04 Feb

What not to do when you visit Jinja in Japan

Jinja, as well as temples is a very important sacred spot for many Japanese people regardless they are religious or not. But recently, these sports have become popular destination for many tourists and jinja is having a problem.

17 Nov

Can Japanese married couples have separate family names?

Recently many Japanese women have higher and important posts in the society and still, when it comes to marriage, 95% of women change their family name to the husband´s. Can Japanese couple keep separate family name as a married couple?

12 Nov

11th November is Origami Day in Japan

11th of November in Japan is Origami Day. This traditional paper craft has an old history and it´s something Japanese children learn people around them as they grow. So why it´s Origami Day?

06 Oct

Protect your bum ball from Yokai, Kappa

There are many folklores about Kappa all over Japan. This comical looking yokai can be friendly but can lead you to death by pulling out shiridama from you.

29 Sep

Shishi and Komainu. What´s the difference?

When you go to a shrine in Japan, you see two lion like animals at the entrance. Actually they are two animals, a lion and a komainu. What are they? And what´s the difference?

24 Sep

Tsuru to Kame, Fashion magazine for elders

There is a free paper called Tsuru to Kame, which dedicates to promote elderly people´s fashion style in Nagano. Japan is becoming an aging society. Why not the fashion trend comes out among elder people?

17 Aug

Where to get good Wagashi in Tokyo – Osakaya –

Do you love wagashi? There are so many sweets shops in Tokyo but I´d recommend you to try Osakaya, which has a long history and once served wagashi to the Royal Family. It´s worth visiting during your stay in Tokyo.

30 Jun

Summer clean up, eat Minazuki

Today the 30th of June, people in Kyoto eat Minazuki to purify the bad luck from the last 6 months. Why they eat it and how it started?

03 Jun

Drink and eat vinegar at Osuya in Tokyo

Do you love trying new taste and always look for a new challenge? Then try Osuya. They are specialised in vinegar and you can do a vinegar tasting, which changes your idea about vinegar.

25 Feb

Gaijin Meet Japan – Itadakimasu!!

The 4th episode of Oleñka and Cédric. This time is all about Japanese food! What did they like? And what did they like the least?

14 Feb

Gaijin Meet Japan – Happy New Year in Tokyo!

This is the third episode of the adventure of Oleñka and Cédric. They spent the New Year´s Eve with the Okimori family. It´s one of the most traditional and magical moment of Japan during the year.

17 Dec

Let´s brush up your English with A5 - A5で英語力に自信をつける –

英語を習いたいけど時間がない、クラスに行ったけど上手くならないという人いませんか。A5の新しい英語アプリは、ロールプレイングゲーム感覚でビジネス英語が学べます。いつでもどこでも気軽に学べるのが、忙しい人にもぴったり。今、テスターになってくれた人には、iPad Mini 4が当たるチャンスもあり!

27 Jul

Breast feeding 48 tricks among Japanese mums

While breast feeding in public is discussed in Europe, Japanese mums are talking about the posture of breast feeding. They are funny, especially the explanations of the postures.