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Here are the top ten articles for the Japanese Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Personality Traits By Blood Type
In the early thirties, the Japanese believed that one’s blood type, was a great influence to one’s personality. This belief is still present today and in Japan, it is very common to be asked "What’s your blood type?"
2. The Merchant Class Of Feudal Japan
The Merchant class in most societies, are regarded as a necessary asset for nation building, this wasn’t so for the Merchants in feudal Japan because money was held in low regard.
3. Dolls in feudal Japan
One of the more popular items carried by merchants in the feudal days of Japan were the various dolls created by craftsmen up and down the island chain.
4. Bizarre Japanese Children Facts
Want to know about bizarre facts on Japanese kids that news reports will never feature? Then check out this article!
5. Japanese School Life
You might have an idea of what Japanese school life is like from Japanese TV dramas, anime and manga. Unfortunately, more often than not, such media are not accurate portrayals of reality. Here’s a brief intro to what life in Japanese schools are really like.
6. Language Spoken By Young Japanese
How well can you communicate with Japanese people? If you’re not familiar with the language spoken by young Japanese, then the answer is - you’re not quite there yet.
7. Hanami - Cherry Blossom Viewing
With the arrival of spring comes one of Japan’s most popular springtime activities: hanami, or cherry blossom viewing.
8. Baffling Japanese Politeness – In A Train
Ah… Japan. The Land of (Baffling) Politeness. Even while you’re on a train in this country, you can’t escape from the air of politeness going all around… which, by the way, may or may not seem logical to a non-Japanese. Read this article, and make your own judgement on this.
9. Sign up for the Japanese Culture Newsletter!
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10. What is Cosplay?
Cosplay is the Japanese abbreviation for costume play, cosplay also refers to the totally fun way, of dressing up in costume to resemble anime, manga, sci-fi/fantasy, and video game characters.
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