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New Year’s

The Chinese New Year was celebrated during February with colorful dragons, Chinese food, gift exchanging, and fireworks. Japanese culture is greatly influenced by China; however, Japanese people have a different way of celebrating the New Year's. The New Year's holiday is a time for family. People who work in the city go back to their [...]

By |December 27th, 2016|Japanese Culture, Traditional Japanese house|

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan is a time for beautiful lights, good food, and romantic dates with loved ones. The iconic Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree shine special lights, and the city streets glow with bright LED decorations. Japan has quite a unique way of celebrating this religious festival. Most Japanese people are not Christian. However, it is [...]

By |December 24th, 2016|Japanese Culture|

Japanese Seasons

Japanese Seasons. One of the best things about Japan is the climate. Japan has all seasons and each one is very distinct. I remember when I lived in Australia and every day felt like summer... Thanks to this favorable climate, Japan has different customs and cultures for each season.   The Japanese fiscal year starts [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Traditional Japanese house|

Avocados; Japan’s Current Craving Craze

Avocados, also known as "the forest's butter," have a high fat content, and were not so popular with health enthusiasts. However, research recently showed that this particular fat actually enables body cells to efficiently absorb carotenoids, a type of antioxidant. Avocados contain some carotenoids themselves; however, not enough to bring about health benefits. Foods that [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Japanese Culture|

Nikko Toshogu

Recently, my friends and I went to Tochigi Prefecture to visit the volunteer group we used to belong to. On our way back, we visited Nikko Toshogu, a famous Shinto shrine in Tochigi. I had always wanted to go to this shrine as it is a World Heritage Site and is historically and culturally valuable. [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Area, Japanese Culture, Places to Visit in Japan|

Japanese University Experience

Japanese University Experience: Circles and Part-time Jobs University life in Tokyo is exciting, I have been a student at a university located in the center of Tokyo for three and a half years, and my journey so far has been full of new experiences and opportunities. My hometown is a three hour ride on a [...]

By |November 29th, 2016|Japanese Culture|


Recently I have been going to Omotesando, a lot. Half the week I am there for either work or play. Omotesando is the name of a long street in Shibuya ward, made up of fashionable stores and cafes that leads up to Meiji Shrine. The name “omotesando” actually means the “entrance path.” I love the area [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Area, Places to Visit in Japan|

Autumn Leaves

Autumn is upon us here in Japan, and the relaxing ambience is one of the many reasons I love fall. In Japan, autumn is said to be the perfect time for reading, eating, and sports. I think it is also a great time for traveling. Japan has countless mountains which trees turn a vibrant red [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Area, Japanese Culture, Places to Visit in Japan|

Okinawa Vacation Part 2

Overview part 2 of my vacation in Okinawa!!!   Day 3 My friends and I wanted a relaxing day at the beach, and we were told by the locals that beaches in the Northern area of Okinawa are the clearest. So we searched for a beach at which we could do marine activities. Usually you have to book [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Area, Places to Visit in Japan|

Okinawa Vacation Part 1

Here is a brief overview of my most recent trip to Okinawa with many pictures!!!   Day 1 After landing at Naha International Airport, we hopped on a bus to a rental store, and rented a car for our trip. We drove to the center of Naha city, the famous avenue known as Kokusai Dori. [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|Area, Places to Visit in Japan|