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Culture

Information on Japanese traditional culture, Japanese customs, cross-culture, manners, Japanese cultural lessons, etc. for foreigners living in Japan.

Japanese Cleanliness: Japan’s Obsession with Tidying Up
The Japanese Lucky Cat: Unlocking the Secret to Good Fortune
The Japanese Zodiac: Unleash the Fun of This New Year Tradition
Setsubun: Welcoming Spring with Ogres, Beans, and Sushi
Japanese Punctuality in the Workplace
What is Chonaikai (Neighborhood  Associations) and How can Foreigners Join?
Japanese New Year's Decorations: Culture, Traditions, Religion
Nengajo – New Year’s Cards
4 Popular Japanese Lucky Charms For the New Year
Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) classes in Tokyo
Prayer Offering Manners at Shrines and Temples in Japan
Omamori: A Guide to Japanese Amulets
Japanese Honorifics and Their Meanings Explained
Etiquette Guide: Why Do You Take Off Your Shoes in Japan?
The Story Behind “Washi”, Japan’s Traditional Handmade Paper
Restaurant Etiquette in Japan: How to Avoid Serious Mistakes
Chopstick Etiquette in Japan : DOs and DON'Ts
The Seven Lucky Gods of Japan: Who Are Shichifukujin?
What is Sakaki and How Is It Used in Japan?
Eating Outside in Japan: Know the Rules, Avoid a Food Fight
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