Flowers in Japan

Tama-Center Winter Illumination

In winter, Tokyo becomes more beautiful in the night, with fantastic-romantic illuminations. One of  the great spot to enjoy the lights is Tama-Center with 15m-high decorated tree with LED lights.

Period : November 7, 2009 – January 7, 2010
Time : 4.30 pm – 11 pm
Place : Paternon Street Tama-City, Tokyo
Access : Odakyu Line Tama Center Station [...]

(Unique) Transportation in Japan

Here are some unique transportations in Japan. Most people don’t rely on private cars.

A bike for the elder child, connected to the baby car. One push for two passengers.

Ichirinsha, one wheele bike. First – third grade of Japanese elementary students love to ride this.

white haired man, white collar worker, students, without cars.

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A five-year program for master’s and doctor’s degrees

Sponsored by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho)

The aim of this program is to expose young scientists to state-of-the-art research skills and indepth knowledge of advanced biology, chemistry and physics to harness the potential of biotechnology. The program encompasses both master and doctor courses, while emphasizing research [...]

The Two Calendars : Shinreki and Kyureki

New Year Decoration

The oldest calendar used in Japan was “lunar calendar” = “nature calendar”, and then it was switched to “lunisolar calendar” = “old calendar”, which eventually was switched to “solar calendar” = “new calendar”. “Lunar calendar” or “nature calendar”, was created by the phases of the moon, from a full moon to the [...]

Meishi (Name Card)

It is usual practice in Japan to offer one’s meishi, or name card, when meeting someone for the first time.In addition to one’s name, meishi are usually printed with the name of one’s company or organization, one’s official job title, and the organization’s address and it’s telephone, telex and fascimile numbers. Some cards also carry [...]