How Japanese People Spend their Holidays

JapaneseThe Japanese are known to be hard workers who rarely spend time outside of work. They don’t usually celebrate the holidays, but, when they do, it’s a spectacle. Japan has many national holidays. The best time to visit this country is when people are celebrating.

Let’s take a look at how the people in Japan celebrate these glorious occasions. You will also find out how Japanese dating and singles celebrate, how they enjoy the celebrations and where they go for the holidays.

Holidays in Japan

Japan has many holidays. Each one of them has something special to offer. Along with the national holidays, there are Obon holidays as well. They happen in the middle of summer when most tourists come to visit. Continue reading “How Japanese People Spend their Holidays”

Changing Eras and Emperors: A Tribute to Modern Japan

JapaneseBruce W. Davidson – These days in Japan, the attention of most people has been riveted on the historic abdication of one emperor and the ascension to the throne of a new one, whose reign inaugurates the Reiwa era, by the imperial calendar.  This occasion seems appropriate for expressing appreciation for the character of Japanese people and their achievements as a nation.  I am an American citizen but have spent more than 30 years in this country and often reflect on how fortunate I am to be able to live here.

This appreciation has not at all been dampened by consideration of unpleasant facts about past national wrongdoing.  Without a doubt, there have been dark periods in Japanese history, such as the period leading up to World War II.  During that interlude, a “holy war” ideology (not the one we are very familiar with nowadays) violently supplanted democratic government and inflicted much harm.  Few in Japan want a return to those days. Continue reading “Changing Eras and Emperors: A Tribute to Modern Japan”

Guide to Heart Chakra Healing

heart chakraAletheia Luna – The heart chakra for thousands of years has been known as the center of love, unity, and balance.

When was the last time you felt open, receptive, forgiving, accepting, generous, and connected to both yourself and other people? This was most likely when your heart chakra was healthy and balanced.

However, if you chronically experience a sense of social isolation, loneliness, resentment, bitterness or fear, you likely have a blocked heart chakra.

There are many causes of a blocked, suppressed or stagnant heart chakra. Some of the most common life experiences that impair the heart chakra include experiencing physical or emotional abuse as a child, being raised by an emotionally cold or narcissistic parent, being denied affection and love growing up, adopting unhealthy societal beliefs surrounding love, and developing self-destructive habits that block the giving and receiving of love.

This guide will help you initiate your own unique process of heart chakra healing. Continue reading “Guide to Heart Chakra Healing”

The Empress Who Ruled The World (Chinese History Documentary) [Video]

Wu Zetian
Wu Zetian

Timeline – She’s probably the most controversial woman in Chinese history – Wu Zetian, who rose from lowly concubine to become the only woman in all Chinese history to dare to take the title “Emperor”

Since her death 1,300 years ago, Wu Zetian has been remembered as a callous tyrant, who brought calamity to China. But now, extraordinary new discoveries are revealing a very different picture of her reign. Continue reading “The Empress Who Ruled The World (Chinese History Documentary) [Video]”

By The Way, It’s Not Just Germany That’s Upset …

japanJoseph P Farrell –  Sometimes I feel like I’m living in some sort of geopolitical time warp, or a teacup carnival ride, based not on whirling teacups, but whirling countries, all spinning around on an out of control machine called Brzezinski’s Folly. Brzezinski’s folly is a machine that runs on the assumption that, America being the “sole remaining superpower”, it can and should attempt to run the rest of the world, no matter what the cost…

…even if the cost means pushing powerful allies like Germany and Japan away.

Case in point: yesterday, you’ll recall, I blogged about my long-held, seldom-voiced suspicion that some sort of covert warfare has been going on between the USA and Germany for quite some time. I finally have been talking more openly about that suspicion, since it seems to be being confirmed by various German and European leaders, not the least of whom is Chancellorin Merkel herself.

But in sifting through this week’s emails, the other shoe dropped, in this article shared by Mr. J.C.; and as you read this, when was the last time you saw the Chinese Premier shaking hands with the Japanese Premier, and both men were smiling?

Even Japan Is Now Considering Joining China’s One Belt, One Road

I cannot get out of my head what a monumental symbol this picture is, notwithstanding the contents of the article itself. We cannot approximate the earthquake it signals, especially in the Orient. There is bad blood between China and Japan… the Rape of Nanking, the Japanese invasion and occupation of Manchuria and the establishment of a Japanese puppet state there under the de facto control of Field Marshal Terauchi. Then the plundering under Operation Golden Lilly. Nor was it all one-sided: the Chinese entry into the Korean war – Korea being a former Japanese colony – Mao’s bluster and threats…

Continue reading “By The Way, It’s Not Just Germany That’s Upset …”