BANGKOK — Thailand’s embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. And if driving, stop for pedestrians at cross walks. The advice is part of a new online manners guide the embassy has posted on its Facebook page in response to criticism on social media […]
Inner AwarenessBy Jaime Licauco
I received with a feeling of regret the news that the well-known Japanese researcher on the messages of water, Masaru Emoto, died recently in Japan.
When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty.
As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.
Are you worried that you’re just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites.