Visit to the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa with many memories of bygone years

Once upon a time, but Japanese history says it is in the year AD 628, there lived two brothers in Asakusa near to the Sumida River. Their names were Hinokuma Hamanari and HIinokuma Takenari. They used to fish from the Sumida river. Everyday they got…

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A trip to Asakusa – City of temples in Tokyo

It was from Morishita sensei that I heard about Asakusa first time while I was attending Japanese language class at OVTA. She mentioned about Asakusa while referring the Japanese word ‘Omiyage’. Omiyage in Japanese means gift or presentation. She told, there are plenty of traditional…

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The real meaning of the psychological term, Empathy in Japan

Empathy is more likely to be connected with psychological feeling of one person for his ability to understand the feeling of another person. Psychology books have references to such kind of feelings human beings possess. The feeling of empathy is said to be the reason…

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Japanese politeness and discipline – How to distinguish Japanese people from other East Asians?

It was start of a debate when I declared that I can distinguish a Japanese person from other far east Asians. Probably I was little excited and exaggerated. But I had enough reasons to argue with my friends. The topic I started was interesting to…

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A Walk with the stars at Roppongi

There were stars in Roppongi much more than that were on the sky. The beautiful part of Tokyo, the dream of night life at Tokyo – Roppongi – excited and electrified life of Tokyo attracted foreigners living in Japan. The stars on the earth at…

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Yesterday was yesterday and Today is today in Japan

I have got more than 15 opportunities to participate in social gatherings of Japanese people including drinking party. Generally as per previous experience at my home country, we will share our good feelings about the last night’s party while meeting at next day morning. At…

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A Sunday tour to Tokyo Tower

We had a good Sunday out in Tokyo when we decided to visit Tokyo Tower with our guest Mustafa-san from Jordan. He came to Japan for a short stay, but within one week he was all praise to Japan. He is also with a wonderful…

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Mao Asada’s Figure skating performance – Maosan triumphed NHK Trophy

I used to watch the Japanese television, eventhough I catch 20% of the Japanese words. The process of hearing is more important for learning a new language. Repeated hearing will engrave new words in our mind and by correlating the visual slides in television will…

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Attitude towards foreigners in Japan – Racism in Japan

This blog was running a poll on this subject. The question was; ‘Do you think Japanese people are fairly good to Foreigners?’ 78% of the visitors to this blog responded that Japanese people are fairly good to foreign people. 21% of the visitors said ‘To…

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The taste of Sashimi for the first time

Eating raw fish has been a biggest challenge posed in front of me ever since I landed in Japan. During the welcome party arranged by the department staff I was introduced different varieties of raw fish and was told by Japanese colleagues about what they…

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A night riding experience in Tokyo city

I was yearning for a trip around Tokyo to have the experience of a night view of Tokyo city. The night view of Tokyo shown in many websites is eye catching. With many skyscrapers illuminated with colorful lights, Tokyo city is in competition with the…

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Ohayo gozaimasu Week and Ohayo gozaimasu Team

Ohayo gozaimasu is the first Japanese word I learned and it is very much required and used throughout Japan in the morning. This is the word being exchanged among people in Japan when they meet frist time in the morning. Good morning is not a…

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Komatsugawa – my new habitat in Japan

This is what I could take into my mobile camera, two pegions. There are a lot in this area of Komatsugawa Park. It was a fine autumn evening, I walked out of Higashi Ojima station to the nearby apartment named Komatsugawa Park Mansion. Some of…

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