It may surprise you to know there are close to 100 different gestures regularly used by Japanese people to communicate with friends, colleagues and the general public. While most of those used by Wes…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 years, 5 months ago | 2 comments

Japan's Rural Towns Are Luring Tax From Tokyo With Beef and Beer www.bloomberg.com

Want a free case of craft beer? If you send 30,000 yen ($260) or more of your taxes to the town of Yamanouchi in Nagano prefecture, they’ll send you 24 bottles of a locally brewed beer to say thanks.…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 years, 5 months ago | 2 comments

Year End Vacation

Japanese companies have a year end vacation from around December 29th to around January 5th. The exact dates vary according to the positioning of weekends etc.

There are fewer trains during the peak…

posted by  Tanuki | 7 years, 5 months ago | 0 comments

Christmas in Japan

Any interesting Xmas events or activities in Japan, particularly around Tokyo?

posted by  Tanuki | 7 years, 6 months ago | 2 comments


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