Coming to live in Japan is very different to staying there as a tourist. There are a lot more procedures and steps that you may not be aware of. Documentation will be showered at you from all directions (Japanese love paperwork I swear) and you might find yourself quite overwhelmed by it all. In the … More Abroad in Japan: A step by step guide to settling in
If you go to Japan – or other places in Asia for that matter – you will come across words like “skin brightening” or “beautifully white” on skin products. For tourists coming from a more western background, it is not uncommon to associate these words with the harmful chemical skin whitening that we hear about … More Is “brightening” in Japanese skincare skin bleach!?
Online, the pressure to be “politically correct” is suffocating. Hoards of people on twitter flock to the scene of any drama to witness (or take part in) the downfall of some famous person in voyeuristic pleasure. Now, with the coronavirus epidemic confining all of us indoors, many are getting caught up in the strong current … More Deep dive into “cancel culture”: the good, the bad, and the problems…
So, recently I came back from my Year Abroad in France and Japan, and got quite literally bombarded with question from students in my deparment preparing for their Year Abroad. And it came to me when I was answering their many question… there were actually quite a lot of things that no article online ever … More 9 tips to save money on your Year Abroad!
During my Year Abroad, I often found myself explaining a lot of the phrases I used. And on further reflection, I realised that I honestly had no idea why I used them. Here are some of the most common expressions I looked up the origins to… It’s surprising how old some of them are! “An … More Where on earth did these English sayings come from!?
Recently, a K-pop boyband called “EXP Edition”, a band made up entirely of white guys, has now moved to Korea to be in it for the long haul, winning a new-comers award there in 2017…. But, not everyone is overjoyed. Foreign K-pop fans condemn the boyband for “mocking” the K-pop culture and being “disrespectful”. It … More Not Korean? Say “bye bye” to your K-pop dreams…
As a culture, we have always been obsessed with size. The bust-to-waist ratio expectations and ideals have constantly been fluctuating. Ever since I can remember, my siblings and me have often asked each other “do you think I’m thin?” and I never paid the question any serious thought really until now. In order to fully … More “Am I thin?”: why do women ask this question… ?
With summer 2020 practically cancelled thanks to social distancing, what’s lined up for fashion in the age of corona? Actually, now can be a pretty good opportunity to rethink our fashion choices and brainstorm on how exactly to idealy incorportate masks into our outfits. In a time where everyone is social distancing (in the UK … More Masks, lockdown… 2020 summer fashion!?
Although it is incredibly easy to fall into eating sugary food during exam period, after a while you can get kind of sick of it so it pays off to have some healthy options within reach. But this doesn’t mean that cooking prep needs time! Here are a few super easy, filling meals or snack … More Quick but good student revision food!
首相官邸公式H.Pによれば、「いわゆる首相公選制など、内閣総理大臣と国民との関係の在り方について、憲法上の問題点等を含め幅広い検討を行い、具体的な提案を行う」とあることから政治議題の俎上に載せることの出来る政治的手法であると捉えることができます。 … More 日本の政治的無関心と、政治制度における首相公選制