Yearly Archives: 2008

Measuring Room Sizes in Japan

February 27, 2008 by First Admin

Some of us have been brought up on feet and inches, while the younger of us know only meters, centimeters and millimeters. However, if you live in Japan, you need to develop a “third sense” when it comes to measuring area. Japan has its own unique measuring system brought down from ancient times. This starts […]

Fast Food Japanese Style Part II

February 26, 2008 by First Admin

Here is the second of my introduction to the various styles of fast but healthy Japanese style of fast foods Donburi A Donburi is anything that is heaped up on a big bowl of rice. This is what makes it so fast to serve – they literally just dish out the rice and then the […]

Hot Spring Etiquette

February 14, 2008 by First Admin

There are few things that beat soaking in an outside bath (rotemburo) surrounded by the Japanese alps. It is essential to be aware of the etiquitte for using a public bath in Japan to save embarrassment. Public nudity is much less embarrassing when you adhere to certain rules, because despite being a foreigner, if you […]