Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 11th Jan 2020

If you are in Japan on the second Monday of January, you’ll see many young people out and about for the Coming of Age Day—the day for celebrating the youth entering adulthood, and encouraging them … read more
Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 23rd Dec 2019

In Japan, traditions are in full display during New Year. It is the time of the year to clean the house thoroughly, pay debts, visit relatives and friends, and exchange gifts. One of the most imp … read more
Reflections and Hopes

Reflections and Hopes

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 18th Dec 2018

Winter solstice will be upon us soon. Days will begin to get longer, and the promise of new beginnings is in the air.As we put 2017 behind us, just as we do every year, we want to say thanks to our … read more
Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 5th Dec 2018

I live in a traditional Japanese wooden house in Miyazaki with modest insulation. It doesn’t snow much here, though winters are relatively cold and nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing … read more
What is the best season to visit Japan?

What is the best season to visit Japan?

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 24th Aug 2018

I often get asked about the best season to visit Japan. Such a seemingly simple question. However, there are more choices and more “seasons” than most people realize. Japan is a land of … read more