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This country of Japan is pretty great

I love Japan even though it’s only one of the many countries outside of America, my home, that I’ve explored. Traveling to other countries is exciting and all but it is one of the few that has stolen my heart. Maybe it’s the moss or the attention to detail or the relaxedly simple design around the country. There are many statistics and facts about the country. My posts, for the most part, won’t be factual information. They will be perspectives about this wonderful country along with how we can understand concepts in Japanese culture better through our travel and communication with each other.

Self Guided Walking Tours in Japan Just Got Easier

Self Guided Walking Tours in Japan Just Got Easier

Walking in Japan happens all the time. If you are preparing to go to Japan you are already prepping yourself for the walks to the rental car, the train station, the bus station, around the neighbourhood school. Wherever you plan to be you will need to walk. Let’s use that time and actually make that walking time one of the best parts of your trip. Walking around Japan’s uttermost hinterlands can be lots of fun or it can be super draining…

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Japanese Apprenticeship

Japanese Apprenticeship

Japanese Apprenticeship In Japan, the Do (pronounced ‘dough’) spirit exhibits distinct Japanese cultural values as well as their unique way of learning. Originating from a combination of thought from Ancient Chinese Taoism as well as Zen Buddhism, Do literally means “the way” or way to be followed. The Do spirit follows a distinct pattern as follows: 1) A formal rule-bound pattern to be followed. 2) A constant repetition of the pattern. 3) Mastering the pattern through different levels. 4) Perfecting…

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Japanese Resting in Silence

Japanese Resting in Silence

Japanese Resting in Silence In Japanese culture, a strong emphasis on silence permeates throughout society. The concept of Chinmoku, or silence, has great cultural value in day to day Japanese life. One of the first distinctions a visitor to Japan will notice in comparison with most places in the world will be that Japanese people are generally very careful about how they communicate verbally. This often gives the appearance of low levels of verbal communication wherever people are gathered. Why?…

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