Why Do We Have To Bow So Much

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In many karate schools around the world the traditional practice of bowing is being continued regardless of the country of origin and of whether the bow matches that country’s particular culture. The very act of stepping into a karate dojo or a Taekwondo dojang often means that you have entered into a mini-cultural experience that […]


Baseball Classic Live Feed

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The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is an international baseball tournament whose goal is to spread the popularity of the game of baseball all over the world. Sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, the WBC is participated in by various national teams from all over the world. The first tournament was held from March 3-20, 2006 […]


Japan Casinos

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Japanese people love gambling and all kinds of games of chance, and although Japan casinos are not plentiful due to governmental regulation, gambling is very popular with Japanese and foreigners alike. The Japanese have a long history of gambling, often involving traditional games that are not known outside its borders, and furthermore, they love to […]


Yakyu Baseball In Japan

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The popularity of the game baseball has crossed continents as far as the East Asian island of Japan. The exact date cannot be traced on when it really started as a sport in Japan, the estimated era that it got into the mentality of the Japanese was during the Meiji Era which was said to […]


Daido Moriyama Modern Legend

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Although Moriyama’s work is well known in Nippon where he is one of the country’s major photographers, his photography has only been sporadically and incompletely exhibited outside Japan, and it has not received the full critical congratulation it so richly deserves. Born in the port city of Osaka in 1938, Moriyama turned to photography at […]


Hikikomori Is It A Social Issue Or A Mental Problem

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In Japan, the hikikomori phenomenon is something that the country’s government supposedly views with a mix of disdain and worry. The act of completely cutting oneself off from all social and human contact for an extended period is an understandable cause of alarm, particularly in a cultural and corporate environment like that of Japan. The […]


Video Health Advice

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Hello, I’m a Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short, sufferer but mostly a caring human being. My name is Peter Vazquez. I hope that’s not my not what I’m remember for when I pass away, except the name 8^), the caring part is OK, but I hope it’s more like “he beat the odds with […]


Fear And The Yakuza

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Fear is a natural human response. It is as natural as breathing air or eating food to live. In fact, fear is a part of survival instinct. But in some parts of the world, fear is simply not acceptable. Anxiety and fear are seen as a weaknesses that cannot be allowed. In some cultures, ruthlessness […]


The Japanese Feudal Periods

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Japan is often thought of as a very formal, polite society. While this is true in modern times, the Japanese feudal periods were anything but. The Japanese Feudal Periods The feudal periods in Japan took place from the 12th through 19th centuries, and it marked an important period in the country’s history. The rule of […]


An Overview Of The Samurai

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Given their noble role in most Hollywood movies, you might be surprised to find the discussion of the Samurai is a somewhat controversial area, particularly as to how the Samurai actually acted. An Overview of the Samurai One of the most interesting periods in the past of Japan has to be the feudal period. Out […]


English Teaching In Japan

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“Welcome to the land of the rising sun. This is a country that is known for friendliness and also its prowess in technology. We have all heard of Toyota’s and Nissan’s prowess in the global market. In this country, the importance of English has fast gained popularity than their latest produced technical genius. An English […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Japan

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Outright Odds: 300/1 Group F Winners: 16/1 Japan are a difficult team to predict. Last year they beat European champions Greece and earned a credible draw with Brazil in last year’s Confederations Cup but their qualifying campaign was less than convincing. They lost just once in 12 qualifying matches, away at Iran, and topped the […]


World Cup Betting Update

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For many years there has been an argument in sports circles regarding the partaking in sexual activity prior to and leading up to a game, match or prize fight. I mean even in the movie Rocky 1 the Italian Stallion had to say “Yo Adrian no fooling around” the night before he met Apollo Creed […]


Naturally Sweet And Healthy The Wonders Of Stevia

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Stevia (STEE-vee-uh) is an outstanding, sweet tasting herb that has remarkable health promoting qualities. The sweetness of Stevia is largely due to its complex stevioside molecule that is composed of glucose, sophorose and steviol. A second compound called rebaudioside, which is present in Stevia, also contributes to Stevia’s sweetness. Stevia has a taste that is […]


Natural Healthy And Sweet The Benefits Of Stevia

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Stevia (STEE-vee-uh) is an outstanding, sweet tasting herb that has remarkable health promoting qualities. The sweetness of Stevia is largely due to its complex stevioside molecule that is composed of glucose, sophorose and steviol. A second compound called rebaudioside, which is present in Stevia, also contributes to Stevia’s sweetness. Stevia has a taste that is […]


Japanese And Korean Fashion

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Asian culture is very old. It is the Asian people’s belief and way of thinking that make their style so different which effects the type of Japan and Korea Fashion. First of all, right around one of the early centuries. Most of Asian peoples clothing was made out of silk. It started in China and […]


The Indian Community In Japan

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For most Indians living in Japan, this country is quite close in customs and culture as their own country. Of course, there are plenty of differences too – but if you learn to find what you want when you want it, you would be able to fight the feelings of exclusion and homesickness pretty well. […]