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!?
The original vibrant yet strange form of love hotels appears to be disappearing, instead they are apparently being either abandoned or removed then replaced by ordinary business hotels. How much should these fading buildings be valued in Japanese society? … More How important are love hotels to Japanese society?
一般的に風俗営業の一つと認知されているラブホテルがどのような社会的影響を及ぼしているのかについて私は以下のように考察した。 … More ラブホが日本社会に持つ価値をどの程度評価すべきか？