Tags » This Is Japan

Shussan Uchiiwai ( 出産内祝い )

Last week, I received a gift from our friend who just gave birth 3 months ago. This gift is called Shussan Uchi-iwai (出産内祝い).

In Japan, there is this custom of gift giving called Shussan Iwai (出産祝い). 138 more words

Japanese Culture

My Beautiful Campus - Summer Edition

When I first stepped foot on the ICU campus, I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the environment.  Located in a park-like “forest”, the ICU campus is a nature lover’s haven. 153 more words

This Is Japan

First Night: A Hotel!

On my first night in Japan, I stayed in a hotel before moving into my dorm the next day.  The hotel had been booked for me in advance, on behalf of my exchange program, UCEAP. 64 more words

Culture Shock