Many have great experiences with the JET Program, but there are also some horror stories. If you are thinking about breaking your JET contract, read this article to help you decide.
A fairly comprehensive guide that teaches you the manners and customs of being a guest in someone's house in Japan.
A primer in the basics of travelling to and within Japan's capital and largest city, Tokyo.
Introduction: Kyoto is indisputably Japan’s cultural capital. Largely spared by American attacks during World War II it remains Japan’s historical-cultural hub and as such cannot be missed for the dedicated...
In this Hub I would like to tell you from experience what are the good things and bad things about living in Japan. Please note I am doing so from my own experience, as a Belgian in my 20s. Other people might have...
Like many other cultures, honoring the dead is taken seriously in Japan. However, unlike many other cultures a visitor is expected to do this by a ritual that consists of tasks done in special order.
Top 50 locations in Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping, food, restaurants, parks, nature, arts, theater, entertainment, bars, nightlife and museums. Recommended by local Japanese living in Tokyo.
Fascinating contradictions make for a fascinating country. Modern Japanese civilization is quite the eye opener for those of us who think we've seen it all.
Pola Museum is an unusual building in an unusual area to host a museum of art. Architectonically it has two key traits: The massive concrete structure perfectly communes with nature, and its design is very atypical in...
The timeless kimono is Japan's oldest and most uniquely Japanese style of clothing. I discuss the parts of the kimono, things usually worn with it, and other forms of traditional Japanese dress.
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