Train Etiquette in Japan

You do not expect to see words like run, rush, push when you talk about etiquette. Yet, it is very common in Japan to experience this when traveling in trains. Of course, it is not only about running and pushing, …

Cracking under the strain – the rising suicide rates in Japan

It makes me a bit sad to write about this topic, but write I must….now that I am sharing experiences from my life In Japan.This is something which I experience almost every other day in my life in Tokyo…train accidents …

I love my chai (tea)


A blog on Japan and we are discussing tea..strange??
I know it is…but this is one of the few aspects of living and working in Japan that I struggled the most with..ha ha!!..Being a true Indian, my relationship with tea …

So tell us why you love Japan?

I have traveled far and i have traveled long. Been many places, however Japan is one place where i keep coming back. So what is it about Japan where people from all walks of life, coming from different backgrounds and …

Japanese Language & Literature and their influences.

It is believed that Japanese language is related to Korean, eastern Siberian and Manchurian and possibly distantly Mongolian or Turkish language. However, native phonetic writing system was developed from Chinese characteristics during 6th century with the transmission of Buddhism, which …

Faune & Flora

Ranging all the way from Sub arctic Hokkaido to Sub-tropic Okinawa, the Japanese archipelago exhibits variety of flora and fauna. Flora of Japan is marked by large variety of native plant species, around 4,500 reflecting the great diversity of climate. …

General Population

Japan is the world 10th most populous country after China, India, US, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia and Nigeria. It has population of 127,417,244 (2005), of which 99% of the people are Japanese. Only 1% consists of Korean, 511,262,Chinese 244,241, …

Weather & Climate

The climate of Japan varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. Although summers are temperate everywhere, the climate in winter varies sharply from cold in the north to mild in south. Sapporo on the northern island has …

Land & People

This country is variously described as – NIHON, NIPPON and of course Japan. NIHON and NIPPON literally mean “the sun’s origin”, and are often translated as the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is not the name used for their …

Finding your way around the streets of Tokyo

It is not difficult to loose yourself in the streets of Japan, especially Tokyo….but finding your way back isn’t difficult either…thanks to the extensive road signs/maps on the streets and the extremely helpful people that I have come across so …

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