Great video uploaded to Youtube showing the differences between the Japan office vs. American office. I’m showing part two but you can see part one here.
The island of Japan has been endowed with some of the most breathtaking scenery and impressive natural wonders in the entire world. This island nation offers a total of 30 national parks that visitors can explore to get to know the landscape of this intriguing island nation. National parks have been in existence on the island of Japan since the year 1931, and the major goal of distinguishing national parks is to preserve areas of great scenic beauty so that people from all over the world can come to enjoy them. Keep in mind that it’s often a more affordable solution to visit national parks than to spend time in the city. The national parks offered in the nation feature many different natural wonders, including marshes, beaches, coasts, marine habitats, volcanoes, and much more. Recreational opportunities abound in these natural areas, and visitors to Japan will find opportunities to fish, dive, snorkel, boat, hike, and much more by visiting the national parks of Japan.
The following are four major Japanese national parks that visitors to the country might consider visiting if they want to explore the wild, undeveloped attractions that Japan has to offer:
Nikko National Park
The Nikko National Park stretches out over 200,000 acres and offers a variety of interesting attractions, such as the Toshogu Shrine and the majestic cedars. The Toshogu Shrine offers a majestic mausoleum that leaves a strong impression on visitors.
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Of course, any visit to Japan should include a glimpse of Mount Fuji. The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park includes the world-famous Japanese mountain that has captured the imagination of many artists and writers throughout history.
Akan National Park
This park is notorious for the variety of recreational activities that visitors can enjoy. These include skiing, hiking, fishing, and more. The park is especially attractive for watersports that can be enjoyed in the mountain lakes that dot the landscape. Be prepared for the recreational opportunities by purchasing outdoors equipment before your trip.
Seto-Naikai National Park
This park is often also referred to as “Inland Sea” National Park due to the fact that it includes an enormous body of water with many islands and miles of coastline to explore.
The following was contributed by Sam, a 10 year online marketer that works on a global scale.
In order to have an effective Japan email list there are some things to consider with your possible prospects. You should be asking individuals to join your subscription list and register for it. Here is a checklist of the things that you should keep in mind in order to have an effective marketing list:
- You should create an email signature that has the reasons why one should subscribe to the Japan business list. There should also be a link to the subscription landing page where you can incorporate your signature.
- Always send transaction emails in order to confirm orders or even download something. You should ask them to join the Japan company list and register.
- There should be a warranty on the product so the customers feel safe purchasing it from you. If there are any defects they will not have to worry and can easily return it to you and get another one.
- The Japan business list must have all the contact information on every particular invoice. If you are sending electronic copies of the invoices, then it is a wise decision to include a link on the sign up page.
- Every page of the Japan email list must have an invitation that will allow individuals to subscribe and link to the email marketing page.
- The marketing list can provide the customers with surveys in order to figure out how well they are doing and how they can improve in order to provide better services to the customers.
- There are also call centers available where customers can call and ask about the products and get information on how they can subscribe to the newsletters.
- The email marketing list should ask for your email, first name, last name, the name of the company, and also the phone number. If there are check boxes that are present, individuals can provide their interests or even notes.
- The Japan business list should indicate on the registration page that a link will be send to the email. What this will do is that it will increase the chances that people will enter valid contact details; it will also reduce the chances of people entering spam addresses.
There are plenty of great things to do in Tokyo but here are a list of the top 5:
1) Visit Tokyo
There are plenty of awesome cities to visit in Japan, you need to visit the infamous Tokyo. Not only is it the biggest and most famous place in Japan, it was also where many popular films such as the recent film Wolverine was filmed.
2) Eat Japanese food
You don’t go to a famous steak house and order a salad so why on earth would you go to Japan and try some good old authentic Japanese food.
I promise you, when you compare the Japanese food of Japan and America, nothing will ever be the same.
3) Visit some temples
Japan itself isn’t a huge country but it still manages to pack in over 80000 different temples. Be sure to visit at least one and get a taste of Japanese culture.
4) Sing karaoke
Karaoke is super popular in Japan so be sure to hit up a karaoke bar or two during your time in Japan.
5) Drink some quality sake
Sake is the alcohol of choice in Japan. So if you love drinking, this is the alcohol you need to have. Maybe even hang out with some locals and get a little crazy.
For many people, traveling to Japan is the trip of a lifetime. But traveling to any foreign country can be a little intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to expect. The good news is that Japan is one of the cleanest, safest countries in the world, and visitors who got to Japan will find that they don’t have to worry about many of the problems they may experience in other Asian countries.
