Hospital Room in Japan

Surviving Hospitalization and Surgery in Japan

The medical technology in Japan is certainly one of the best in world and the social health insurance system of Japan makes it a lot more affordable. The Japanese medical system can be a little intricate at first for any foreigner. But, if you are a victim of your anarchistic body, you will soon get the hang of it. This is my tale of an eight-month long adventure with the Japanese medical system, which includes a Laparoscopic surgery, and five days of hospitalization. Read along if you would like to know what awaits you in a Japanese Hospital. (more…)

Soup Curry

What is Soup Curry and why I love it?

Soup Curry is the latest cuisine taking Japan by storm. It is a soupy delight concocted by blending the spices used in curries from South East Asian countries. The earlier version of soup curries contained spices from India and Sri Lanka. Nowadays, Soup Curry chefs are taking inspiration from countries such as Indonesia and China as well. Read along to find out what is Soup Curry and why you will love it. (more…)

Sake Cup

Drinking Culture in Japan: Seven commandments

Japan has a big drinking culture. Alcohol is considered to be an innate part of the Japanese society. If you want to be successful and climb up the ladder at work, then going out drinking with your colleagues will become a part of your daily life. Japanese workforce socialise only when they go out drinking. Work rules, strict hierarchy and the shyness of Japanese people takes the funny bone out of them. Making a joke about your boss can put you in big trouble, unless the boss is too drunk to remember. If you are invited for one such party then, not going isn’t the best option, as drinking parties are used to enhance bonding and settle differences. (more…)