Tag Archives: daily life

Fun Link Friday: Throw out your garbage!

Some of you may have already seen this instagram account going viral, but it’s too funny to miss out on. An anonymous woman has created, in her own words, “an account uploading things my husband has left around.” Entitled “Throw … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Photographs of Japan from 1908

I love early photographs of Japan, as one can probably tell from many of our previous Fun Link Fridays. Here’s some shots from 1908, from the Library of Congress’ collection by Arnold Genthe (1869-1942). As My Modern Met describes: These rare … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 8-bit Japan nostalgia

Feeling nostalgic for Japan and its daily life? Design Made in Japan recently posted an article highlighting the gifs created at the 1041uuu Tumblr, which, if you’ve ever lived in Japan, hit you right in the sweet spot. Check out … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan

Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan Jason Danely (Author) Description By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will be 65 or older, foreshadowing the demographic changes occurring elsewhere in Asia and around the world. What can … Continue reading

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Resource: Old Photos of Japan

Ever wonder what Japan looked like in the Meiji period? Old Photos of Japan is a curated collection of photos from the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods, roughly 1860-1930. The website is curated by DUITS, boutique journalism and stock … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 5 Japanese Homes Designed to Keep You in Shape

The holidays. I bet you’re thinking about social gatherings with friends and family, copious amounts of food including cakes and cookies, staying warm by the fireplace, and all the general merriment that comes this time of year. I, however, was told … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese)

Anyone who has been to Japan before mastering the language has had to learn the very valuable art of surviving in Japan without much Japanese. Whether it’s an important word like “トイレ” (toilet) or simple self-introduction, a little bit can … Continue reading

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