Ashikaga Fireworks Festival

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Area, Japanese Culture|

The Ashikaga Fireworks Festival, held on the first Saturday of August, is one of my favorite firework festivals. Firework makers each get about 5 minutes to show off their [...]

Kanagawa Fireworks Festival

By |August 12th, 2016|Categories: Area, Japanese Culture|

31st Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival. August 2, 2016. I recently went to a famous summer firework festival in Yokohama city. Here, I will share my experience. The [...]

Concept of Sleep

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture|

Every country or culture values sleep in different ways. Japan’s concept of sleep is very unique and interesting. The average amount of sleep that Japanese people get [...]

Japanese Manners

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture|

If you live in Japan, you will recognize that there are a number of distinct manners and customs. This is due to the fact that language and [...]

Japan’s Compulsory Education

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture|

Opinions on Japan's compulsory education system differs greatly between Japanese people. Some say the system is putting too much pressure on students, while others say students should be [...]

Japanese Summer

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture|

Now that the tsuyu season has ended and the thick clouds have been blown away from Japan’s skies, summer has finally come. Summer is a time for long vacations [...]