Perhaps someone remembers an old Japanese Railway advertising poster. Unlike conventional advertising, the slogan here was much more powerful than an attractive picture. Three simple words: Nikko is Nippon (Japan). They tapped the rhythm in the heads of many people as they walked along the station and hurried off somewhere. Nikko is Japan. So what does this mean? Continue reading
There are a lot of legends about Japanese vending machines. And indeed, you can buy almost everything. From batteries and tickets to apple slices and bread in cans. But today we will talk about a more familiar machine with drinks.
Europeans are used to expect from him a standard set of soda and a bag of apple juice. This may be true, but not in Japan, where, on average, there is one such machine for 23 people. Continue reading
The Japanese love the rules of etiquette. And the rules of lunch etiquette especially. It would seem that coping with chopsticks is not at all difficult. And Japanese restaurants are literally everywhere. But in fact, in Japan, a whole system of secret prohibitions and taboos has been developed, which it is strictly forbidden to violate in a decent society. Everyone even has a special name. List all difficult, so for you – a dozen of the most important nominations. Continue reading