Hanami: celebrating the joy of life

In my previous post I only just mentioned the most famous happening of the Japanese spring: the sakura or cherry blossoming which attracts both natives and visitors from January to May. It is a wonderful memento of the cycle of nature and as such, it really deserves more attention. I gathered some information on the […]

Lesisure and entertainment in Japan

Whenever I think of the way Japanese people are, a lot of positive stereotypes pop in my mind immediately: how conscientious, reliable and precise they are…but then I remember that most of the time they are represented as workaholics.  I recall childhood memories of films and books about relentless Japanese bosses and and students getting […]