JAPANESE CURRENCY – YEN

In case you are planning to travel to Japan, you must understand the basics of the Japanese yen in order to properly make purchases, paying for your meals and accommodations, shopping in one of the many famous commercial districts of the country and even for paying your cabs and services in Japan’s many cities. The… Continue reading JAPANESE CURRENCY – YEN

JAPAN’S FLAG | MAP | CAPITAL

HISTORY OF JAPANESE FLAG Japan’s earliest recorded flag date back to the 16th century. At that time there was no official national flag and most of these flags were used during battles to identify soldiers. The Hinomaru flag was used on Japanese ships during the mid-19th century. It was later designated as the Japan’s national… Continue reading JAPAN’S FLAG | MAP | CAPITAL

30 JAPAN FACTS FOR KIDS

1.  The fastest train in the world is Japan’s new maglev bullet train. 2. In Japan sex ratio is 0.95. 3. Education is compulsory only for the nine years of elementary and middle school but still 98% of students go to high school in Japan. 4. In Japan the black cats are believed to bring good luck. 5. Only 2% people in Japan are immigrants.… Continue reading 30 JAPAN FACTS FOR KIDS

JLPT – JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

Among East Asian languages in India, the Japanese language is most popular in India followed by Chinese and Korean. There are various benefits of learning a new language in India. For majority of candidates across India, career options in foreign languages is the utmost important reason. Many students want to choose translator and interpreter as a career option… Continue reading JLPT – JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

10 CRAZY JAPANESE CREATIONS

“Chindogu” is the Japanese art of inventing very silly and useless gadgets to solve everyday problems. When translated, “chindogu” literally means valuable or priceless tools. Yes, these inventions are basically genius, but you would probably look pretty silly using them out in public. 1. UMBRELLA TIE Carrying around an umbrella is one of the most inconvenient… Continue reading 10 CRAZY JAPANESE CREATIONS

NATIONAL SPORT OF JAPAN : SUMO

SUMO (相撲) is a popular wrestling sport from Japan, which is the only country in the world where it is practiced professionally. It’s said that Sumo has began in ancient time in Japan and it’s been associated with Shinto ritual. The sport become immensely popular and an entertainment for nations in Edo Period. Now, the grand… Continue reading NATIONAL SPORT OF JAPAN : SUMO

JAPANESE FOLKTALE : URASHIMA TARO

Urashima Taro is one of the most famous Japanese folktales you would ever read. This Japanese folk legend is very popular and there is a statue of Urashima Taro located in Mitoyo, Kagawa. Let’s read the story together and enjoy it! Once upon a time there was a young and kind fisherman named Urashima Taro who lived with his… Continue reading JAPANESE FOLKTALE : URASHIMA TARO

JAPANESE FOLKTALE : ISSUN BOSHI “INCH BOY”

Issun Boshi “Inch boy” is a traditional Japanese folktale and is a very popular story. The tale of Issun Boshi begins with a peasant farmer and his wife, a kind-hearted couple who has worked hard, in their years together, to build a modest life. They are not wealthy, but are very comfortable, and mostly content,… Continue reading JAPANESE FOLKTALE : ISSUN BOSHI “INCH BOY”

7 JAPANESE CUISINE EVERY INDIAN MUST TRY

Japanese cuisine is proving to be a instant hit among culinary enthusiasts in India, especially the young and the health conscious people – even though many of the ingredients have to be imported from Japan, making it an expensive proposition. It was initially limited to premium restaurants in five-star hotels. But now Japanese cuisine has… Continue reading 7 JAPANESE CUISINE EVERY INDIAN MUST TRY

TOP 8 PLACES TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN INDIA 🎆

New Year holidays are the right time for taking a small break from your hectic life. It is perfect time for celebration and getting out of your routine life. India is one of the few destinations in the world where you can find diverse style of celebrations for the same event. Moreover, the winter is… Continue reading TOP 8 PLACES TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN INDIA 🎆