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Traditional Japanese Art Forms

Traditional Japanese art forms have been a source of fascination and inspiration for centuries, not only in Japan but internationally. This is partly because, among other things, their uncomplicated beauty can be appreciated by almost anyone. From the art of ikebana to the graceful tea ceremony, her... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in January 2021

Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference – Nationwide Japan's expanded state of emergency went into effect Thursday as the government seeks to stop a surge of new coronavirus infections, though with the restrictions not binding many people appeared to be ignoring the requests to ... READ MORE

Hatsumode – Traditional Shrine Visit in the New Year

What does the word “New Year” mean to you? In some cultures, the first thoughts that come to mind might be watching fireworks or going to a party. For others, the date means visiting family, or making a yearly resolution. For many Japanese, the New Year is synonymous with “hatsumode,” the first ... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in December 2020

Japan to tighten entry from Britain over new coronavirus strain – Nationwide Japan has decided to tighten border controls on arrivals from Britain as it seeks to prevent the spread of a new variant of the coronavirus detected in the European country, the government said. Starting on the 24th of Dec... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in November 2020

Gov't to exclude Sapporo, Osaka from Go To travel campaign for 3 weeks – Nationwide The Japanese government will exclude Sapporo and Osaka from its domestic travel subsidy campaign for three weeks starting Tuesday due to a recent resurgence of coronavirus cases in the two popular tourist destinatio... READ MORE

Essential Tips on Saying “No” in Japanese

It is said that compared to people from other countries, Japanese tend to view themselves as belonging to a shy nation. Manners and politeness are of great importance within Japanese society, and thus a how to say no in Japanese is hardly done in a straightforward way. Even if Japanese people wou... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in October 2020

Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread – Nationwide The Japanese government will ask companies to extend the upcoming New Year holiday by about one week in a bid to mitigate crowding by people visiting relatives or going on vacation and lower the risk of spreading the coronavi... READ MORE

Essential Tips on Saying “Thank You” in Japanese

If you have ever been stuck on the crowded trains of Tokyo, you know the relief of being offered a seat (though it rarely happens!). So when somebody is nice enough to give your aching legs a rest, what would you say to them? Sure, you could say ありがとう — “thank you,” but that phrase simply will no... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in September 2020

Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists – Nationwide The Japanese government plans to allow more foreigners to enter for stays of three months or longer from Oct 1, sources with knowledge of the plans said, significantly easing travel restrictions meant to curb... READ MORE

Essential Tips on Attending a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tea was introduced to Japan from China by Zen Buddhists around the 12th century in the Heian Period. They were also the first consumers of tea. The monks would sip it out of a bowl to fight off drowsiness during long hours of meditations. However, tea drinking had only become a common practice a... READ MORE

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