18/11/2022 · Good Reads: A Passion for Japan. Through the 31 stories of foreigners who have made Japan their long-term home, the new book A Passion for Japan provides glimpses into the country and diverse aspects of its culture, but also a broad look at being the “other” in a society where that is often a more rigid category than it is elsewhere.
22/11/2022 · The second in a series of conversations between two generations of otaku—Patrick Macias (Gen X) and Selina Lin (Gen Z). In this episode, our otaku share tales of the expectations and reality of their first visits to Japan. Then they discuss their decisions to leave their homelands to move here, and what living in Japan means to them.
18/11/2022 · Mandatory composting for all residents and businesses began in 1995, reducing the overall waste by one-third. Kamikatsu lacked the funds to start a garbage collection service, so it established a centralized waste-sorting facility in the center of town. In 2003, it made the bold move of officially aiming to be zero-waste by 2020.
7/11/2022 · By long tradition, it has been counted among the Tenka Goken, the five most famous swords of Japan. #6. The Mikazuki Munechika is on display at the Tokyo National Museum Oct. 18-Dec. 11, 2022 along with all of the other National Treasure blades and fittings in the museum's collection.
22/11/2022 · Winter is crab season in Japan. The fishing season for Matsuba crab, one of Japan's finest crab species, lasts only from November to March. In order to protect the fishing grounds and future generations, crabs below a certain size are returned to the sea to continue their growth. There are several types of crabs, though Matsuba crab is said to ...
14/11/2022 · 雖然日本國營鐵道不段的進化，例如鐵路電氣化、地下鐵、路面電車、子彈列車等技術創新，但是也不敵小客車引進日本後，造成大家遠離鐵道運輸的衝擊，1964年時國營鐵道迎來第一次的虧損。. 1980年，為了改善虧損狀況，國鐵分割民營化終於被提案，並在1987年將國營鐵道分割成今日大家熟悉的6家鐵道公司：「JR東日本」、「JR東海」、「JR西日本」、「JR北海道 ...
15/11/2022 · 而牛肉真正开始登上寿喜烧历史的舞台，已是江户时代末期了。《西征日记》中就有幕末的兰学者（兰学是江户时代日本对西方科学技术的称呼）箕作阮甫吃了牛肉的记录。等到1859年，随着日本横滨的港口开放通商，世界各国的人也将自己的饮食文化带了进来，其中就包括食肉文化。