If you’re reading this article, you’re probably interested in moving to Japan. And if you’re interested in moving to and living in Japan, then you’ve come to the right place! Japan is a spectacular and beautiful country with a fascinating culture and history, modern cities, gorgeous countryside, and very friendly people. Oftentimes, picking up and moving can seem like the hardest thing in the world, so we’re here to help you figure out everything you need to know about moving to Japan!
If you’re studying Japanese even as a beginner, you’ve probably already heard people talking about the JLPT. But what is it exactly, and should you be taking it too?
Teaching overseas has blown up over the last decade as a great way to see the world while helping people, getting immersed in a local culture, and making some money while you do it. But with a million different ways to go about it, we at Nihongo Master thought we’d help you sort through your options to teach English in Japan before you take the plunge to become a sensei (先生)!
The word origami (折り紙) comes from the Japanese words for “folded” and “paper.” When you hear the word you probably think of small children folding cranes and hanging them from the ceiling. But in fact, the world of origami extends far beyond an activity for kids. Traditional Japanese origami has been widely practiced since the Edo period in Japan, beginning in the 17th century. Origami were traditional accompaniments for gifts and were also used in Shinto wedding ceremonies. Today, knowing how to make origami has grown to a full-fledged art form with designs growing increasingly intricate and complicated as artists continue to innovate in the field. Continue reading How to Make Origami with Tadashi Mori
Last week we looked at 15 ways to travel Japan on the cheap, focusing on accommodation and transportation. This week I’m sharing 12 more useful tips for traveling in Japan on a budget.
You may have heard how expensive it is to travel in Japan. Paying for the flight, then accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment, when added up, isn’t cheap.