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10 Japanese Products Japan is Famous For

There are many amazing products, gifts and themes Japan is famous for or associated with. As a culture, popular Japanese products today are often founded in history, usually growing in popularity due to practicality, religion or tradition. With so many popular Japanese products out there it can be difficult to know which ones are the …

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10 Must-Buy Japanese Christmas Presents

Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Japanophile in your Life With Christmas a matter of weeks away, the countdown is on to accumulate the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a shinnichi in your life, or are just on the hunt for unique Japanese Christmas presents, we are here to make …

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Christmas DIY: How to Make Origami Christmas Decorations

Labelled ‘the most generous Christmas shoppers in the world’, us Brits tend to get carried away over the festive period, spending an estimated £476 on Christmas goodies each year. But who said Christmas had to have such a negative effect on our bank balance? Indeed, more and more people are now opting to make their own …

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Japanese Christmas Gift Ideas and Inspiration

Although Christmas Day is not recognised as a national holiday in Japan, Christmas is still a hugely popular event which is celebrated every year. In Japan, Christmas is acknowledged as a time to spread happiness rather than a religious occasion, and features gift-giving at its centre. Whether you are an avid lover of all things …

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How to Prepare for a Japanese Christmas

Christmas, a predominantly Western celebration, spread to Japan during the 1960s. According to German Japanologist, Klaus Kracht, Christmas initially took root in Japan due to the country’s desire to be accepted into the wider international society after its period of isolation ended. Now, more and more Japanese people are adopting this present-giving, joy-spreading time of …

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What is Christmas Like in Japan?

What to Expect if You’re Spending Christmas in Japan Japan might not be a predominantly Christian country, but it has adopted a number of festive traditions from the West over the years, putting its own cultural stamp on many of them. Spending Christmas in Japan is an exciting and totally unique experience – and one …

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The Etiquette of Gift Giving in Japan

How to Present Japanese Gifts You would think the act of gift giving would be universal. You go out and choose something that you know the other person will like as a memento of an occasion or as a thank you. You give it to the recipient, who is happy and says thank you. Simple, …

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