There are many products in Japan that has alphabets as the name. "Calpis" and "Creap" are very famous for weird names for westerners. Japanese people do not understand the meaning of the sound or the meaning itself to know if the product name sound funny.
This is not funny name ... but it is a very odd name.But most Japanese will not understand.
Uniqlo Co., Ltd. (株式会社ユニクロ, Kabushiki-gaisha Yunikuro) (US: /ˈjuːnikloʊ/ YOO-nee-klo; Japanese pronunciation: [jɯɲikɯɾo]) is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. The company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
If you like UNIQLO, they are having a u=huge sale in the US.
We created Post In Heaven so that you can write anything you want without worrying about anyone will read it. This message board is design for you to write and post but it only posts in your heart. You can write anything you want.
This was inspired by the NHK special called "The Phone of the Wind".
This my Nozomi Ticket
I do not travel enough to justify Japan Rail Pass.
One way to save money in transportation within Japan is to use Japan Rail Pass. One thing you need to know is that you are not allowed to use JRP to raise Nozomi Super Express Trains. You cam still ride HIKARI and KODAMA which may take 1/2 or more longer between Tokyo and Kyoto.
The Suica is a prepaid e-money card for moving around and shopping. There is no more need to buy a ticket from a vending machine. Just touch your Suica to the ticket gate and the fare is automatically deducted from your Suica. The Suica can be used not only for JR East trains, but subways and buses as well.
Japan Fair 2018 will take place in Bellevue, Washington on July 7 to 8, 2018. It will attract more than 20,000 people around Bellevue. If you would like to exit, the cost is $500 but of you register before the end of March, you will save $150.
If you are interested, please contact me or Japan Fair office.
7 Years ago, Took area of japan experienced 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. It took over 18,500 lives and crippled nuclear power plants. One point we had over 400,000 evacuees. How there are still about 70,000 people living in the shelters.
Recovery efforts are done but it will take years and years especially nuclear power plants. The pictures you see here are taken a week after the earthquake and last month. Japan went into an extreme power saving mode back then.
Only in Japan there are different flavors of Kit Kat.
Citrus Golden Blend
Purple Sweet Potato
Hot Japanese Chili
Hojicha Roasted Tea
Brown Sugar Syrup
Red Bean Sandwich
A randoseru (ランドセル) is a firm-sided backpack made of stitched firm leather or leather-like synthetic material, most commonly used in Japan by elementary schoolchildren. Traditionally it is given to a child upon beginning his or her first year of school, whereupon the child uses the same bag until grade 6. The term is a borrowed word from the Dutch "ransel" meaning "backpack", a clue to its origins nearly 200 years ago as used in the Netherlands.
You can stay in downtown Tokyo and Osaka Metro area for $15 to $50 per night if you use capsule hotel. You can check for availability using any of the travel booking sites including hotels.com, expedia.com and so on.
They are so cheap and very popular, so you need to book early. Those capsule hotels are usually provide big bath and sauna.
Tattoo is considered that you are a part of gang organization (or Yakuza) in Japan. There for many establishments (mainly public baths, sauna and Onsen) prohibits people with tattoo from entering. It includes one point tattoo like a little butterfly and flower and even a name except for medical reasons.
If you have one point tattoo, we suggest you buy a sticker to cover your tattoo. You can question like if your culture encourage people to have tattoo, in case of like Polynesian Tattoo. I am sure there will be a lot of talk about this issue as Japan is getting ready for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Buisness as usual: A police officer takes a passport from a passenger at Narita International Airport, Chiba Prefecture, during a security check in August 2013. Tourists staying in Japan for less than three months must always carry a passport. | KYODO
Also police has a right to search your possession in Japan without court order. Well, actually they do not, but they do ask you "If it is okay." ... If you say "No" ... you can get detained. If you resist, you will be searched.
Guns are banned in japan or they are strictly controlled. I heard one point that even a police guns have no bullet in the first chamber. This does not mean Japan has no mass murders ... just guns are not often used.
Oh by the way, Japanese swords are not permitted either. Did you know that?
So, if you are visiting Japan, DO NOT BRING YOUR KNIFE!!!
Any fixed knife containing a blade length of 15 cm or more requires permission from the prefectural public safety commission in order to possess. Permission requirements also apply to any type of pocket knife over 6 cm (including Automatic Knives), spears over 15 cm in blade length, and Japanese halberds. All knives with a blade length over 8 cm are prohibited from being carried, under a crime law, with an exception for carrying for duty or other justifiable reasons. Possession is considered a petty crime and is not usually punishable by prison time. However, in cases where assault occurs with the knife, there is a penalty of up to 2 years prison or up to a ¥300000 fine. Folding knives with a blade length less than 8 cm (such as Swiss Army knives) are permitted, while SAK with a lock blade are prohibited from being carried.
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