Japanese Culture

Why is Japan and Japanese Culture So Popular Today?  

From beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites detailing the pristine architectural history of the past to a fusion of traditional culture mixed with pop culture’s modernity – Japan has massive appeal around the world.  

Through Japanese films and television shows, Netflix documentary series, enjoying traditional foods, and studying the country’s history, we can gleam social customs, centuries-old traditions, and folklore often hidden by the mass appeal of anime, manga, and video games. 

Discussion

The Importance of Chopsticks

If you’ve had any interest in Japanese culture via exported anime Americanized into your favorite childhood memories or by other means, you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Gaijin Smash’ in some context. So, for reference, let’s talk about this phenomenon. 

Understanding Japanese Paying Etiquette

During my time working at a Japanese Cultural Center, I frequented any and all Japanese grocers nearby. It was the “Japanese” part of town and fresh, authentic places were readily available.

When Will Japan Be Open For Travel?

With increasingly brutal restrictions on foreign expats living in Japan now lifted, just how long will an entry ban last on those wishing to visit Japan for tourism?

Events

Film

Language

Learn Simple Japanese Words Using Anime

Learning Japanese doesn’t have to be hard! Simple and Easy to Understand Slice of Life anime series like Shirokuma Cafe are absolutely perfect for beginners.

Learning Japanese through Manga

Can reading the Japanese versions of manga comics be good for language learners and students alike? We explore methods and useful textbooks for further study.

Snacks & Food

What Do Cherry Blossoms Taste Like?

Sakura Goromo is a traditional Japanese wagashi that is infused with dried cherry blossoms. Have you ever wondered what the petals of Sakura Trees taste like?

Story Time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: