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Etiquette in Japan

Etiquette in Japan
The code of etiquette in Japan governs the expectations of social behavior in the country and is considered very important. Like many social cultures, etiquette varies greatly depending on one's status relative to the person in question. Many books instruct readers on its minutiae. Bathing[edit] Bathing is an important part of the daily routine in Japan. Baths are for relaxing, and the body must be cleaned and scrubbed before entering the bathtub or furo. In homes with small tubs, each family member bathes one by one, in order of seniority, traditionally starting with the oldest male or the oldest person in the household (grandmother may bathe before the father of the house). Bathtubs are increasingly common in modern Japanese homes, but there are still many small and old apartments in cities that do not have bathtubs, so public bathhouses called sentō are common. 1901 image of a sentō Onsen (温泉) translate into an English word hot spring. Bowing[edit] Bowing (お辞儀, o-jigi?) Bentō[edit] Related:  Advice for Living and Working in JapanBlēņas

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together.

How to Create a Line Design: 9 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by Mimi, Krystle, Sondra C, Elyne and 30 others We all know that a line segment, or a line, is straight, right? What if somebody told you that you could make curves entirely out of straight lines? With line design (also known as "string art" and "curve stitching") you can arrange a series of straight lines in a systematic way so that they create the appearance of a smooth curve, forming what is called an "envelope" in mathematics. Ad Steps 1Make an angle. Ad Tips If you would like to arrange the angles in circle, this is a way to make sure the angles are all the same. Warnings Use a straight edge or else it will look sloppy.If you mess up, start all over, because if you don't, one line will be out of proportion.

Japanese name Japanese names (日本人の氏名, nihonjin no shimei?) in modern times usually consist of a family name (surname), followed by a given name. "Middle names" are not generally used. Japanese names are usually written in kanji, which are characters of usually Chinese origin in Japanese pronunciation. The kanji for a name may have a variety of possible Japanese pronunciations, but parents might use hiragana or katakana when giving a birth name to their newborn child. While family names follow relatively consistent rules, given names are much more diverse in pronunciation and character usage. Structure[edit] The majority of Japanese people have one surname and one given name with no middle name, except for the Japanese imperial family, whose members bear no surname. Historically, myōji, uji and sei had different meanings. Multiple Japanese characters have the same pronunciations, so several Japanese names have multiple meanings. Characters[edit] Difficulty of reading names[edit]

Find a Job in Japan Article and Photo by Rachel Turner Japan has it all. The country claims one of the largest cities in the world, automated restaurants alongside small rustic villages, and jaw-dropping vistas. It’s clean. It’s safe. It is very rich in culture and art. 1) Let’s face it. 2) So you have decided to become an English teacher in Japan. 3);; The above websites are grouped together because they are all so similar. 4) Most gaijin (or foreigners) living in Japan have logged onto Gaijin Pot at one time or another. 5) Sure, a huge number of jobs in Japan are teaching jobs. 6) This website is the self-proclaimed “mother lode of Japan job info.” 7) Tokyo Connections acts as a one-stop shop for other Japanese job sites. 8) Not ready for a permanent relocation?

Three Sisters (agriculture) Three Sisters as featured on the reverse of the 2009 Native American U.S. dollar coin In one technique known as companion planting, the three crops are planted close together. Flat-topped mounds of soil are built for each cluster of crops.[1] Each mound is about 30 cm (12 in) high and 50 cm (20 in) wide, and several maize seeds are planted close together in the center of each mound. In parts of the Atlantic Northeast, rotten fish or eels are buried in the mound with the maize seeds, to act as additional fertilizer where the soil is poor.[2] When the maize is 15 cm (6 inches) tall, beans and squash are planted around the maize, alternating between the two kinds of seeds. The process to develop this agricultural knowledge took place over 5,000–6,500 years. Native Americans throughout North America are known for growing variations of Three Sisters gardens. The Three Sisters planting method is featured on the reverse of the 2009 US Sacagawea Native American dollar coin.[9]

The independent, democratic, free schools in Japan and the history of the free school movement « EDUCATION IN JAPAN COMMUNITY Blog History of the free school, democratic school movement in Japan Meiji, Taisho, Showa eras (up to World War II) Japan’s first law on the school system, modeled after France, was proclaimed in 1872,[7] but the word “compulsory education” did not appear in the law until 1886. “The New Education (Neue Erziehung) movement” started at a British school Abbotsholme (founded in 1889) reached Japan, where it turned into “Taisho-era Free Education Movement” (Taisho Jiyu Kyoiku Undo 大正自由教育運動). All public schools built under this new movement were subjected to the Militaristic and Nationalistic government control and turned into National Schools (Kokumin Gakko 国民学校) in 1941, modeled after Nazi’s primary education system. After World War II Japan’s recovery efforts from the World War II and the subsequent so-called post-war economic miracle encouraged the mass production of educated work force and the highly competitive entrance exams, which gave little space for alternative education. 1980s to present

