Quake-proof capability of housing in Japan
All about earthquake-resistant measures required for houses and apartments in Japan, from quake-proof/quake-absorbing structures to earthquake preparedness.
What is the red triangle on the window? | Japanese architectural design standards
A red triangle on the window indicates a fire brigade entrance, essential for some buildings under the Japanese building standards law.
Convenience store is really convenient in Japan
In Japan, convenience stores are at every corner, more than in any other country. Known in Japanese as “konbini,” the country has approximately 50,000 convenience stores, with 7,000 of these in Tokyo alone.
Tattoo culture in Japan: Is it true that those having tattoos are not allowed Onsen bathing?
Are tattoos taboo? Denied Onsen entry? Here is an answer to the frequently asked question and the reasons behind the tattoo culture in Japan.
Japan’s napping culure, anytime anywhere !?
Taking a nap on public buses, trains, and other venues is considered acceptable in Japan. Here are seven reasons why it's fine to take a nap in public when you're in Japan.
“Kawaii” is big in Japan! What is Kawaii ?
To understand the popularity of kawaii in Japan, perhaps we need to concentrate on wider Japanese culture.
The conflict avoiding culture of Japan
When it comes to public harmony, there’s no place better at keeping the balance than Japan. Known locally as ‘WA’ this concept is one where everyone strives to get along.
Explore the culture of Japan: “Kamon” Family Crests
Kamon or a Japanese family crest remains a tradition and is used on some occasions to this day. All Japanese people have their own Kamon.
Why Japanese people wear masks? Common sense!?
Read on to find out many reasons why Japanese people wear surgical masks and walk on the street
Overtime work in Japan
Few countries have such an overwhelming commitment to work in the same way Japan does. From their focus on harmony to the requirement for long working hours, everything in Japanese culture points towards work being the center of the average person’s life.