Category: Interests

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Callum Howe

How Much Does It Cost to Eat in Japan Per Day?

However, when it comes to eating, there are plenty of options available across the entire price spectrum — assuming you know where to look. You can either spend your evenings splashing out on high-end traditional dining, or scrape some pennies together for a (surprisingly delicious) convenience store banquet. Whatever the state of your finances we’ve got your covered.

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Callum Howe

Why Do The Japanese Play Rugby? — History Of The Rugby Union in Japan

However, if you’ve been paying any attention to international rugby union in recent years, you’ll be well aware that times are-a changing; many Japanese people have been in the grip of rugby fever for a while now, which reached new heights in 2019 when the Rugby World Cup was held here. Despite their underdog status, the national team managed to dish out devastating defeats to both Wales and Scotland, victories surpassed only by their surprise thumping of South Africa four years prior.

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Nicola Spendlove

What Is Origami? — Japan’s Renown Art Of Folding Paper

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and this is what the name “origami” literally translates to (“ori” means folding, and “kami” means paper in Japanese). To create origami, you must use only your hands to craft a shape out of a simple piece of paper. You cannot alter the material using scissors, glue, or any other implement – you can’t even mark the paper.

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Callum Howe

Do The Japanese Eat Horse Meat? — A Look At An Uncommon Delicacy

That’s because eating horse isn’t taboo at all in Japan — in fact, it’s very common. Much like in France and Italy, people in Japan tend not to draw a line between horses and their other farmyard friends when writing up their menus. It wasn’t always this way however, as at one time eating horse could land you in some serious trouble with the government and religious authorities.

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Christian Monson

The History Of Traditional Japanese Clothing — From Kimonos To Fashion Staples

The rich culture of Japan is woven into their clothing. Both the past and present of Japanese fashion tell the story of a society with deeply rooted traditions that nevertheless continues to innovate, create and lead the world. Take a look at Japanese clothing through the ages to see what has changed since the ancient beginnings of the nation—and what’s stayed the same.

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Nicola Spendlove

Betting In Japan — Ways To Legally Gamble Without The Casino

The question of whether or not gambling is illegal in Japan is not black and white. Officially, most forms of gambling have been illegal in Japan for many years (refer to Chapter 23 of the Japanese Criminal Code for the exact wording of the law) – but there have been ways and means for thrill-seekers to get their (above board or otherwise) adrenaline fix in Japan since then. New laws passed in 2016 have indicated a bright future for potential casinos in Japan – though they have yet to officially open their doors.

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Nicola Spendlove

Why Can’t Sumo Wrestlers Drive In Japan? — A Brief Exploration into the Inner World of Sumo

Sumo wrestling in Japan is far more than just a sport – it’s a ritual which is over 1500 years old. Those who sumo wrestle are not simply people with a hobby, they are athletes who have devoted every aspect of their lives to their craft. Many foreigners don’t realise the huge personal sacrifices that sumo wrestlers must make when they commit to the lifestyle – including forgoing driving.

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Nicola Spendlove

How Did Japan Become Successful As A Country?

The exponential growth of Japan’s economy over a relatively short period of time has been a topic of study by economists worldwide. Japan has developed from a feudal system into a major world economic power with an efficiency that is typical of the Land of The Rising Sun.

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Charlie Horner

Why Is Japan So Clean? — The Reasoning Behind The Country’s Cleanliness

Many who haven’t been to Japan wonder if its streets could really be as clean as they’re described by those who have been. For the most part, yes, Japan’s streets are impeccably clean. However, the full answer is a little more complicated, and a little bit of digging shows that perhaps Japan is not quite as spotless as it would seem on the surface. So, why is Japan thought of as one of the cleanest countries in the world? And where does it fall short of its own rep?

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