August 02, 2009

Let’s learn the number-counting way in Japanese KANJI - by introduction of our position in the world ranking -

This article is continued from the previous one.

No. 5
Wow! Japan is no longer a well-off country, because we got ‘5’th worse-ranking of poverty. Actually this poverty raking is calculated based on the income-gap between among the nation. To mitigate the income-gap is one of the urgent subject in our Government now.

No. 4

What a beautiful lady she is, isn't she!
Besides, to make us be astonished furthermore, she, Yuri Fujikawa, is a politician of municipal assembly. She was selected as “4”th rank of the World Beautiful Politician (as of April 2, 2009) in accordance with the on-line vote conducted by Spanish newspaper:

Now every country is seeking green-energy resources. The most realistic resource is Solar Power. Japan has constructed many solar power generation plants, which capacity is 197 Million kw in total. This is the “3”rd largest in the world, following Germany: 540 Million kw and Spain: 230 Million kw.

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Japan is in the “2”nd largest economic country based on the GDP. However it is said that China will take over the position soon because of its drastically economic development.

(Night View in Tokyo:

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Please see the above sisters. They were 107-year-old twins!! recorded as the longest life of twins in the world. Their name are Kin Narita (age at death: 107) and Gin Narita (age at death: 108), and they were most famous and loved twins as our national grandmothers.

When they reached 100 years old, many medias took up the twins; accordingly they got much money. Then one day a reportor asked them “What are you thinking of how to use the money?” They answered together “We would like to save them as securities in our old age!!”

It’s very funny, isn’t it!
That is way they could live longer, that is way We Love Japan!

August 01, 2009

Let's learn the number-counting way in Japanese KANJI - by introduction of our position in the world ranking

The above is the number counting way in Japanese KANJI. (from one to ten)
Today let’s learn them one by one, by means of introducing rankings of Japan in the world so that you can impressively remember each of numbers!
Shall we start from ten.

No. 10

The number of population in Japan: 127,580,000 is “10”th in the world. Please see the list of countries ordered according to population.

No. 9

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009 by World Economic Forum (WEF), Japan is ranked “9”th in the world. We are dropping every year. Something must be done to recover!

No. 8

We succeed to get 9 gold medals in Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, which ranked “8”th among participants. (For information: 1st is China, 2nd is U.S.A. and 3rd is Russia.) However, the rank was actually worse than the previous Olympic in Athens; we ranked “5”th with 15 numbers of gold medals at that time.


According to the annuncement of FIFA World Rankings on Women's association football dated on March 27, 2009, our Japanes women's association has succeeded in 7th rank! This is the highest order ever! On the other hand, mens' one is still in competition among the Aisian countries (around 40th).

This result reflects the truth of the current situation in Japan. Namely it means that men are not stronger than women in every field no longer...


According to THE-QS World University Rankings 2008, we succeeded to be awarded in ‘6’th rank, this is mainly because Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), like MIT in U.S.A., has been evaluated much more higher than previouse year.

We are trying to beat a current recession by developing our science and technology furthermore!!! That is why We Love Japan!

To be continued.

July 26, 2009

Let's glance at Japanese souvenir! - in Narita International Airport -

When you visit Japan, you will be at a loss to select Japanese souvenirs, because we have so many unique goods, such as traditional ones, characters, electrical products, etc.

So I am introducing some of our Japanese souvenirs today. What I show you today is from Narita International Airport, where is the last place you can buy souvenirs prior to departure. Please check the following souvenirs in advance so that you can save your time in the airport!

1. Small articles

- Stand mirror designed by Japanese famous places and characters (Left)
- Magnet clip with Japanese traditions (Center)
- Chopsticks with Japanese design (Right)

- Traditional handy mirror(Left)
- "Sensu": Japanese traditional handy fan (Center)
- Japanese lacquerware (Right)

"Maneki Neko": Fortune Cat (They bring you happiness!)

2. Character goods

- KITY-chan (Left)
- TOTORO from a famous animation film (Center)

3. KANJI/Family Crests

- KANJI T-shirts

- KANJI Letter (Left)
- Phone Strap with Family Crests (Right)

4. Kimono

- Kimono for summer season (You can easily put it on without any skill!) (Left)
- Pouch for Kimono (Center & Right)

- "Sensu" for Kimono Shoes for Kimono (Left)
- Shoes for Kimono (Center)
- Kimono lady (If you/men don't have your girlfriend...) (Right)

5. Samurai/Ninja
- Samuai armors (You can put on) (Left)
- Samurai armors (miniature) (Center)
- Samurai doll

Ninja Mask

These are just a part of our various souvenirs!!
Please present these Japanese souvenirs for your families, friends and partners, because We Love Japan!

July 25, 2009

"KAMON" : Japanese Family Crests

KAMON: Family crests are one of the Japanese traditional culture.
During the Warring States period, each Daymyou* had their own Family Crests and they put the crests on their armor, flag, letter, and so forth.

Nowadays KAMON is used for symbols of shops and design of goods.

If you want to have your own KAMON, we can arrange for you,
because We Love Japan!!