Omotenashi: Discover the Wonders of the Japanese Hospitality

When it comes to tourists, the civility and friendliness of Japanese people is one great part of the unforgettable experience that is Japan. It all goes back to the root of Japanese hospitality, a concept called omotenashi.
Japanese people are praised for their politeness and thoughtfulness by tourists from all over the…

A few thoughts on what it feels like to be fat in Japan.

Women’s magazines are always ready to sell us a newly found miracle diet. In the past years, they’ve set their eyes on Japan and how the traditional Japanese diet would be the perfect weight loss method in the West. Countless articles mentioned how konjac (konnyaku) and tofu were magical to…

What Are The Pros and Cons of a Long Distance Relationship?

For me, letting my husband go was an obvious choice and I didn’t bat an eye at the idea of a long distance relationship. I love him, he loves me back, but being together shouldn’t stop us from accomplishing our dreams. His dream was to pursue his education in Russia….