Feb 26 ,2018

We hope girls can grow up healthily, so the Hinamatsuri emerged as the times require.

On March 3 of each year, the Japanese celebrate a festival which is called "Hinamatsuri".
For the girls' healthy growth, people of families or in the town will take a variety of activities to celebrate such festival. Then, what will do on Hinamatsuri? Let's learn about it together.

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Feb 20 ,2018

Coming the craze for cat!! The charms of Japanese Cat

Now, a craze for cat is set off in Japan. In 2017, it has become a hot topic that the cat owners are more than those who raise dogs. It is also in Japan, there exists some cats called "Japanese Cat". This time, let me give you a detailed explanation of such "Japanese Cat"!

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Feb 17 ,2018 AD

Warm Welcome from OITA-2-

In February, when much of Japan is shivering,
NHK WORLD sets its sights on the country's hot spot for hot springs.
Come along and feel the warmth of the environment and
the people who live there.

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Feb 16 ,2018 AD

Warm Welcome from OITA-1-

Oita Prefecture is located in northern Kyushu,
a region known as the "Gateway to Asia".
It is filled with hot springs (onsen), where visitors soak away
their stress in natural baths. It's also a place where the food
and the lifestyle are close to the land.

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Feb 14 ,2018

Girls in love are very busy! Valentine's Day!

The chocolate is only given to the people you like on Valentine's Day, is that out of date? !
Let's take a look at the current Valentine's Day!

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Feb 12 ,2018

Analyses of items in the cosmetic bags of Japanese girls!

Cosmetic bag is a necessity for women put on makeup!
Oh, these are the things which the Japanese girls must put into the cosmetic bags?!
This time, we analyzed the cosmetic bag of Japanese women so-called Yamato Nadeshiko!

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Feb 09 ,2018

Five cold-proof countermeasures to ensure you sleep soundly in the winter

Japan is still in cold winter, and it will be some time before the coming spring.
In such long winter nights, I think it is too cold for most people to have a good sleep.
People overseas living in Japan should also pay attention to the cold-proof countermeasures at bedtime I've summarized.

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Feb 08 ,2018

Let's support Tokyo Marathon 2018, one of six World Marathon Majors! You can also enjoy it!

The annual grand gymnastic show, "Tokyo Marathon 2018" will be held on February 25 (Sunday). Then there will be more than 35,000 people running from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Shinjuku) to Tokyo Station (Chiyoda), passing many places of interest of Tokyo.

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Feb 07 ,2018

Moyasu?! Sasu?! The world of Kuyou you do not know.

Do you know the "Kuyou"? "Kuyou" is a Buddhism term, which means praying to gods or souls of deceased person in the manner of offering flowers or other offerings. In fact, in addition to bring offerings to the deceased person, the "object" may also be worshiped in some shrines and temples. As for such offering, I've tried to sort out two kinds of conspicuous offering activities during this period.

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Feb 03 ,2018

Why do Japanese people scatter beans on this day? And what does Setsubun mean?

Scattering beans to drive away the evil shall be performed on February 3, the Setsubun.
Putting up small decorations of sardine and eating beans, it is really strange.
Then why they do such things, let me explain it to you!

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Feb 02 ,2018

Introduce Ehoumaki with manga!

Ehoumaki is a kind of Makizushi eats on Setsubun while facing the lucky direction (the year's lucky compass direction). It contains the meaning of "rolling fortune", which is auspicious and a traditional activity in Japan.

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Feb 01 ,2018 SERIES

Eating beans to drive away the evil!

Speaking of events in February, Valentine's Day must be the most famous festival all over the world, while in Japan, there is also a customary activity similar to the Valentine's Day, the Setsubun. "Setsubun" is on February 3 (the day before the beginning of spring in Japan), and on this day, people will throw the fortune beans to drive away the evil. Why do people do that? This time I will introduce to you the Japanese "Setsubun".

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