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The Wonder of Solo Activities in Japan

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Harmony is heavily valued in Japanese society, with the tendency to emphasise groups over individuals. This is said to have emerged from Japanese geography, history and culture. Being isolated from other countries, Japan has yet to experience major racial or cultural invasion, making the country ho… Read More

Interesting Japanese Food

Sydney Food and Drink Alyssa Low Alyssa Low

Japan is truly a foodie’s heaven, with lots to offer. But there’s so much more than just sushi, wagyu, ramen, and sashimi, which you will see below. Be sure to try them out the next time you’re in Japan (hopefully this article doesn’t gross you out). That being said, all hail the interesting food o… Read More

Purikura-The Core of Kawaii Culture

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Photos are a great way to preserve memorable moments. While the term 'selfie' only really became prevalent along with the advent of smartphones in recent years, Japan was perhaps the pioneer to develop something somewhat similar to this with the ‘Purikura' machine, a booth which produces stamp-size… Read More

6 Best Japanese Chain Restaurants

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Having authentic Japanese meals when in Japan is a must. Sushi, sashimi, tempura, onigiri, yakitori, the list goes on... This is what tourists typically crave for when they travel to Japan. However, there are also a whole lot of popular chain restaurants and fast-food stalls among the local Jap… Read More

The Recent Trend in Japanese Dating

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Japan is currently struggling with an aging and shrinking population. The average age for first marriage shows that both men and women are getting married later than their previous generations. Numerous factors exist behind this trend such as the lack of confidence in their job security nor financi… Read More

Unique Table Manners in Japan

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Every culture has its own table manner to follow and Japan is no exception. While Japanese will be generous and won’t be offended if you’re unable to conduct the correct table manners, it is always nice to understand and follow the common etiquettes to demonstrate your good manner and respect for t… Read More

Essential Japanese phrases for Japan Journey

Sydney Language GJ Editor GJ Editor

Tired of pointing and nodding? Here are some phrases to assist your trip to Japan! While the language barrier is still an issue in some areas, rest assured that you will be able to survive most of your journey (hopefully) and make your experience even better with the following. Please note, that yo… Read More

6 essential Nintendo Switch games

Sydney Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many at home in need of new activity and of course, new games. What better way than to enjoy fantasy and adventure with everyone’s favourite console, the Nintendo Switch. We have nitpicked essential Nintendo Switch games anyone can enjoy, check them out!… Read More

Entertaining Japanese Videos to Watch at Home

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

The current COVID-19 outbreak has caused unnecessary stress to many of us especially because of the uncertainty of it all. For now, let’s all play our part and heed the government’s advice to stay home unless necessary.  We’re just as bummed as you are to hear that so many events, … Read More

Simple Japanese Recipes to Try at Home

Sydney Food and Drink Alyssa Low Alyssa Low

This self-isolation period is probably the best time for us to try our hands at something new. Cooking is a practical skill, especially in times like these, where you won't be able to survive on takeout the whole time. Whether you're experienced in the kitchen or not, here are a few simple Japanese… Read More

Travel YouTube Channels about JAPAN

Sydney Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Feeling bored from being home all the time due to the current pandemic? Yes -- I understand we are all feeling frustrated from the travel ban. Until it's lifted, we can start planning and booking our next trip to JAPAN (especially for those who have travelling as their hobbies... ugh). Well, it's n… Read More

Learn Japanese from home!

Sydney Language GJ Editor GJ Editor

Staying at home and self isolating is the best way to combat the current pandemic. It is also a great opportunity to learn something new and keep yourself occupied, such as teaching yourself Japanese! With an abundance of resources available online, it has never been easier! From the comfort of you… Read More