Category: Lifestyle

The reaction, the strength and dignity of Japan after earthquake disaster
By: Date: March 14, 2011 Categories: Lifestyle,News Tags: , , , , , ,

The strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan triggered an even more devastating tsunami. The death toll is going to increase every day, for several days ahead. The final account of this horrific event will be appalling: thousands of people dead, hundreds of thousand crippled or injured or hurt or ruined or somehow screwed up. Nuclear facilities…

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Mt Fuji Day
By: Date: February 27, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,Tradition Tags: , , , , ,

February 23 has been designated Mt Fuji Day in Japan. The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a height of 3776 meters, on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, with an almost perfectly conical volcano…

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Setsubun is approaching: Eho-Maki
By: Date: February 2, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , ,

On February 3 is the famous festival of Setsubun. One of the many traditions that japanese people follow during this holiday is to eat a Eho-maki. : in this tradition, you need to eat this kind of food all in a row looking towards successful year, that for this year 2011 is south-southeast. Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival…

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Yakuza : Japanese crime organization and the tradition of tattooing
By: Date: January 16, 2011 Categories: Japanese Lifestyle,Lifestyle,Tatoo,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The origin of the Yakuza is a pretty controversial topic :  some believe that members of the Japanese mafia derived from kabuki-mono, the seventeenth-century samurai serving the Shogun that during the Tokugawa era (one of the most peaceful periods in the history of Japan), became ronin, coalescing in communities devoted to management of gambling and other…

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