Articles in the Global Category

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First of all, me and my team here at Japan Uptown wants to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and may you all be blessed with prosperous times ahead and all the best of luck! Happy 2011 everyone! New Year celebration is indeed a very big thing in Japan. The Japanese started to adopt the Gregorian... 

18 Jun 2010 Comment
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Almost every nation has their taxes to pay, including Japan. The national Japanese domestic tax system is administered by the National Tax Administration in Japan, a semi-independent body of the Ministry of Finance, of which oversees a total of 12 regional taxation bureaus and 517 local tax... 

16 Dec 2009 2 comments
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Eating authentic Japanese food and cuisine will always be your true and complete aesthetic experience – the sort that you will never find elsewhere. It’s exactly the exquisite oriental feeling every time you dine with traditional taste and settings of Japanese foods and cuisines. Japanese... 

5 Dec 2009 Comment
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In Japan, customs and traditions still prevails to these days. Even though the current society has been much modernized, there are still substantial traditional and customary impact in their daily lives. For social purposes, age is reckoned in both relative and absolute terms. Relative age... 

18 Nov 2009 Comment
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Japan is known as land of the rising sun, and they have a good reason to be called with this nickname. The sun in the Japanese history is something that is worshiped as a deity. As a matter of fact, the chief divinity in the Shinto pantheon is the sun goddess, Amaterasu Omikami. Through this,... 

25 Oct 2009 Comment
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Are you wondering of how people in Japan celebrate Halloween? But the question is whether they do celebrate it or not, right? Well, it’s really hard to say but the rising cosplay trends in Japan may have something to contribute to the celebration of Halloween in Japan. However, one of the... 

23 Oct 2009 5 comments
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Here are the basic information of the indigenous Japanese religion, Shinto and Shintoism. Japanese in short can be described as natural practitioners of polytheism. Since the earliest history of Japan and the ancient people of Japan, they have been worshiping a number of Gods that are largely...