From February, 2018

Get in The Pink with Japanese Girls’ Day

No-one is left out in Japan when it comes to celebratory days. There are days dedicated to elderly people, adults, the labour force and children, to name but a few. As if those weren’t enough, there’s also a boy’s day and, this Saturday on March 3rd, it’s Hinamatsuri, which is just for the girls.  …

Be My Valentine in Japan

Valentine’s Day is popular the world over – especially with florists and card manufacturers. The same is true in Japan, but they celebrate in a unique way, as we discovered. Valentine’s Day, as we would recognise it, only dates back to the 1950s in Japan. In those days, it was unheard of for women to…