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Where I came from and Where I am going

I was a child who spent lots of time daydreaming. My parent’s house was built in the middle of rice fields. It was a little far from the main town in a rural area in Japan. Because I didn’t have any friends living nearby, I was always alone in the garden where the strong aroma of gardenias made me feel dizzy.
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What and who is blogging for?

Blogging is not working anymore, or at least, it doesn't work as well as it used to. But, in Japan, there are still lots of people who start to try blogging.

It is clear that blogging is not as easy as before. Some top bloggers have already given up. They are shifting to other platforms such as YouTube.

Why aren't Medium and Patreon popular among Japanese? What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in both English and Japanese in March 2019.
>Why did I start writing on "Medium"?

Medium is a blogging service, but actually, it is more than that. They say it is a network where you can connect to the people and writers to communicate and discuss. What makes it unique from other social media is that there is no advertisement on it, although you can write for free of charge. How they make money is they charge on readers. You can read all of the posts on it for $5 per month.

I also have registered on Patreon, which is a platform supporting creators, a kind of crowdfunding. I can post my articles on this platform as well, just like a blog, and there is no ad, either. I think both of these platforms, Medium, and Patreon are quite nice and useful. Especially like Patreon, there are not many support systems for all kind of creators as long as I know. In fact, there used to be a platform similar to Patreon in Japan, called "CHIP," which didn&…

Workaholic could indirectly lead you to deathーLonely death in Japan

When I am having a bath in our country house, I can see the green tree through the window in the summer. It is a relaxing time after working hard in the garden, but today I was thinking about the Japanese lady who was found dead in her bathroom in February.

Philosophy of Japanese Toilets

Yesterday, I posted my article in Medium, talking about Japanese toilets. Maybe I should have posted it here, on my blog.


Japanese traditional toilet was not comfortable for me in my childhood, but it was different for somebody else...

Anyway, if you are interested in, please visit my Medium page!

>>>Philosophy of Japanese Toilets|Medium



What picture would you draw in the Japan's new era

It has been two weeks since we started the new era in Japan, "Reiwa". Changing the era name means that we have a new emperor. Normally, it is just after the previous emperor passes away, so starting a new era includes people's grief. I remember last time they changed the era name from "Showa" to "Heisei" in 1989, there was a nationwide sadness of lost their emperor.

Why did I start writing on "Medium"

A couple of months ago, I started writing in English which is my second language. I posted some blog articles on this platform "Blogger" which is one of my favourite blogging services. But I started writing on "Medium" two weeks ago.

Now I just want to write down why I started writing there, not here, and also where I am going to write in the future.

What does "Kawaii" mean? Why do people love "Kawaii" things?

"Kawaii" is one of the most commonly used Japanese words. When you hear conversations of Japanese people, you must spot it more than once.

"Kawaii" originally means "cute", supposed to be used when they are describing something small or little, such as a baby, a small animal, etc. However, it is more than that now.

Japanese Drinking Culture (1) In a Train

Since I started traveling to some countries, I realized that drinking habit is different from country to country, from people to people.

Is it easy to be a politician in Japan?

In Japan, there is a nation-wide local government election going on right now. Because of the population decline in towns and villages, it doesn't seem to be difficult for Japanese people to become politicians there.

Why do the Japanese say "Sorry" so often?

I read a blog article of a Japanese lady who lives in Vancouver. She said that she often says "sorry" when it is not really necessary.  I totally understood what she is saying because I also say "sorry" so often.

Japanese recipe and Western recipe

I like cooking. It is easy to find a good recipe if you search on the internet. I also use the internet to get a new recipe, but some of the recipes written in English make me laugh.

Are the Japanese special in Asia?

Last night, my boyfriend and I watched a film, called "Transsiberian ", which is an American film released in 2008. An American couple met a Spanish couple in a train from Beijing to Moscow, and the American wife found that the Spanish guy was a carrier of illegal drugs….

Do you have to rinse Japanese rice 7 times?

I have some friends who are interested in Japanese food. When I was invited by one of them, he asked me, "You have to wash Japanese rice 7 times, am I right?" I couldn't answer immediately, because I have never counted how many times I wash it.