Japanese Life & Culture

Ueno's Pair of Pandas Ready to Mate?

A bit untimely for a visit to the zoo, but why not? Because, if you do, you will see the pair of pandas at the Ueno Zoo have the in-between partition removed for free interflow as they please.

February 9, 2016 at 7:12 am

Care to Own a Rolls‐Royce in Furniture?

Annual magazine for the wealthy covered for two consecutive years a Japanese furniture house from Hiroshima manufacturing super furniture pieces branded MATSUOKA.

January 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Sweet or Dry: Which would you go for?

Well, we are talking about Sake - that extra cool drink that goes best with Sashimi.

January 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Taiwan's Railway Exhibition (Yokohama)

Taiwan is about to enter a new phase of history with a dramatic outcome of the nation's all-important elections of the President and the parliament.

January 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

GreetinEt tu, OOTOYA?

This desk has often discussed Japanese cuisine, how it's accepted worldwide, etc. but only on topics like Sushi, Tempura, etc and seldom on minor street-corner eating joints.

January 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm

A Feminine Philosophy on Money-Saving

A number of books are written on a number of subjects - most on money in one way or another. Understandable because that's one last thing one can't go without.

January 18, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Kabuki in Las Vegas to Stay: Are You Serious Somegoro?

Our dear readers course know well that Kabuki is "Japan" in theatrical art - the undisputed symbol of Japanese stage art.

January 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Carillon and Haiku to Bridge Japan and Belgium

Japan and Belgium celebrate 150 years of friendship this year, and two unique projects are under way to mark the occasion.

January 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Hygiene Or Tradition, That is the question

Here's an episode on whether or not tradition supersedes hygiene or vice versa. What precisely are we talking about?

January 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Aware of Your Own Caffeine Safe Level?

Business people can't go on without coffee breaks now and then just to pep up.

January 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm

A New Approach for Cure of MCI

Four million Japanese are reportedly suffering from mild cognition impairment and, if left unattended for 4 years, a half of them would develop full cognition impairment.

January 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Smoking Mothers Bear Babies 100g+ Meager

A rather shocking report from the Environment Agency - smoking mothers give birth babies average 100+ grams lighter than from nonsmoking mothers, January 6.

January 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

All About Bunraku: The Ultimate in Puppetry

Some of you may well know of Kabuki, Japan's traditional theatrical art.

January 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Greetings for a Rich and Rewarding New Year

The desk wishes every one of our readers of this column a rich and rewarding New Year 2016.

December 30, 2015 at 10:58 am

Prayer Rooms for Touring Moslems in Nikko

Tourism is now a central sector of industry for Japan, as Prime Minister Abe places a marked emphasis on the importance of furthering inbound tourism toward the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 and beyond.

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