How Japanese Spend the New Year

A new decade is waiting to be welcomed. Tomorrow, we will already be walking in the world of 2020! All around the world, people celebrate the exciting occasion of the coming new year in all sorts of ways. But how do Japanese people spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Today you’ll get a… Read More How Japanese Spend the New Year

Only Four More Days Until Christmas! ~How Do Japanese People Celebrate Christmas?~

Whether you’ve already set up your tree, hung up the stockings, pushed the presents under the tree, or made plans for an upcoming Christmas party, it’s only a few days until, in my opinion, the best holiday of the year arrives! As you know from my post a couple of weeks ago about Christmas in… Read More Only Four More Days Until Christmas! ~How Do Japanese People Celebrate Christmas?~

Christmas in Japan

Do you know the origin of the word “Christmas”? Well, if you break it up, of course you can tell it’s “Christ”, or the chosen One of God, Jesus Christ, who came to the earth to give us eternal life, and “mas” or “mass”, which means “festival”, or “gathering”. Hence, Christmas is a day we… Read More Christmas in Japan