According to Nishinippon Shinbun, there is an island that having a dog as a pet is a big taboo. The island is located in Saga prefecture, it is called Kakarashima (???). About 130 people live there (2015). A journalist who works for Nishinippon Shinbun has visited the island. The journalist has asked residents about having pet dogs. People said “No one can own a dog, … Continue reading An island where nobody can have a dog
When I lived overseas, I was surprised that Japan is famous for being a Hentai (pervert) country. Some guy talked me about Japanese porn or anime. I’ve never thought that Japan is a perverted country, but after I lived outside of Japan, I realized that there wasn’t any porn displayed in stores. However, in Japan we can see porn being sold, even in convenience stores. … Continue reading Convenience stores should sell porn?
If you have ever visited Japan, you might be surprised that many old people are still working. Today, the birth rate in Japan is at it’s lowest rate in the world (Dillinger, 2017). More than 25% of Japanese people are over 65 years old. It is one of the biggest issues in Japan, but it seems that the government doesn’t seriously face this issue. Finally, … Continue reading One third of People will be over 65 years old in 2024
H.I.S is one of biggest travel companies in Japan. Hideo Sawada set up the company as International Tours Co., Ltd. in 1980. He used to be a backpacker. He traveled to over 50 countries from 1973 to 1976. H.I.S stands for Hideo (President of H.I.S) International Service. It has 296 branches in Japan and 271 branches outside of Japan. According to Nishi Nihon Shinbun, Mr.Sawada is … Continue reading President of H.I.S is planning to travel by himself
Japanese government reviewed the cost of welfare, and 67% of welfare recipient households will have a reduction in monetary monthly stipends from October 2018. Welfare recipients can still receive medical services, dental services, live in public apartments, their children can go to nursery school or public high school for free. Also, they don’t need to pay into the national pension plan (social security) and tax. … Continue reading Welfare will be reduced from 2018