Downtown Tokyo

Where is downtown Tokyo? The picture is Shinjyuku 新宿 from Akasaka 赤坂 Area. Tokyo has many downtowns but all located inside the Yomanote loop (山手線). Yamanote Line ... Staring from Tokyo Station going clockwise. Tokyo Yurakucho Shimbashi Hamamatsucho Tamachi Shinagawa Osaki Gotanda Meguro Ebisu Shibuya Harajyuku Yoyogi Shinjyuku Shin-Okubo Takadanobaba Mejiro Ikebukuro Otsuka Sugar Komagome Tabata N...

Japanese Steak by the Gram

Did you know there is a steak house in Japan that sell the meat by the gram and cook it for you. They have just open the store in New York. I found it fascinating to see this restaurant last time I was in Japan. The steak you see weigh 415 grams ... about 14 oz. It was cooked perfectly and it only cost 2,697 yen or US$24. Next time you go to Japan, make sure you look for this restaurant. http://ik...

Taxi in Japan

Do you know how to spot a taxi cab in Japan ... There ares some obvious signs like little light at the top of the roof and name of cab company on the side. But, one distinguishing feature of Taxi in Japan is "Green License Plate". Taxi must be licensed by the government and when the cab and cab driver is licensed, they receive green license plate. If you get on the taxi cab with white license plat...

Robots in Japan

Robot is pronounced "Robotto" ロボット in Japanese. There are many industrial robots in use but lately companies are producing many robots for consumers and prices are coming down. Do you use robot at home? Do you see any robot? Let us know. Japanese-Online Blog:

Onigiri ... おにぎり

Fast is the fast food of Japan? It may be Onigiri ... A Rice Ball. You can find them at Japanese convenient stores like Seven-Eleven, Lawson and Family Market. I found fancy Onigiri store called Onigilly in San Francisco. Have you ever had Onigiri? If you have, what kind of Onigiri do you like? You can visit our blog at

Ninja 忍者

Do you know Ninja? Ninja was pretty unique person. They sneaked into an enemy as spay and assassinated. They didn't fight squarely with an enemy. They are said that we could run on the water and use fire with freedom, but we are not sure... In Japan, people made many anime which is related to Ninja. By the way, Today is called "Ninja's Day". February 22th→2.22→ニンニンニン lol...

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Bento お弁当

Have you ever had Obento? You can buy bento meal at train stations in Japan. It usually cost between 500 yen to 1500 yen. Japanese-Online Blog List our blog at Please share and leave comment.

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Japanese Calligraphy

The Japanese calligraphy called shodo is one of the most sophisticated arts in Japan. These days, most Japanese usually use pencils or ballpoints to write letters and other documents. But the Japanese calligraphy, where an ink-dipped brush is used artistically to create Japanese-kanji and Japanese-kana characters, remains a traditional part of Japan’s culture. As an example, Japanese students lear...

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