Kraken Kraken (/ˈkreɪkən/ or /ˈkrɑːkən/)[1] is a legendary sea monster of giant proportions that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid that are estimated to grow to 13–15 m (40–50 ft) in length, including the tentacles.[2][3] The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. History[edit] In the late 14th century version of the Old Icelandic saga Örvar-Oddr is an inserted episode of a journey bound for Helluland (Baffin Island) which takes the protagonists through the Greenland Sea, and here they spot two massive sea-monsters called Hafgufa ("sea mist") and Lyngbakr ("heather-back").[4][5] The hafgufa is believed to be a reference to the kraken: There is a fish that is still unmentioned, which it is scarcely advisable to speak about on account of its size, because it will seem to most people incredible. ... Etymology[edit] Notes

Japan's Etiquette As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation

How to find a job in Japan? | Guides and How to's | Resources about travels and life in Japan Before we start, I would like to quickly talk about work visas. Holding a valid work visa when applying for a job is definitely a huge plus and it is often a requirement for getting part-time jobs (arubaito; アルバイト) like teaching. however, for the right kind of person, companies will be more than happy to sponsor you for a work visa. It can be very quick and relatively simple. Part 1 - Some tips for a successful job search in Japan Now there are a few rules to know when looking for a job in Japan and the next section contains the ones I have figured out during my job search. Tip number 1 - Fine tune your Curriculum Vitae (履歴書, rirekisho) for the Japanese market Like everywhere, having a good curriculum vitae is really important as it is the very first thing that the employer will look at. Tip number 2 - Location, location, location... Regardless of which method you use for conducting your work search in Japan, I would strongly advise you to actually go there to perform your prospecting.

Pareto principle The Pareto Principle asserts that only a "vital few" peapods produce the majority of peas. The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity)[1][2] states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.[3] Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published in his first work, Cours d'économie politique. Essentially, Pareto showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. It is an axiom of business management that "80% of sales come from 20% of clients".[4] Richard Koch authored the book, The 80/20 Principle, which illustrated some practical applications of the Pareto principle in business management and life.[5] The Pareto principle is only tangentially related to Pareto efficiency. In economics[edit]

Learn more - Reviewing the Kanji Reviewing the Kanji is a website and community dedicated to help you complete the kanji learning method called Remembering the Kanji. Edit and share kanji stories with fellow learners Vote for the best stories, copy the ones you like Review with scheduled flashcards Track your progress through the Remembering the Kanji lessons Participate in our community forum This website complements the kanji learning book: Remembering the Kanji by James W. Heisig. To fully take advantage of this website, you will need to read the book to learn the imaginative memory technique, as well as the components that make up the Japanese characters. Try the free sample chapter and see if it works for you! In addition to the many comments from reviewers at, you may enjoy Mary Noguchi's thorough review at the website (highly recommended!). Reviewing the Kanji uses a spaced repetition system (also known as "SRS") based on the popular Leitner System: The Leitner System helps you to: Reviewing - The history and mystery of the high five By Jon MooallemESPN The Magazine This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's August 8, 2011, issue. Subscribe today! WHEN I FIRST PHONED Lamont Sleets this spring, I knew only the following: He is a middle-aged man living in the small town of Eminence, Ky.; he played college basketball for Murray State University between 1979 and 1984; and he reportedly created one of the most contagious, transcendently ecstatic gestures in sports -- and maybe, for that matter, American life. I was calling Sleets because I wanted to talk to the man who invented the high five. The low five had been a fixture of African-American culture since at least World War II. When he answered my phone call, Sleets sounded tired. "He was kind of a private person" was all his Murray State coach, Ron Greene, could tell me. "You know," Harrell-Edge said, "you are actually the first person to ask us that." It was all a hoax, a publicity stunt. Burke then stepped up and launched his first major league home run.

Honorific speech in Japanese The Japanese language has many honorifics, parts of speech which show respect, and their use is mandatory in many social situations. Honorifics in Japanese may be used to emphasize social distance or disparity in rank, or to emphasize social intimacy or similarity in rank. The system of honorifics in Japan is very extensive, including various levels of respectful, humble, and polite speech, and it closely resembles the honorific systems of the Korean language and, in some elements, Chinese. It includes both special vocabulary and special grammatical forms. Honorific speech is often longer, sometimes much longer, than more direct speech. When asking a question: the first is casually between friends, the second is a junior person asking a superior in a formal meeting: 聞いていい? Kiite ii? Ok to ask (a question)? 聞かせていただけると嬉しいのですが。 Kikasete-itadakeru to ureshii no desu ga. I would, however, be delighted if I may be permitted to ask (a question). 御協力下さい。 Go-kyōryoku-kudasai. Your cooperation, please.

Teaching English in Japan Honest and Practical Information Article and photos by Andrew “Maps” Curtis 11/2009 At the end of the day it came down to one fundamental question, did I or did I not wish to teach English in Japan? Ever since the idea first popped into my mind, the thought of moving, living, and teaching English in Japan became ever-more-seductive. Fortunately, there is much useful information out there to help anyone with any and all aspects involved in a journey of this kind. There also exists some outdated advice given the ever-changing economic environment, as well as some very cautious and almost tedious advice. So here is the latest information—as of July 2009—that is practical, honest, and attempts to help you read between the lines. What to Do First Just come here: Fortune favors the brave. The key: When applying for work, just say you are already on your way to Japan and start emailing for jobs two weeks or so before you arrive (I did so while backpacking in Laos). Timing is Everything Visas