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Christmas in Japan – Santa or Hotei?

Dec 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Hotei is one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukjin) and is the closest thing that the country has to Santa.   Hotei is know of as the God of Happiness, or more commonly the Laughing Buddha, and like Santa, he is magnanimous and known to be generous with the gifts that he carries slung over his […]

Nihon on the Net – 11/30/08

Nov 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Nihon on the Net

Mitsubishi, the world’s biggest tuna trader, imports bulk of bluefin tuna caught in the mediterranean to japan. as stocks of this staple of the sushi platter become scarcer some groups believe that there is a need to impose a partial moratorium on bluefin tuna fishing and to drastically reduce catch quotas. is harajuku in […]