Category Archives: Culture and History

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives?

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives?

Do young Japanese women want to be housewives? TOKYO — As discussed in our Women in Japan series, being a housewife is still a respected career in Japan. A common…

Up to 40% of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work stress

Up to 40% of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work stress

Up to 40% of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work stress TOKYO — A recent controversy surrounding the suicide of a young worker at Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has…

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】 So maybe certain recent events have made you decide you no longer want to live in your home…

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness

Japanese airline takes us on a trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness TOKYO — I have many a fond memory of taking family trips while growing up. It didn’t…

Japan’s cigarette culture: elderly ramen customer’s gesture of courtesy goes up in smoke

Japan’s cigarette culture: elderly ramen customer’s gesture of courtesy goes up in smoke

Japan’s cigarette culture: elderly ramen customer’s gesture of courtesy goes up in smoke Click here to view original web page at en.rocketnews24.com While the Western world has increasingly been embracing…

Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record

Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record

Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record Travellers to Japan can enjoy a huge variety of different accommodation options, including tiny capsules with anime characters, luxurious…

Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines

Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines

Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines Two aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the nation is planning to bring in more overseas workers to bolster…

Japanese men share what they can put up with in a girlfriend, but would be marriage deal-breakers

Japanese men share what they can put up with in a girlfriend, but would be marriage deal-breakers

Japanese men share what they can put up with in a girlfriend, but would be marriage deal-breakers While there’s definitely a lot of overlap in what people want in a…

This is a pen: These “disposable chopsticks” are all you need to write a letter!

This is a pen: These “disposable chopsticks” are all you need to write a letter!

This is a pen: These “disposable chopsticks” are all you need to write a letter! Created by GeoDesign, the “waribashi” (disposable chopstick) ball pen is guaranteed to produce some fun…

Rural revival: Briton seeks answers to Japan’s people challenges

Rural revival: Briton seeks answers to Japan’s people challenges

Rural revival: Briton seeks answers to Japan’s people challenges TOKYO — Japan is faced with a number of seemingly insurmountable challenges. A declining population and a dearth of global human…