December 2021– date –
Business Tips: Do You Know How Neo Came Back in the Matrix?【The long awaited release of The Matrix Ressurections!】 “The Matrix Ressurections” was just released in Japan on 17th December, first in the world. Dodge this? No way! I will go to a theater this Sunday, the very first day of my year-e...
Japanese Culture and Traditions: How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Japan【What we do for Christmas in Japan】 Almost all the cities are filled with Christmas decorations in this season, though the percentage of the Christian population is only 1% in Japan. As I wrote before, we are good at cream-skimming oth...
Marketing Tips: How to Survive the World in the Era of Magic【Even now, many things are black-boxed to us】 Once upon a time, fortune-tellers, exorcists, or shaman offered prayers to forecast the weather, cure diseases, etc. That would look primitive, idyllic, and non-scientific to people today i...
Japan Travel in the Know: FRATELLO DI MIKUNI by the Best Chef in Japan【A long ascetic practice is meaningless?】 Once, it was said that 11 years were required to become a full-fledged sushi chef. Young people had to bear up long working hours, which was taken for granted in the Japanese artisan industries...
Japanese Culture and Traditions: Sapporo Snow Festival and Asahikawa Winter Festival【What is done cannot be undone】 More than 30 years ago, Japanese main railway operations were run by the government. Since the full privatization, many rail lines have been abandoned especially in rural areas like here in Hokkaido. If ...
Prius Changed the World: How to Make a Value Shift and New Hierarchy【Toyota Prius was just in time for the 21st century】 Do you know the animation movie, Astro Boy? It was released in Hollywood in 2009, though it wasn’t a big hit. The origin of the movie is a Japanese classic comic book. The story was ...