Category: Living in Japan

What are Weddings and Anniversaries Like in Japan? – A Brief Overview

Japanese culture is unique in many ways. However, it is true that Western influences have impacted traditional celebrations to merge with some old traditions. If you are invited to a Japanese wedding in a wedding chapel, there will be elements that will be familiar to the west. Gift-giving is seen as an act of appreciation,

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The State of Coronavirus in Japan from an Everyday Citizen’s Perspective

“Within a year there was fire on the ridges and deranged chanting. There has been cannibalism. Cannibalism is the great fear. Mostly I worry about food. Always food. Food and the cold and our shoes.” – The Road (2009) So I’ve been wrestling with the idea of doing this article for awhile. Firstly, because there

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