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Deciphering the Important Messages on Japanese Students’ Pencil Cases

Luv-more! What a wonderful sentiment that we can all get behind! But remember, you can’t just luv-more whenever you feel like it. The Japanese are busy people with an extreme work culture, so luving-more should be confined to specific times, and this pencil case lays out the rules with a helpful, directional infographic. Morning luving,Continue reading “Deciphering the Important Messages on Japanese Students’ Pencil Cases”

My Take On Why Japan Is Skinny. And It’s Not To Do With Raw Fish and Seaweed.

It’s no secret that Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. Western stereotypes would have us believe that this is due to a scant diet of raw fish and seaweed. But having lived in Japan for nearly two years, I’ve noticed that there is a lot going on here besides diet. Sure,Continue reading “My Take On Why Japan Is Skinny. And It’s Not To Do With Raw Fish and Seaweed.”

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The definitive guide to cafés in Japan (or at least in Ishikawa).

Cafés in Japan fall into one of two categories: The Scandinavian Show-Home and Your Dead Grandma’s Kitchen. (I’m leaving out the weird, themed cafes in places like Tokyo. That’s a whole other thing.) Since there’s no in between, you gotta do your research. But that doesn’t mean taking Google maps’ descriptions as gospel. ‘Café’ doesContinue reading “The definitive guide to cafés in Japan (or at least in Ishikawa).”

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I’m a Brit called Bratt and I’ve been living abroad for a while (currently, Japan). I write about my experiences, discoveries and sometimes some interesting factual stuff like did you know that Japan has more PETS than kids?

Warning: some posts may contain irony.

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