Japanese society

Polish songstress releases debut Japanese album, shares her loves and dislikes about Japan

Find out her thoughts on Japanese courtesy, thoroughness, tattoos and white lies.

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Music video shows what it’s like to stay indoors too long in a Japanese room

This mesmerising video gives us a unique perspective of what it’s like to be a Japanese “hikikomori” social recluse.

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Honne vs Tatemae: When do Japanese people lie and when do they reveal their true feelings?

People on the street in Japan explain the reasons why they sometimes have to tell white lies in social situations.

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What do Japanese people think of their country’s low birthrate? 【Video】

Japan has a big problem with little babies, but what do the Japanese people think about it?

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Almost half of Japanese people hide when their doorbell rings — here’s why

Are people in Japan becoming more wary in their own homes?

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Japan Misunderstood: 3 stereotypes that live on

Every time I visit my home country and talk about my life in Japan, one thing becomes clear to me: Japan remains incredibly misunderstood overseas. With this in mind, today we’ll be discussing three stereotypes of Japan: the country’s apparent disdain for those who stand out from the crowd, the notion that Japan is a strict society, and that the idea of ‘losing face’ is a quintessentially Asian concept.

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