It is a trend in Japan to be alone ... so there are many restaurants targeting single person. When I travel to Japan, I sometime eat alone. I don't feel lonely when you go to a restaurant that is designed for one person.
Omotenashi is hard to define, but Japanese use it to describe what they believe is their unique approach to hospitality. Omotenashi involves the subjugation of self in service to a guest, without being “servile”.
There are 5 levels of services and they are;
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Are you interested in studying Japanese? NHK World Japan has a great online program of Japanese language lessons called “Easy Japanese.” You can enjoy learning basic grammar and useful expressions through the lessons designed in audio-drama style!
Japanese Yen has increased in value in last few week. People are moving away from China and starting to look at Japan more closely. It makes everything made in Japan more expensive but at the same time it will make Japanese consumer stronger.
One of my favorite distention in Tokyo is the are called Akihabara ... It is sometime referred and Akiba. This is a famous electric town where you can buy almost any electronic parts and accessories. If you are in the market for PC, Tablet, Camera and any other gadget, this is the place you need to visit.
Also, Akiba is the birth place of Otaku オタク, Maid Coffee House メイドカフェ and AKB 48.
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