It is important to remember, as a traveler, that you are visiting a country that is rich in tradition and custom, and there are some basic rules that will help prevent you from becoming one of the “rude tourists” that give travelers a bad name. The following are a few simple tips for traveling in Japan:
- When visiting Japan, you will need to remember that shoes used for walking outside are considered dirty and should be removed in many places. You will need to remove shoes when entering religious places like shrines and temples, when you enter a restaurant, and when you enter a hotel or inn. Many travelers find that wearing slip-on shoes or those with Velcro can make the process easier and faster. Be sure to find out whether you should remove shoes before entering any building.
- Japanese restrooms are different than those found in the US or other parts of the world. There are two types of toilets that you will encounter- “western style” toilets are similar to what you are used to and you will find these in most newer buildings. However, “Japanese style” toilets are sunk into the floor and will require that you squat over the toilets. Toilet paper is not always available in public restrooms, so it is a good idea to carry tissues with you. In private homes and many inns, you will find that there are slippers provided exclusively for use in the restroom. Remember to wear these slippers inside the restroom and remove them when you leave.
- Bathing in Japan is also different than bathing in other parts of the world. Baths are not only designed to help you get clean, they are also designed for relaxation. Most Japanese bathrooms feature an entrance room with a sink where you will undress before entering a second room with a deep bathtub and a shower. Before entering the bath, wash your body using the washbowl provided outside of the bath, and then soak in the bathwater. When you are done soaking, get out of the tub and wash up with soap, but do not get soap in the bathwater. After you have washed up, get back into the tub for a final soaking. In many homes, the bathwater is left to be used by the next family member, so do not drain the tub. Hotels will provide more traditional “Western” bathing facilities, and small inns may provide an “Onsen”, or communal bathing area.
- Tipping in Japan is generally not done, and is considered rude in most circumstances. In large cities, most people will simply respond “no, thank you” and decline your tip, but the practice may be more upsetting to people in smaller areas. If you stay in a ryoken, or Japanese Inn, you may be able to place some paper money in an envelope and give it to the person who deserves it, however, you should never pull money from a pocket or envelope and attempt to hand it to anyone as a tip. Tipping is not practiced in Japanese restaurants.
- Dining in Japan is slightly different from dining in other countries. First, do not “help yourself”, wait for the host (even at restaurants) to offer you food, and do not pour your own drink. If you leave a plate empty, it signifies that you want more to eat, so be sure to leave some food on your plate if you are full. The area where you eat should be left tidy, with the napkin folded and chopsticks set neatly together. Never take a napkin, chopsticks, or any other small “souvenir” item- this is considered rude. Be sure to thank your host both before and after the meal. Also, slurping when eating noodles or drinking soup is considered respectful, showing that you enjoy your meal, so don’t be surprised when you hear it.
- Body language and positioning is very important, and showing poor manners by not following accepted practices is a quick way to make people around you upset. Japanese people do not like to be touched, and they do not enjoy standing very close to others. When you sit, do not show the bottoms of your shoes. When you talk to others, do not put your hands in your pocket, and avoid making direct eye contact or staring. When visiting with someone, sit erect on the edge of the chair or bench, as leaning back or slouching is considered bad manners especially for strangers. Remember to that smiling doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is happy- it can show that someone is mad, embarrassed, disappointed, or sad. Never walk away when you are being greeted, and greet people with a quick handshake without making eye contact. Bowing has many rules, but most Japanese people do not expect tourists to bow correctly.
An American actor made a fake Japanese Commercial Reel and it is HILARIOUS!! You have to check it out. Youtube… who would have known how awesome it would become. Bam!
Sometimes I think things in Japan start normal or a bit boring. To remedy this feeling I just wait about a week and something cool, exciting, or different comes up in the news or down the street. Right now super protein packed slime is be slathered all over somebody’s face by slow crawling critters. It could be happening right now! As you read this! I’ve heard prices range from $100 USD to about $250 USD. Could this be the #1 anti aging solution? Could this be the key to reducing wrinkles? I will be sticking to green tea, a healthy diet, and avoiding over exposure to the sun instead. Imagine how much antioxidant-rich green tea $100 could buy. Or even aloe vera plants that you could slime all over your face instead. But back to the snails, would you do this?
Are you ready Starting November 20th 2007 Japan will start to fingerprint and photograph people entering Japan. The fingerprints, photographs and other biometric data of foreign visitors will be stored in a computer for cross-checking with a list of wanted criminals and people who have been deported in the past. Investigative authorities will have access to the data.
The prints will remain on record for 70 years. According to the new procedures, if requested, the Justice Ministry will turn over the data to the police and other government agencies.
This excludes ethnic Koreans and other permanent residents with special status, those under 16, those visiting Japan for diplomatic or official purposes, and those invited by the state.
Japan Times said an estimated 6-7 million foreigners entering Japan every year will be covered by the ordinance.