What is the popular IZAKAYA Menu? Plus Tips for Dating Japanese Girls

  2016/08/16    Food

As I stay in Canada, I miss a lot of things in Japan. One of them is Izakaya (居酒屋). There are some Izakaya in Vancouver, but I still miss Japanese ones.       What is Izakaya?   Izakaya have …

3 Rules and Benefits of Karaoke: How to Enjoy it in Japan

  2016/08/14    Leisure

  スポンサーリンク   If you have been to Tokyo, you probably think that Japanese love Karaoke.   There are hundreds of Karaoke Boxes in Tokyo and other cities. Karaoke box is literally a box with a karaoke machine and sofas. …

When? What is Health and Sports Day in Japan? (TAIIKU NO HI)

  2016/08/13    National Holidays

  スポンサーリンク   This post summarizes what Health and Sports Day is. When is it? What do Japanese do on Taiku no Hi?

Cutters and Tissue? 6 Items You Better Bring to Summer BBQ

  2016/08/13    Leisure

スポンサーリンク   In Vancouver area, most people go to BBQ between May and August. They also go early September if weather permits, but it is usually getting cold and wet in September.   In Japan, people can enjoy BBQ in …

Meaning of Equinox. Autumnal Equinox Day (SYUUBUN NO HI) in Japan

  2016/08/12    National Holidays

スポンサーリンク   Equinox occurs in spring and autumn and it means “equal night” in Latin.   What Happens on Equinox?   Everywhere on earth would have 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. That is, you would have …

Definition of Typhoon: 4 Things to do When a Typhoon Approaches

  2016/08/12    Natural Disaster

スポンサーリンク   Have you experienced typhoons (台風) in Japan?   As a child, I was a bit excited and anxious when a typhoon passed by Japan. It usually causes heavy rain and strong wind. It is different from a hurricane, …

Best Japanese Food: Appeals of Sushi. Why is it Popular?

  2016/08/10    Food, Sushi ,

スポンサーリンク   Do you like sushi(寿司)? Until I came to Canada, I didn’t know foreigners eat sushi a lot. I knew sushi was famous and popular in foreign countries but I was surprised many people ate frequently.   For instance, …

4 Basic Manners & 5 Ways to Enjoy Hot Springs in Japan

  2016/08/10    Hot Spring

スポンサーリンク   Have you tried hot springs in Japan? If not, you must try while you stay in Japan!     As you might have heard, there are countless hot springs in Japan. Depends on area, colour of hot water …

Japanese Halloween? What is the meaning of Moon-Viewing Thieves (お月見泥棒)?

  2016/08/09    Events

スポンサーリンク Japanese Halloween? Speaking of moon-gazing or Ostukimi(お月見), there is another interesting event called “moon-viewing thieves.” (お月見泥棒:OTSUMIKI DOROBO) Yup, it is a thief. It sounds absolutely interesting, doesn’t it?   To be honest with you, I didn’t know about this …

Gift Ideas for Japanese Respect for the Aged Day (KEIROU HO HI)

  2016/08/09    National Holidays

スポンサーリンク   Japanese celebrate and honor elderly people in September. It is called Respect for the Aged Day or Keirou no Hi (敬老の日) It used to be September the 15th, but since 2003 it changed to the third Monday of …