Covid has not stopped the trends from forming. There are many that even arose as a result of the pandemic. Read about the latest trends in Japan and what you may see if you were here.
New Year's is the most important event of the holiday season for the Japanese. Read about what New Year's is like in Japan, why it is so important and how it differs from the traditions of the West.
Read this article to find out what's popular in entertainment, fashion, health and food in Japan this year. Although many of these trends build off of those from the previous year, there are still many new ones emerging.
Japan has a widespread coffee culture, and cafés can be found all over the country. One type of coffee shop, called a kissaten, has strong roots in history but is slowly disappearing. Read this article to find out more about them and why you should visit one while in Japan.
Each year brings many new trends to Japan. Find out what you may see this year, in 2019. If you are coming to Japan, you may want to try some of these new trends for yourself!
Pachinko culture is not well known to visitors to Japan, and yet it is widely popular among the Japanese. Why not give it a try? Read this detailed, step-by-step description of Pachinko if you would like to be a part of the experience, or if you are just wondering what it is all about.
Learn about one of the secrets to longevity in Japan. Natto, or fermented beans, has so many health benefits it is being called a superfood. Unfortunately many people find the pungent smell a complete turn-off. In this article I will also explain how to properly eat it and make it taste great.
Even if you don't know someone who has lost a baby, there are things that every childless parent wants you to know. It may be an uncomfortable subject for most, but death of babies do happen and affect the lives of parents more than you may think.
Although Christmas is relatively new to this society, it is quite widely celebrated throughout Japan. As expected, they have their own set of traditions that may differ from other parts of the world. Here, I've made a list of some of the traditions that seem different to me.
Wasei-eigo, or "Japanized" English, can be confusing because the words hold a different meaning than what we are used to. Knowing these meanings may help you avoid an embarrassing misunderstanding! Here, I introduce some of the many English words that are used differently when spoken in Japan.
Japanese food has a great reputation and is still increasing in popularity. Even so, there is so much more variety to Japan's food that you may not know about. This article highlights what you should try when you visit Japan for a delightful, and possibly adventurous, culinary experience.
Summer in Japan is almost unbearably hot. Read this article to find out what to take, what to eat and where to go in order to keep cool and beat the heat. The last thing you want is to be cooped up in an air-conditioned hotel or to spend your whole vacation in shopping malls.
Japanese food has become popular all over the world, and now it's not just sushi and tempura that's turning heads. To understand why it's so scrumptious, we look at what the Japanese like and strive for in the dishes that they make.
If you have experienced the tragic loss of a baby, whether through stillbirth or loss in the NICU, you should not feel alone. If you just want to help or sympathize with someone who has lost their baby, this article may give you some insight.
It's very easy to pick out the most recent trends in Japan because you'll see them everywhere. Here are some of the most noticeable ones in spring of 2018.
Want to experience Japanese boat racing, Japanese broadway, and top-rate illumination and projection mapping all in one spot? Or perhaps you'd like to try fruit picking or need luck in your relationship? Take a short trip out to Gamagori for these things you can't find in the big cities.
This is my first-person account of being a third-generation Japanese-Canadian struggling to find my roots and fit in in Japan.
This is a story of one person's experience of loosing a baby. Read about how the Japanese hospital dealt with the loss and the emotions involved. If you have experienced a loss or know somebody who has, this article may be helpful in understanding how to heal and live through the long journey ahead.
Whether you're a pregnant foreigner or planning to get pregnant in Japan, or if you are just interested in the differences between the Japan and the West, this article details some surprising facts.
Become more aware of placental previa in about the 20th week of pregnancy so that you can ask your doctor to check if you have it, and make an effort to prevent any bad outcomes.