How Japanese Spend New Years (Part 2)

Happy New Year everyone! We’ve officially entered 2020, a new decade, and it’s already exciting, at least for me. My family has had countless new things happening already: a new computer arriving, my first opportunity to hold a copy of my own novel in my hands, a beginning of a new book… But with all… Read More How Japanese Spend New Years (Part 2)

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