Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Where Can You Combine Budget Accommodation in Tokyo with Culture, Cooking and Omotenashi?

Definition of omotenashi: ““Omotenashi” is hard to define, but Japanese use it to describe what they believe is their unique approach to hospitality. “Omotenashi” involves the subjugation of self in service to a guest, without being “servile”. Anticipating needs is at the heart of the concept; and it is certainly fair to say that in…

Do you need to learn Japanese if you want to teach English in Japan?

Many people ask me this question when they are thinking about teaching English in Japan and I usually answer that it’s not necessary but it does help a lot. Most people who visit Japan to teach English wish to do so because there is something about the Japanese culture that they find interesting – this…