The suicide of the Japanese: Society gives a lot of social pressure

man silhouette on tall brick wall

Personally, Japan is a very good country because there’s good food, family and my current job. But suicide is also a typical problem in Japan. Why is there so much suicide in this society? I always doubted it, but I noticed one thing thanks to an article by a Japanese woman who lives in Brazil. …


The three steps to having a Japanese best friend

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If you are a Westerner, being best friends with the Japanese is very difficult because of the culture barrier, but it is not impossible. If you want, I will explain you the 3 steps to understand the Japanese culture very well. The 3 steps to absorb Japanese cultures ①Estudiar Japanese to the level that you …


The reason I can’t be best friends with foreigners who can’t speak Japanese

black man talking to unrecognizable girlfriend in living room

When foreigners tell me that they cannot have Japanese friends because the Japanese are cold, I am not convinced because the Japanese cannot easily have friends in Western countries either. I grew up in a neighborhood where there are many foreigners, and I saw that many Westerners came back to the country because of culture …


Japanese TV channels and their characters. 1. NHK

The TV broadcast is still the king of fun although now YouTube is increasing its influence. In Japan there are several TV channels that have different character because of the political ideology and the mother company line. Today I explain about the character of the channels that make digital terrestrial television. NHK: The only public …


Why do the Japanese tell you «You can speak Japanese very well»?

If you already know how to speak a little Japanese, the Japanese will come to you and say «You can speak very good Japanese», but if you believe it and stop studying it more, it will cost you a lot. Today I’ll explain why we say that. Japanese people pay attention to foreigners Clearly I …


Discrimination by Covid, Don’t leave Tokyo, someone is watching you

Now in Tokyo the Covid infections are increasing again, so the Japanese are going to discriminate against people in Tokyo. Welcome to the country where there is a lot of discrimination and bullying, today I show you what happens in Japan Case1 A girl who returned to her province from Tokyo⇒Su family was expelled by …


Epilogue of Yellow Fever who went to Japan: They can’t be happy

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In many blogs dealing with Asia they mention one kind of people. You know. This is the Yellow Fever. The Yellow Fever is a slang that means foreigners who love Asians, particularly Asian women. But many people do not know their life after going to Japan. Are they happy in Japan that they always dreamed …


Pay over 5000 yen when you are with the Japanese in the new year: Otoshidama

man with fireworks

In the new year, this is the only time that Japanese kids can earn a lot of money. I was at my aunt’s house forgetting this thing. New Year’s Day is very important for the Japanese and we gather with the family to celebrate it. So this day I went to my aunt’s house, and …


Are the Japanese people very cold?

trunk of tree under snow in forest

The foreigners think us the people are very educated. But if we’re educated, it doesn’t mean that we’re nice to all people. Don’t you think the Japanese are nice because «being nice» is a rule of society? Today we’re going to see the cold side of the Japanese. 日本人は、実は「助け合い」が嫌いだった…国際比較で見る驚きの事実(坂本 治也) 128th/144th place in the classification …