Why Don’t Japanese Men Have Beards? All About ‘Seiketsukan’ Culture

Japanese men usually don’t have beards because they don’t match Japan’s obsession with the concept of seiketsukan, which can roughly be translated as a ‘sharp-dressed’ look into English. This concept of seiketsukan is a very important factor of Japanese society. Let’s take a deeper look. The simple answer to why men in Japan don’t haveContinue reading “Why Don’t Japanese Men Have Beards? All About ‘Seiketsukan’ Culture”

How Often Do People in Japan Actually Eat Sushi? About Some of Japan’s Unspoken Dining Rules

People in Japan probably don’t eat sushi as often as you think. Sushi is typically consumed on special occasions and is considered more of a ‘communal dish’. There are many social aspects why people don’t have sushi in Japan as often as you would expect, which I will go over in this article. When andContinue reading “How Often Do People in Japan Actually Eat Sushi? About Some of Japan’s Unspoken Dining Rules”

Kirikaeru, the switch, and identity within the context of Japan.

Behold, the first word of many i will introduce on this site that carries a lot of cultural weight in Japan; Kirikaeru, Which can be directly translated to “To switch on or off”. This “switch” isn’t a mere linguistic nuance. It is an unspoken truth of Japanese social dynamics. There is this expectation to alignContinue reading “Kirikaeru, the switch, and identity within the context of Japan.”