Buddhist monks are not supposed to harm anyone, but "soldier monks" were a long-lasting profession in middle age Japan - why did these people arm themselves and why were they even allowed to exist?
An amusing explanation of the meaning and cultural background behind the Japanese proverb 困った時の神頼み "Turning to God in times of trouble".
Trains are not just a transportation means or infrastructure in Japan, but a cultural experience. Prep for your next trip to Japan!
Greater Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, but how did it get to be so big?
Throughout its history, Japan has seen women pulling strings behind the scene. HINO Tomiko is a great example representing how women have outsmarted men in Japan.
Job retention in Japan is second highest in the world - employees stay at an organization for an average of 12 years. The cultural reason behind it.
Life was hard, and short, as a samurai. In battle, at home, at their work desk, death was always right around the corner, even after Japan had entered a long period of peace. But their stoicism is to be loved.
Influencer marketing and SEO. Some important marketing lessons applicable to business today can be learnt from equivalents 16th century Edo.
While Japan has kept COVID-19 casualties minimal, its culture has been taking damage slowly. How will Japanese culture be expressed now that it cannot be in traditional manners?