Japanese Life & Culture

A Crab for Halloween in Japanese Aquarium?

Another episode on Halloween - this time on a Halloween-brand crab found by accident at nearby seashore.

October 27, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Another Glover Mansion in Nagasaki?

A Scotch trader Thomas Glover is a historical personage often quoted in history books.

October 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Visitors Enjoyed Kyoto's Historical Festival "Jidai Matsuri"

"Jidai Matsuri" which means era festival in Japanese language took place in Kyoto prefecture on October 22.

October 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Looking for Rare Books? Annual Secondhand Books Fair Held in Tokyo's Book Town

To novice foreign Japanologists, this might be unheard-of, but it's back again this year - the Secondhand Books Fair in Kanda, Tokyo, starting October 23.

October 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

What If Japanese Can't Speak Japanese in Japan?

A queer body "Cool Japan Movement Promotion Council" proposed last August to create a special zone where English is made the official language, mark you, in Japan.

October 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Borel Middle School Kids Off to Japan, Enjoying Traditional Japan

In San Mateo, California, is Borel Middle School, an international baccalaureate world school, with 948 students of grades 6-8.

October 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Nagasaki Choir of A-Bomb Victims for Concert in Germany

Every August 9, the day Nagasaki was A-bombed, a choir of A-bom victims, "Sunflowers", sings to appeal banning nuclear weapons as part of the Peace Ceremony in Nagasaki.

October 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Handsome Gorilla Turns 19 years old, Releasing Photo Album

Tuesday the 20th of October was the birthday for the popular and handsome gorilla named Shabani who is at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens located in Nagoya prefecture in Japan.

October 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

You Can Buy Monorail Cars Only at $3K as long as Paying Delivery Fee

Japan is a land of wonders. Its scenic beauties, exquisite cuisine, exotic traditions - no, something else. Japan is home to people who go too far overboard.

October 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

An Autumn Charm - Look down Japan's Giant "Rice Paddy Art"

If you are lucky, you will spot from above pictures "painted" in the rice fields - pictures of all sorts, even Mona Lisa.

October 14, 2015 at 10:35 pm

"Rainbow Forecast" Started in Japan

Shiga is one of those rainbow-rich lands and the prefectural government will shortly put digitalized rainbow data on the internet - the first "Rainbow Forecast" in Japan.

October 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Health and Sports Day, Many Events Took Place all over Japan

Health and Sports Day is a national holiday in Japan held on the second Monday in October.

October 13, 2015 at 11:25 am

Haruki Murakami Missed Another Chance of Winning Nobel Prize

On the evening on Thursday, 8th of October, there was the announcement for the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature.

October 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Traditional Festivals are Fading Out in Japan

Japan has a centuries-long tradition of "matsuri" or festivals all across the country, many associated with local shrines and temples and quite a few connected with legends, historical events and local customs.

October 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Why Should Apples be Red? "Yellow Apple" Bring Change to Japan

Visit any grocery store in Japan, and you will see apples of all sizes and all colors, too. Not every color of course but apples are not always red anymore.

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