

Although customs procedures include various operations, the operations performed at airports mainly for foreign tourists visiting Japan for short periods of time will be explained in the following pages. Major operations include the customs declaration procedure, the duty-free procedure, and the regulation of prohibited articles for import or export. For more accurate…

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