Category: Interests

Culture & Life
Azra Syakirah

How Does Japan Celebrate Halloween? — The World’s Greatest Street Party

The Japanese are pretty festive all year round — it’s in their blood to go all out for anything — and that includes the Western spooky celebration. While it’s not quite the same as how the people in the West celebrate it, Japan commemorates this month their very own way. Even though houses wouldn’t be decorated, the streets will. Even though trick-or-treating isn’t a practice, you’ll still be able to get your ghostly snacks at any eatery you walk in.

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Culture & Life
Charlie Horner

The Japanese Bath House — The Steamy History Of Sentō

Japanese bathhouses have been a fixture in the country for centuries and can be traced back to 710 A.D. Not to be confused with onsen, public bathhouses, or sentō, offer bathing and soaking facilities for a small entrance fee, and visitors are separated into male and female areas where they get clean and relax too.

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History
Christian Monson

Why is Japan An Empire? — From Legends To Imperial Rule

Nominally, Japan has been an empire for most of its history. However, historians usually consider its imperial era to be its time of colonial expansion in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Yet this time period is a product of Japan’s historical circumstances and ambitions. Discover how Japan’s self-image as an empire and the role of its emperor have changed dramatically throughout history.

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History
Charlie Horner

What Is The History Of Sumo Wrestling?

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling, and it’s also the country’s national sport. Matches are fought between wrestlers whose goal is to gain weight and strength, which might seem counter-intuitive when compared to the stereotypical image of a fit, lean athlete. But despite their size, sumo wrestlers, or rikishi, are models of strength, determination, and dedication to a craft, and their sport is one that dates back centuries.

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Hiking
Azra Syakirah

The Tallest Mountains In Japan — 5 Best Mountains And How To Climb Them

We all are well aware of Mt. Fuji — Japan’s tallest mountain needs no introduction — but there are a couple of other tall mountains right after the great Fujisan that deserve the same amount of love. Mt. Fuji has gotten all the attention from the travelers day in and day out, regardless of whether or not they are mountain climbing enthusiasts or not. This leaves the other great tall mountain competitors empty of climbers and non-climbers alike — take this to your advantage, then! Why follow the beaten track when you can venture elsewhere with a more authentic experience?

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Interests
Charlie Horner

What Is The History Of Anime In Japan?

Where did anime begin? What Is The History Of Anime In Japan? And how did it evolve into the successful industry it is today? The story of animation in Japan is almost as dramatic and captivating as the anime themselves.

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Interests
Nicola Spendlove

The Differences Between Feudalism in Japan And Europe

We could spend a whole article discussing exactly what feudalism is. For those of us who aren’t history buffs, a very oversimplified way of explaining a feudal system is this. Nobility rule the society, and ordinary people work and fight on behalf of the nobility in exchange for protection and a place to live. This system is commonly associated with medieval Europe, but Japan was also a feudal society between 1192 and 1868.

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