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Japanese Popular Culture

Popular culture, or pop culture, is generally considered the sum of concepts, ideas, attitudes, icons, and trends that are embedded in the lives of mainstream society. Japanese pop culture has its own distinct characteristics that make it hugely appealing. For one, it celebrates modern trends and pe... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan December in 2019

Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings – Hiroshima Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two early 20th-century buildings that remained intact after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima devastated the Japanese city. A local government... READ MORE

Taking the JLPT

“JLPT” stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The JLPT is one of the most well-known international Japanese proficiency exams. It has five levels, with level five (officially called N5) being the easiest and level one (N1) being the hardest. The Japanese name of the test is the Nihong... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in November 2019

Suicide of Mitsubishi Electric unit employee caused by overwork – Kobe A labour standard office has concluded that the 2017 suicide of an employee at a Mitsubishi Electric Corp unit was work-related, recognizing he did more than 100 hours of overtime per month while in a supervisory position, compa... READ MORE

Differences Between Kimonos & Yukatas

It is very easy to recognise the traditional Japanese clothing of the yukata and kimono when you see one, they are very distinct garments. However, many people will not be aware of the difference between the two. The origin of the Japanese kimono is from the Chinese traditional Han clothing, althoug... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in October 2019

Number of foreign students with jobs after graduation hits record high – Nationwide The number of foreign students who changed their visa status in 2018 to work in Japan after graduating from universities or vocational schools hit a record high amid a chronic manpower shortage, immigration authorit... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in September 2019

Police spread awareness about ban on drones to tourists at Haneda Airport – Tokyo In preparation for the Rugby World Cup that starts Friday and runs for six weeks, police officers visited Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday to spread awareness among foreign tourists about the prohibition on flying ... READ MORE

Japan’s Izakaya Culture

The Art of Unwinding An izakaya is a typical Japanese bar where people enjoy coming for a drink and a bite to eat. The welcome is warm and the atmosphere always cheerful. This is where employees meet after the day’s work to believe stress and have a good time together. The history of the izakaya... READ MORE

Typhoons in Japan

In Japan, typhoons are regular and natural occurrences. These events involve little risk beyond rain and wind causing you to alter your outdoor tourism plans. However, it is useful to know what you should do if you are vacationing, studying or working in Japan during a typhoon alert. What is a Typh... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in August 2019

27% of municipalities concerned over surge in foreign visitors in Japan: survey – Nationwide More than one-fourth of Japanese municipalities have expressed concerns about possible future problems resulting from a surge in the number of foreign visitors to the country, a Kyodo News survey showed Sun... READ MORE

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