Parks in Japan are clean because people who use parks clean after them. If you go to parks in the morning, you often find people sweeping and picking up leaves. They are maintained by the people who use them. I wish it were so in try US.
One day while walking around Shinjuku, a major hub for government and business in Tokyo, Japan, I noticed a shelter built by a homeless man. It looked semi-permanent, but more importantly, had solar panels on it. I thought this was very different than the homeless I encountered in my former city of Vancouver, Canada, so I started to investigate homelessness in Japan.
I was lucky enough to interview Professor Tom Gill, who has researched homelessness and other societal issues in Japan for many years.
This is part 1 of a series of videos I'm making about the homeless in Japan. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave in the comments. Thanks for watching.
There are customs in Japan to give a gift in the summer and winter. The summer gift is called "Ocyugen お中元" and the winter gift is called "Oseibo お歳暮". Our company give cherries from the Washington State to our customers and friends.
I bought a pair of glasses at the shop called 369 Plus in Okachimachi. This includes eye exam. The frame I chose was the cheapest but it came with the Hoya UV coated thin lens. Buying glasses might be one of the things you should do in Japan.
We displayed many Japanese fine wood products from Japan. Last year people from that company came over and did the sales. This year, they were not able to come to Bellevue, so we did the sale for them.
I did not understand what people wanted last year because i was not involved in it, but this year, I think I understand what people would buy. I will communicate with people in Japan to line up the products for US market.
I was amazed buy the number of people from India and China at the Japan Fair 2018. It looks like a lot more people are interested in Japan and language and culture. I think we need to adopt Japanese-online for those people.
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.