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Three Western myths about Japan - BBC News

Three Western myths about Japan - BBC News | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
People in the West seem determined to cling on to a set of long-established myths about Japan, says Dr Chris Harding.
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Eliminate long established myths about Japan.

 

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Culture of Japan Dining with the chef

Culture of Japan Dining with the chef http://culturejapan.web.fc2.com/
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Watch this video about Japan's food.

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Marvel LOVES Japan: A History of Marvel & Japanese Pop Culture

Marvel is collaborating with the creators of Attack on Titan, but this isn't their first Japanese rodeo.
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Japanese pop culture is an interesting part of learning about Japan today.

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COOKPAD - Best Japanese recipes from #1 recipe website in Japan

COOKPAD - Best Japanese recipes from #1 recipe website in Japan | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
Cookpad.com is Japan’s top recipe website with more than 1.5 million recipes created and cooked by over 20 million users. COOKPAD is where you can find authentic Japanese cuisine as well as home made recipes enjoyed everyday in Japan.
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If you are looking for Japanese recipes, look no further. This site has become Japan's top recipe site with over a million recipes.

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A glimpse of Japan - Inquirer.net

A glimpse of Japan - Inquirer.net | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
A glimpse of Japan
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Japanese culture is well-preserved by the country. We had the chance to learn ikebana, also called kado, the art of flower arrangement, and even origami, the art of paper folding.
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Learn more about traditional Japanese culture such as ikebana and origami.

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Are You Comfortable in Japan?

Are You Comfortable in Japan? | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
If you've been studying Japan or Japanese for any length of time, then you know that studying a different culture can challenge your basic, everyday assumptions.
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Read here to find more about culture in Japan.

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Art and culture of japan and mimesis: bunraku puppets and living dolls

Art and culture of japan and mimesis: bunraku puppets and living dolls | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
Not only does puppet theatre (bunraku) have an important place in Japanese culture but so do its close relatives: the extraordinary lifelike tableaux of life size dolls, called Iki-Ningyo, that were the craze in Edo Japan in the ...
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In Edo Japan, tableaux of life-sized dolls were a craze. Read about this cultural experience.

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Trip planner to Japan: Know everything from culture to history - Economic Times

Trip planner to Japan: Know everything from culture to history - Economic Times | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
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Trip planner to Japan: Know everything from culture to history. By SUSHMITA CHOUDHURY AGARWAL, ET Bureau | 24 Jun, 2013, 08.00AM IST.
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For those planning a trip to Japan, this site will prove useful. For those who wish to dream, the site is also fun.

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J-List side blog: Tipping Culture in Japan

J-List side blog: Tipping Culture in Japan | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
One of first cultural differences between Japan and the U.S. we encounter is the difference in tipping culture. While we're often expected to pay gratuities in restaurants, hotels and taxis in the U.S., there's no custom of tipping ...
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What is the custom for tipping while traveling in Japan? Is the custom similar to that in the US? Read here to find that customary tipping does not exist in Japan.

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Culture and Sushi: The Difference Between Japanese and Western Styles - Living Green Magazine

Culture and Sushi: The Difference Between Japanese and Western Styles - Living Green Magazine | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
Living Green Magazine Culture and Sushi: The Difference Between Japanese and Western Styles Living Green Magazine Editor's Note: Whether you eat sushi or eschew it, this article offers a glimpse into Japanese culture and how a food changes when it...
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How do different cultures view food? Read "Culture and Sushi" to find out.

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Rakuten: Welcome to the world of ONE PIECE - Japanese POP Culture - Shopping Japanese products from Japan

Rakuten: Welcome to the world of ONE PIECE - Japanese POP Culture - Shopping Japanese products from Japan | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
ONE PIECE Collection in Japanese POP Culture at Rakuten. Figures(Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Chopper), & more. Rakuten Ichiba is the internet online shopping community in Japan, which has the largest selection of products.
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Pop culture takes a variety of avenues in Japan. Look at these products from Japan.

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Japan says building nuclear safety culture will take a long time - Reuters

Japan says building nuclear safety culture will take a long time - Reuters | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
The Independent Japan says building nuclear safety culture will take a long time Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator said on Thursday that elevating safety culture to international standards will "take a long time", days before new...
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Learning about the rebuilding after the natural disaster is important.

