Traditional Japanese lifestyle
Japanese Customs / February 21, 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 / January 22, 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 / January 15, 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 / December 16, 2018

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 / November 16, 2018

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 / October 17, 2018

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 / September 17, 2018

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 / August 18, 2018

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…

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