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Healthcare In Japan
In Japan, how many times do you need to visit a dentist for a teeth polishing and scaling session? Make a guess before reading this week’s article to find out!
Impact Of Blood Type Beliefs In Japanese Society
The Japanese have a firm belief that blood type has a close relationship with a person's personality, and this belief can have an impact, to a smaller or greater degree, on their daily lives. Just how great can the impact be?
Problems Caused By Japanese Politeness
Politeness is not necessarily a good thing, and Japanese politeness, as famous as it is, can cause headaches for non-Japanese who don’t truly understand it.
Toei Uzumasa Eigamura – Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Kyoto is well-known for its many shrines, temples and rich history. One particular tourist attraction in Kyoto that does not involve shrines and temples is Toei Uzumasa Eigamura, known as Toei Kyoto Studio Park in English.
Omiyage - Japanese Souvenirs
Most countries in the world sell souvenirs, mainly to tourists - domestic or otherwise. But perhaps none can compare to Japan in terms of variety and volume when it comes to souvenirs. In addition, the Japanese are masters of souvenir marketing strategy.
Anime CD Review - Gintama Best
This week’s article is a review of a CD featuring theme songs from the super-popular anime series, Gintama. It’s written specifically for readers unfamiliar with Gintama, anime music, or just Japanese music on the whole. Of course, anime music fans are also welcome to come on in…
Japan is full of delicious and visually appealing food, and you can usually find a tasty meal in any part of the country. But one particular dish in a certain area in Kyushu has perhaps the most fun way to eat it…
Religious Views in Japanese Society
What is the main religion of Japan? Shinto? Or Buddhism? Or both? This article will clear any misconception that a non-Japanese person might have with regards to the average Japanese person’s religious views.
Shrines and temples are a dime a dozen in the Land of the Rising Sun, but one particular shrine in Southern Kyushu stands out for the sheer variety of fortune telling activities one can do there.
Beppu Hot Spring Hells
Japan is famous for their numerous onsen or hot springs for bathing. But there are two places in this country where there are hot springs specifically for viewing purposes. One of them is in Beppu, Oita Prefecture in the Kyushu region.
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