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…

business communication in japan
Japanese Customs / July 21, 2019

business communication in japan

Location : Shidler College of Business, Room G201 Speaker : Daniel Dolan, Professor, Waseda University Maybe you have some ideas or images about Japanese business communication from movies or popular culture references: formal, ceremonial, status-sensitive. But there is so much more. In this seminar, professor Dolan will discuss several specific and unique features…

Doing business with Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / June 21, 2019

Doing business with Japanese culture

Establishing meaningful international business relationships means that you must go further than just understanding the language. When doing business in Japan, you must look to identify with the local customs and expectations of your clients and employees to effectively grow your relationships. Currently, the Japanese economy has a strong outlook for future quarters…

Things that represent Japanese culture
Japanese Customs / May 22, 2019

Things that represent Japanese culture

Japan Guide Japan Travel Culture & Food Daruma are papier-mache dolls designed to look like a 6th monk known as Bodhidharma. They are traditionally sold with no eyes. You fill in one eye with a black marker when you set a goal and then fill in the other eye when you meet your goal.Teru Teru Bozu are simple ghost-like dolls crafted from white cloth or paper…

Japanese tradition and values
Japanese Customs / July 19, 2018

Japanese tradition and values

Most of the people of Japan are descendants of immigrants from the Asian mainland in around 300AD. A small group of the indigenous population (the Ainus) remain - mainly on Hokkaido. Much of the culture of Japan has been adapted from that of China, although it has also been greatly influenced by Western countries over the past century. Japanese Society Japanese society…

Traditional breakfast in Japanese
Japanese Customs / June 19, 2018

Traditional breakfast in Japanese

A traditional Japanese breakfast is likely different from any other kind of breakfast you ll ever experience. It consists of foods that make up a complete meal that one could conceivably enjoy at lunch or dinner. Typically, a traditional Japanese breakfast consists of steamed rice, miso soup, a protein such as grilled fish and various side dishes. Familiar side dishes…

How to be a tourist in japan?
Japanese Customs / May 20, 2018

How to be a tourist in japan?

So to avoid the social media firestorm that Patrick Schwarzenegger - son of action hero and former California governor Arnold - caused when he posted an Instagram video (since removed) of him tickling an unsuspecting fellow visitor s ear with a twig, take a look at our handy hints below. 1. No jaywalking Many Japanese drivers are sticklers for the rules, and will…

what are people from japan called
Japanese Customs / April 20, 2018

what are people from japan called

By William Kremer and Claudia Hammond BBC World Service Image copyright Unknown As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes - sometimes for decades at a time. Why? For Hide, the problems started when he gave up school. I started to blame myself and my parents also blamed me for not going to school. The pressure started…

Japanese manners and behavior
Japanese Customs / March 21, 2018

Japanese manners and behavior

12. Don t count the change It s normal in Western countries to want to check if someone gave us the right change, but not in Japan. The Japanese people trust one another (no surprise they have the lowest levels of crime in the world) hence it is considered rude to count your change. It s a form of distrust and it is not appreciated. 13. Don t be late Precision is…

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…

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