ANTICUATED BEHAVIORS Living 3 years in Japan is taking a lot of you (and giving a lot too) but your lines are blurred by all of the contradictions and you end up either understanding some crazy ideas or not noticing them any more. Wearing heels at work is the norm, ugly, black, old fashion, with […]
Hiroshima I visited the city 4 times in 3 years, spent time at the memorial museum on 3 occasions and went to Miyajima for one full day every time Hiroshima has a special place in my heart, it is fun and friendly, people smile, speak loud, sing and are very inclusive My 1st visit was […]
Katakana Japanese has 3 alphabets and 5 different levels of speech! So you technically do not study 1 language. Katakana refused to adopt me and my brain became hermetic to those signs, I can only recognise those that are common to hiragana It is a shame as katakana is used for foreign words imported to […]
Cleanliness and order of course! By default, everything is clean, everywhere No trash in the streets but nothing on the floor No chewing gums anywhere No cigarettes on the floor No dog poo in the streets No holes on the pavement No dirty toilets at airport Always paper towels and toilet paper in public toilets […]
I wonder how many rites there are to complete in the 1st year for the Emperor. the visit to Ise Shrine was certainly admirable and some people could even see them embarking on the shinkansen back to Tokyo!