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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Heavily Packed Tokyo Metro Trains

Today, I could see a heavy crowd in the Toei Shinjuku train, which arrived at Higashi Ojima station at 8:07 AM. Usually the trains are fully packed and it is a surprise that there are always place for the crowd waiting on the platform at…

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Earthquake at Kiba, Koto-ku, Japan – Training to act when earthquake happens

The announcement came in Japanese language that an earthquake happening at Kiba and all are instructed to go under the desk till further announcement. I took my safety helmet issed to me and with a towel in hand rushed to the bottom of the desk…

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Interesting new waiters in a Japanese Pub

The first time I noticed the politeness and activeness of Japanese waitresses was when colleagues arranged a welcome party after my arrival to Japan. The party was at traditional Japanese restaurant. At that time I could not remember the name of the dishes ordered for…

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