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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs.   Gaden-insui. Drawing water into one’s own rice-fields. This refers to selfishness on the part of a person who has an eye to the main chance, a person who consults his own convenience....

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Dobyo ai awaremu. Fellow patients pity one another. Though of Chinese origin, this proverb is of universal application. People who find themselves in difficulties are sympathetic towards people in...

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Flowers of Fall: Cosmos

Flowers of Fall: Cosmos


Posted By on Oct 12, 2015

  Bright pinks, fuchsias, reds and whites: cosmos are the flowers of autumn. From the overgrown patches of greenery in Tokyo to the endless fields of flowers in the countryside, cosmos bloom throughout Japan from late August to early October. Some of the best places to see cosmos are just north of Tokyo. Alternatively, the Hokuriku region in western Japan along the Sea of Japan also offer breathtaking cosmos fields.  ...

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Boro kite mo kokoro wa nishiki. Though in rags (boro), he has a heart (kokoro) of brocade (nishiki). What counts is nobility of character rather than appear­ances. Pretty much the same idea is embodied in...

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Try This, Not That: Tokyo

Try This, Not That: Tokyo


Posted By on Aug 22, 2015

Tokyo is a sprawling city known for around the world for entertainment, fashion, and technology. With  many distinct wards and neighborhoods, it’s impossible to do, see, eat and try everything. Budgeting is key when visiting this vivid metropolis and just as important a concept for time as it is for money. This guide is dedicated to travelers who may have limits on time or money. Why waste hours on a tourist attraction that...

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Kyoto is a city steeped with culture and history. This previous capital city is known for its shrines and temples as there is almost one on ever corner, and 17 of them are registered UNESCO Heritage Sites. The city is located a short distance from three of Japan’s other interesting tourist cities: Osaka, Nara and Kobe. Despite having so much to offer, most people choose to spend a majority of their time in Tokyo and leave only a...

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