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What are some good luck symbols in Japan?
I want to put some on a card. I think there's the cat?
The cat is called Maneki Neko and it is lucky! So are tai (sea bream I believe).
Is eating dinner one on one considered a date?
I wanted to ask this girl I've been getting to know in my class to have a meal but my friends say that's asking her on a date.
In Japan, that's usually seen as a date unless you make it clear it's just as friends. But it also depends on the person. I remember going through that and it's such a tough thing to navig...
What's a good graduation gift?
Is there a usual?
Not sure if there's a usual but flowers, a nice pen. Can't go wrong.
What to wear to a Japanese wedding?
Is there a dress code?
For men, a suit and a white tie. But if it's more casual, the tie doesn't have to be white. For women, a nice simple party/cocktail dress and nice shoes (no sandals). Recently, it's been m...
Is it true that people still buy cds
isn't streaming available in japan?
Streaming platforms like Spotify are available but not all artists on on it. A lot of idol groups don't have their music streaming, because they want to encourage sales of CDs - and the CDs usuall...
How is dating in Japan?
Do people use apps?
People have been using apps more and more. But right now is not a good time for meeting up with strangers, really.
Go to yakitori
Going to order yakitori to eat at home this weekend and wondering what your favorite kinds are.
Sunagimo hits the spot. It was weird at first but completely grew on me. I'm also more of a momo guy than mune.
Is Valentine's day a good idea this year?
Don't people usually hand out things?
No one's set any rules but I'm guessing it's the same as omiyage where we're just not doing it for a while.
Why is Setsubun a different day?
Why does that matter?
I read this article on Japan Today. It seems like the way the lunarsolar calendar works or something. It says it's the first time in 124 years.
I saw the question about piercings but what about for guys?
Can guys have piercings like normal ear piercings at school? How about at work?
Unfortunately, unless it's a pretty liberal workplace or a clothing store where it fits the vibe, I'm going to say no. Guys with piercings have the image of being wild which is the opposite of...