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Kyoto Seika U. Plans Japan's 1st Faculty of Pop Culture

Kyoto Seika U. Plans Japan's 1st Faculty of Pop Culture | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
2 study programs to focus on music, fashion beside manga, animation courses (RT @DJmagimix: 国際的展開: http://t.co/e7U8ylQh...)...
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Pop culture remains an important part of modern Japan. Read about fashion and pop culture.

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A look at Japanese food culture after traditional cuisine added to priceless heritage list

Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, was given world cultural heritage status by the United Nations on Wednesday. French cooking is the only other ...
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Take a look at this video of traditional Japanese cuisine.

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Booking.com: Destination Finder - The best places in Japan - based on traveler recommendations

Looking for the world's best spot for chocolate, surfing or art? See which places are getting the most endorsements.
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This site gives useful information about traveling in Japan.

 

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The Cutest Hello Kitty Shop In Kyoto

The Cutest Hello Kitty Shop In Kyoto | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
I have visited a lot of cute kawaii shops all over Japan, but there is one store that stands out from them all – Hello Kitty Koubou in Kyoto. It is the cutest
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Hello Kitty is a unique phenomenon.

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InCultureParent | Cross-Cultural Parenting in Japan: Differences in ...

InCultureParent | Cross-Cultural Parenting in Japan: Differences in ... | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
My husband and I are both foreigners in Japan, and even the cultures we were raised in are so different: American and Chinese. This has given me a chance to see childrearing from so many different perspectives.
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This site provides information on parenting in Japan--from a foreigner's perspective.

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Boxed lunch is arts in Japan: Artistic culture found in Character Bento - Examiner.com

Boxed lunch is arts in Japan: Artistic culture found in Character Bento - Examiner.com | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
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Boxed lunch is arts in Japan: Artistic culture found in Character Bento
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Among various arts and cultures in Japan, bento is one of typical Japanese traditional cultures. Bento is a boxed lunch.
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The Japanese love beautiful displays. Creating a lovely lunch box is not exception.

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Eating Your Veggies in Japan

Eating Your Veggies in Japan | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
Buddhism is deeply intertwined with Japan culture and, with it, the respect for all life. The most devout Buddhists observe this reverence towards life in their diets, avoiding eating meat entirely. As we've covered before, there's ...
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Vegetarian travelers in Japan may need some additional knowledge to maintain their vegetarian lifestyle. Read here to find more.

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Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe - The Atlantic

Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe - The Atlantic | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe The Atlantic They're still expected to work long hours, the norm in Japanese corporate culture, and one of the chief reasons women cite for staying out of the...
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Read about women and jobs in Japan.

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Traditional Fashion in Japan Maintained in Modern Times - Modern Tokyo Times

Traditional Fashion in Japan Maintained in Modern Times - Modern Tokyo Times | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
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Traditional Fashion in Japan Maintained in Modern Times
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This meant that kanzashi was becoming marginalized and mainly connected with Japanese high culture and traditions.
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This article details traditional fashion and how it is being maintained in Japan today.

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The view of tattoos in Japanese society - The Japan Daily Press

The view of tattoos in Japanese society - The Japan Daily Press | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
The view of tattoos in Japanese society
The Japan Daily Press
Now, being from the U.S.
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Learn about how Japanese society views tattoos.

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'Flowers in Bloom: The Culture of Gardening in Edo' - The Japan Times

'Flowers in Bloom: The Culture of Gardening in Edo' - The Japan Times | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
'Flowers in Bloom: The Culture of Gardening in Edo'
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Japan has a long history of gardening, but the culture truly blossomed during the peace and stability of the Edo Period (1603-1867).
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Gardening in Japan has long been an important part of the culture. Read about flowers in the Edo period.

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Japan trip a lesson in culture - News Sentinel

Japan trip a lesson in culture - News Sentinel | Japan--culture, art, music, theater, dance | Scoop.it
Japan trip a lesson in culture
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These are the things Julie Ho will remember about her two short weeks in Japan.
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Learn about traveling in Japan. Note the peace symbol in the picture. That is a tradition in Japan of showing the peace symbol in pictures.

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'47 Ronin': Stan Sakai on feudal Japan, the power of comics to educate - Los Angeles Times

'47 Ronin': Stan Sakai on feudal Japan, the power of comics to educate Los Angeles Times Stan Sakai has been telling tales of Japanese culture and traditions, albeit in an anthropomorphic way, for decades through his “Usagi Yojimbo” comic series,...
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Includes information on the "power of comics."

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