Eggs raised and produced in Japan are safe to eat raw. Japan is an island, so there is no risk of bacteria spreading to the country that has a strict control on the processes involved. Chickens are tested and vaccinated for bacterial infections daily. Because raw eggs are a staple in the Japanese diet, Japanese farmers are overly observant and cautious when it comes to the raising and distribution of eggs.
Unlike western funerals, Japanese funerals are very intricate and long with various steps starting right at the hospital all the way to the end. These steps are referred to as The Pre-Wake, The Wake, Cremation, Burial, and Memorial Service. Even after the funeral has concluded, there are still ceremonies that take place months, and even years after the funeral is over.
Mount Takao is located in Hachioji, West of Tokyo. It is only about 599.15 meters (1,965 feet) high but it offers a variety of breathtaking natural and innovative man-made attractions. The Michelin Green Guide highly recommends this mountain for tourists visiting Japan.
Zōjōji (増上寺) Temple is a historical landmark that serves as the primary place of worship of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism in the Kanto Region and houses the Tokugawa family mausoleum with six Tokugawa shōguns entombed within it.
Live the sweet life and (window) shop like Japan’s wealthiest in Aoyama, home to Omotesandō, Tokyo’s very own Avenue des Champs-Élysées. If you’re feeling extra fancy and you’re looking to treat yourself…
Most people use face masks to protect themselves from spreading or catching an illness. In Japan, the Japanese put a big emphasis on not being a bother to others, and this includes sneezing on or near others. In cities, this is especially common because crowded trains are the normal method of transportation. During the spring and early summer periods, allergies are especially bad and masks are worn more commonly.
So, how different are these two cultures? Based on years of living in the Land of the Rising Sun, let me share the cultural differences I’ve noticed between the U.S.A and Japan.
When I ask people what countries they want to visit, Japan is always one of the top answers. Just what makes this country so great to visit and why do people love it?
Many researchers and scientists attribute Japan’s longevity to their diet. Many believe that the reason why Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, has a lot of centenarians is partly because of this diet. What makes Japanese food so healthy? Let’s find out.
Japan is the second oldest country in the world, officially founded in 660 BCE by Emperor Jimmu. Since then, Japan has gone through considerable changes, and wasn’t fully unified as a country until the 1600s during the Edo Period under Oda Nobunaga, and his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.