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It sounds exotic but aizuchi is the Japanese name for something very common, namely the polite noises in conversations which demonstrate attention and understanding: the yeahs and uh huhs we use to show another person that we're on the same
More than 800,000 Indonesians are currently studying the Japanese language, mainly due to the popularity of Japanese pop culture, anime, manga and mouth-watering Japanese cuisine, according to the worldwide Survey on Japanese Language Education
On the romantic front, foreign ladies living in Japan have it bad while the guys do unbelievably well. For every woman who complains about Japanese men's aloofness and lack of communication skills, there is a man who boasts about all the local chicks
June 14, 2013 Like many first-generation hyphenated Americans, I bore a murky cultural identity throughout my childhood. The daughter of Polish-born parents displaced by World War II, I carried my heritage as both a burden and a source of pride.
Ind. (AP) About a quarter-mile from Franklin Community High School , a small slice of Japanese culture is being cultivated. A flagstone pathway leads through a wooden torii gate, traditionally used in Japan to mark the entrance into a holy shrine.
Hundreds of people visited the Vista Buddhist Temple over the weekend to learn more about the religion and Japanese culture as part of the Hanamatsuri Bazaar, an event that celebrates the birth of Buddha and the flowers of spring. For many, the
The event, at Higher College of Technology, has drawn a large number of students who have appreciated the event enabling them to have a closer look at the different aspects of Japanese culture.
Mansai Nomura (seated) and a fellow actor in Busu. Kyogen actor introduces traditional Japanese theatre art by bidding participants to act like mushrooms and mosquitoes...For Mansai Nomura, a Japanese actor here to present a kyogen lecture and
For those yet to be convinced, a tiny Japanese pavilion in Paris offers to initiate Westerners to a 700-year-old gift-giving ritual known as Origata. You could hardly be further from the push and shove of the holiday shopping season: the tiny wood-
So it's a little surprising that a museum renowned for traditional art exhibitions recently decided to allow its revered calm to be disturbed by a fashion show. On Oct. 23, Japanese-Swiss Kazu Huggler became the first fashion designer to hold a