Today I went to Japanese Starbucks for meeting my friend.
Then I tried to take a seat, but there were already full and some people are waiting for opening seats.
Do you think weird for it?
This is a normal scene in Japan.
Japanese people, especially women, really like Starbucks drinks.
The reason they are very popular is that they sell sweet drinks.
So Japanese people are going to Japanese Starbucks.
If you wanna go to there in spite of crowded place, I recommend you to go to there in the morning.
It is different from America, we use everyday.
If we pay money, we can sit good seats.
We don't have to stand in many people.
This picture, I paid 300yen. I got on 15 minites. It is very comfortable.
When you are tired, you can use.
The traditional Japanese breakfast is rice, one or two easily prepared dishes, miso soup and pickles.(従来の日本の朝食は、ご飯と１～２種類の簡単なおかずと、みそ汁や漬物です。）
However, today there are increasing people especially working people who have simpler Western-style breakfast such as toast and coffee. (しかしながら、最近では、より簡単なトーストとコーヒーといった洋風の朝食を取る人が、特に働いている人の間で増えています。）
By the way, I always have rice and natto that is made of soy beans with miso soup at breakfast because this style makes me more energetic than western one. (ちなみに、朝食の際、私は毎日納豆とご飯、そしてみそ汁を一緒に食べています。なぜなら、このスタイルのほうが、洋風のスタイルに比べて、私を精力的にさせてくれるからです。）
3-day holiday in Japan now from 18th to 20th.
This picture is at Omotesando.
We wanted to take a rest at cafeteria, but it was impossible.
There were many people and make line everywhere.
That's though to look for place where we can sit. Everyone enjoys each of holidays.
Omotesando is famous in Japan.
Every younger people are attracted by omotesando because there are many fashionable restaurants and shops.
If you come Japan, you have to stop by.
Have you ever seen such a picture in Japan?
It always happens in morning and night on every weekday.
Most of them are going to their offices and schools.
In Japan, Transportation are developing, so everyone use them.
Trains are always late in morning because many persons are riding on them.
If you don’t want to make experience like it, you should live in near your office.
Shibuya crossing is the world's busiest pedestrian crossing and also a popular place that makes the most traveler's list of top recommendations.
Thousands of pedestrian all cross at same time from five directions ( Up to 3,000 people use the crossing per green cycle.)
Why is the crossing so busy?.......
Shibuya is one of the major shopping districts in Tokyo and so many people are walking between various stores near the crossing. Also, there are so many things to do such as restaurants, movie theaters, karaoke. If you're bored and getting nothing to do, it would be good idea for you to hang out in Shibuya to kill some time.
Interns are meeting / having breakfast with Mayumi Nakamura, President of PSPinc in Tokyo. Hotel buffet breakfast is so good in Japan especially at Hotel New Otani, Tokyo. It cost 3,800 yen ($35) but with member's club, it has some discount.
I am writing this blog to the people who are planning to visit Japan. If you like Japanese style Pork Cutlet called "Tonkatsu とんかつ", you need to try Tonki in Meguro.
This is one of the best Tonkatsu in Tokyo. But Tonkatsu is such a popular item in Japan, you can find many Tonkatsu restaurants and most of they are very good. But Tonki will serve in the counter only environment. You need to try this.
This was the message we posted 6 years ago.This was the message we posted 6 years ago.This was the message we posted 6 years ago.Message posted at all of our websites today in 2017. This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.This picture was taken 8 month after the disaster when Mayumi Nakamura visited Japan. This visit was the key to starting PSP Children's Foundation.
Those are the messages we posted all our website 6 years ago.
Please take a moment with us to remember those who lost their lives 6 years ago as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.
DepaChika means "Departmentstore" + "Chika Underground". It is the basement floor of department stores. In japan, Depachika is dedicated to selling food items. If you get there after 6:00pm, many of the items are discounted 30 ~ 50%.
If you are in Seattle area, book your date.They say there will be 15 to 20K people.
Uchikura & Co just reserved 10 booths at Japan Fair 2017. If everything works out, there will be 15,000 to 20,000 people attending on July 8, 9 this year. As a part of Uchikura & Co. we are planning to have at least one booth dedicated to Japanese-Online.com ... May be we can do some Japanese costume contest.
If you have great idea for this event, please let us know.
Sokuji is a browser that gives an instant point-to-translate lookup of individual Japanese words. No fumbling to select text, no switching apps to try to lookup a word, instant pop-up translations in the browser as you read. To get better at japanese you need to read in the language as much as possible, this tool will help you read on mobile (in your commute for example)
Eki-Ben (Eki = Station Ben = Bento) is a type of Obento that is sold at train stations. Depending on where you are, there are special Obentos associated that area. It is fun to check out what kind of Eki-Ben there is in each area.
Obento is a boxed lunch. You can make on yourself or buy one at store. There are Obento that is associated with the area you are in Japan. Also, Obento reflects the season as well. It is fun to buy Obento when you are long train trip.
In front of JR Shibuya Station, there is a famous crossing called Shibuya Scramble Crossing. Instead of letting pedestrians cross the street one direction at a time, it closes all motor traffic and have people cross the intersection any which way they want.
This has actually reduce the traffic slowdown because there is no pedestrian when the cars are moving. Following the success of the scramble crossing, there are other cities created this crossing like England, NewZealand, Canada and the US.
When you visit Tokyo, make sure to visit Shibuya. You might want to have a cup of coffee at Starbuck looking down on this Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
Many WiFi spots in Japan require to register or purchase service from the provider. Only in few spots like (many America retails chain) you will find truly free WiFi.
Get get ready foe 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan is trying to crease more WiFi access points ... That is a good news for travelers. Until then, when you travel to Japan, rent a WiFi router at the airport so that you use your own cellular devotes in WiFi mode.
Since 1996, Japanese-Online has been provided as a free service from PSPINC with the purpose of providing resources to individuals interested in learning about the Japanese Language and culture.
Japanese-Online has content suited to varying levels of study, including lessons for beginners as well as lessons tailored for those who need grammar and writing resources. Lessons are best suited to those who have basic understanding of hiragana and katakana alphabets before moving on to the more advanced grammar and particle lessons. Grammar lessons focus on learning about writing and creating more complex sentences and most lessons will not use romaji (Japanese sounds written with roman letters). Kanji is used in the lessons with hiragana and English translations provided.