Japan Dining Etiquette

Most people think of human communication in terms of conversations and things we say to one another.  For instance, greeting someone in the morning, saying thank you, or asking directions. These common uses of verbal communication, communication that uses words, occurs throughout our regular daily routine.  Many experts agree that nearly 2/23 of our communication... Continue Reading →

Labyrinth of Fear

Take an extra pair of underwear, wear an amulet, and never go in alone! These three tips may be just what you need to walk through Japan’s scariest haunted house from start to finish. The actual distance is about half a mile, or 900 meters. This place is said to be so scary that most... Continue Reading →


Lonely? In the words of the immortally popular Beatles, “all the lonely people,where do they all come from”. Well where they come from doesn’t really matter, because I know somewhere they can all go............ A cafe in Japan, called Tokyo’s Moomin House Cafe, is more popularly known as the “Anti-Loneliness” Cafe. The cafe provides a... Continue Reading →


Erica is beautiful, smart, and funny. She looks much like any other young Japanese girl, with one very distinct difference. Erica is a robot. Erica was made as part of a well funded science project that studies the future of robotics. Mr. Ishiguro, her creator, said he started the project to actually study and “understand... Continue Reading →

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