What is Halloween? 3 DIY Halloween Costumes

  2016/08/16    Events

What is Halloween?   Halloween is October 31st every year. November 1st is All Hallows Day and All Hallows’ Eve is October 31st. This religious practice is originated from Celts from Ireland or Scotland. It is the Celtic harvest festival …

Manners at All You Can Eat Restaurant

  2016/08/16    Food

スポンサーリンク   All you can eat buffet in Japan is different from that of Canada. In Canada, I’ve been to all you can eat for Japanese and Chinese food. We order at the table and waitress would bring the food. …

Major Earthquakes in Japan 1900- 2016. What to Prepare for Earthquakes?

  2016/08/16    Natural Disaster

  スポンサーリンク       Japan has thousands of earthquakes every year. If you stay in Japan for a year, you would probably experience earthquakes few times at least.   Today I’m going to introduce three major earthquakes in Japan …

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 Taiiku 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, …