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New PostState Chefs needed for diplomatic offices of Japan around the world

In the words of Foreign Minister Taro Kono during a speech before the legislature of Japan last January, “Washoku is becoming a powerful diplomatic tool for Japan. In many countries, presidents and prime ministers willingly visit our diplomatic residences, making it important to retain excellent chefs at those venues.”   What is washoku? Well, in 2013 it was inscribed

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June 19, 2019

New PostMore Private Lodgings to Accommodate Japan’s Tourism Boom

In recent years, Japan is regarded as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of visitors and travel enthusiasts from different parts of the globe.   Aside from the inbound tourism boom, the country also expects more and more foreign nationals to

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June 19, 2019

New PostRevisit the Music and Politics of the 60s in Shinjuku’s Jazz Cafes

Japan is a popular tourist destination not only for anime lovers, foodies and globetrotters from different parts of the world but the Land of the Rising Sun is also among the bucket list of music enthusiasts who are interested to explore different kinds of musical piece. One of the most well loved genre of all time is the

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June 18, 2019

New PostWork Style Reform Law, a measure of cultural diversity in the workplace

In an apparent bid to adjust its work environment to the cultural and customary diversities that will come its way due to the expected inflow of foreign workers as well as to provide equal opportunities for all regardless of employment status, the government of Japan enacted the Work Style Reform Law last year which began implementation in April of

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June 18, 2019

New PostLocal governments turn to translation apps for administration and processing of foreign applicants

With the recent revisions in the immigration policies of Japan as adopted by its national government, the country known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” has been preparing for a substantial influx of foreign workers into its society. Apart from the established contrasts in culture, customs, and tradition, one of the major challenges brought about by this recent

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June 17, 2019

New PostExplore Japanese History through the Spectacular Kintaikyo Bridge

Every year, more than a million international tourists and globetrotters from different parts of the world come to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Most of these travel enthusiasts are inclined to visit the major cities and tourist attractions of Japan in order to go sightseeing, try out some of the delicious Japanese cuisines and to personally

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June 17, 2019

New PostAbsolute Prohibition against Marijuana during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has definitely stirred the interest and enthusiasm of hundreds of thousands of international tourists and sports enthusiasts from different parts of the globe, not to mention the Japanese fanatics who are also looking forward to the monumental sports event to be held in their very own capital city. The Tokyo Olympic organizing

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June 17, 2019

New PostGohandesuyo and Avocado Salad: A Simple Combination that is Perfect for Summer

Hundreds of thousands of food enthusiasts and globetrotters from different countries in the world consider the Land of the Rising Sun as the best foodie destination that provides a one of a kind gastronomic experience. Aside from the country’s wide selection of delicious cuisines that gained tremendous popularity worldwide, Japanese dishes are known for their health benefits. Even their

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June 14, 2019

New PostJapan Seeks to Address the Repercussions of Tourism Boom

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising sun welcomes a great surge of international tourists and globetrotters from different parts of the world. More than a million foreigners come to visit Japan to experience the country’s unique traditions and culture, be amazed by its awe inspiring tourist attractions and try out some of the most

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June 14, 2019

New PostMajority of Female Workers Inconvenienced by High Heel Policy in Japan

One of the most sensational issues involving Japanese companies this year is that a vast majority of female workers and even those seeking for employment in Japan are complaining against the imposition of mandatory high heel policy in the workplace. This controversy stemmed from the petition initiated by Yumi Ishikawa, a Japanese actress who publicly expressed her sentiments after

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June 13, 2019