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What I Learned About Religion in Japan

In the United States, discussions of religion and politics are generally considered taboo subjects with people we don’t know very well. — and definitely with relatives at the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, during our visit to Japan, I found English speaking Japanese locals who seemed happy to explain religion in Japan. The Japanese with whom …

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What You Need to Know About Japanese Toilets

How to Use a Japanese Toilet To help prepare you for your first trip to Japan, here’s what you need to know about Japanese toilets. Upon deplaning at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport after a 13 hour flight from Toronto, Canada, I made my usual ladies room stop. This proved to be my first, “Toto, we’re …

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