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Traditional breakfast in Japanese
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…

How to be a tourist in japan?
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…

what are people from japan called
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
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…

What is the wedding traditions in Japanese?
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…

japan business etiquette culture and manners
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
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…

information About Japanese culture
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
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?
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…

Traditional Japanese Hobbies
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…

Japanese hospitality 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…

Understanding Japanese business culture
June 29, 2017

Understanding Japanese business culture

Conforming to Japanese business etiquette during a working lunch or formal meeting can make even the most confident executive shake in their loafers. Although there are many rules, customs, and traditions, your hosts will probably forgive all but the worst faux pas anyway. Demonstrating a small knowledge of Japanese culture and traditions shows that you have…

Documentary on Japanese culture
July 14, 2017

Documentary on Japanese culture

If you have even a passing interest in Japanese video games, comics, art, or design, you really should be watching Toco Toco TV. The ongoing web series profiles notable creatives from Japan, with documentary-style shorts that usually run between 10 and 20 minutes. But in that relatively short runtime they pack in a lot. The most recent episode features enigmatic…

What holidays are celebrated in japan?
June 29, 2017

What holidays are celebrated in japan?

Japan has thirteen public holidays (marked with ▲) and a lot of nation-wide as well as local festivals. Find a short description of the public holidays and the most common nation-wide festivals below. In 1998 and in 2001 Japan amended its laws in order to to move a number of public holidays in Japan to Mondays, creating a three-day weekend for those who normally…

japanese pop culture in america
August 1, 2017

japanese pop culture in america

A couple of years ago I found myself in a basement bar in Yoyogi, a central precinct of Tokyo, drinking cold Sapporo beers with big foamy heads while the salarymen next to me raised their glasses to a TV displaying a fuzzy, obviously bootlegged video of an old Bob Dylan concert. The name of the bar, My Back Pages, is the title of a Dylan song. Dylan is, in fact…

Japanese communication etiquette
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…

Traditional marriage in japan
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…

Cultural differences of japan and australia
July 2, 2017

Cultural differences of japan and australia

You will find Japanese students don’t speak up, so you don’t know what they are thinking. They are not used to speaking English and will speak very little or maintain silence. You will need to constantly initiate conversation and ask questions. They are basically shy in nature, not good at approaching or speaking with others which is attributed to the fact that…

Japanese business etiquette tips
May 6, 2017

Japanese business etiquette tips

The Japanese place a high level of value on etiquette and protocol during any type of business affairs. This rule holds true to foreigners as well. However, the Japanese are generally very forgiving to foreigners as long as they show respect and an effort to understand the Japanese culture and business etiquette. Often the Japanese host will offer to help you…

Japanese New Years Celebration
June 11, 2017

Japanese New Years Celebration

New Year ( shogatsu or oshogatsu ) is the most important holiday in Japan. Most businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3, and families typically gather to spend the days together. Years are traditionally viewed as completely separate, with each new year providing a fresh start. Consequently, all duties are supposed to be completed by the end of the year…

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