Dos and Don’ts When Living In or Visiting Japan

When you visit another culture, you inevitably run into situations where local people speak or act in ways that seem surprising or even rude, based on your internalized rules of behavior. To help you find your way, here’s a quick list of dos and don’ts when living in or visiting Japan.

Comparing Japan to the United States

When you first come to Japan, you may observe things that look like cultural contradictions, a clash of East and West. Japan has been blending foreign elements into its culture for several thousand years, yet the country remains unique. With statistics on everything from literacy to life expectancy and obesity to oil consumption, Ruthy Kanagy compares Japan with the United States.

Moon Living Abroad in Japan

Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language and culture of Japan, outlining all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Whether it’s an apartment in Tokyo or a […]