1.)  Read online news sources. Choose what culture or cultures you would like to learn more about. Subscribe to newspapers from that culture online to know more about what they are reading. Browse websites with data on entertainment, outings, politics, or trends. You should be able to find news sources from different cultures in your language. […]

It can be very easy to stick with what you know, rather than trying to meet people who are different from you. However, actively trying to understand and embrace cultural differences can open you up to a whole world of exciting new possibilities and experiences. Here’s what you can do: Become self-aware Work out your […]

1. Other Cultures are Interesting First of all, it’s interesting to learn about those who are different from you. There’s nothing wrong with doing something just because it’s interesting. A little extra knowledge ever hurt anyone, and it’s probably more useful and edifying than watching another mindless TV show. 2. You Can Stimulate Your Mind It […]

Japan is often considered slightly odd compared to other countries. Its economic success, distinct culture and disciplined population has made Japan rather unique, and produced one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The country has 127 million people yet street crime is almost unheard of; the murder rate is only lower in tiny Monaco and Palau, and the use […]

Japan’s two major religions are Shintoism and Buddhism. Although, religion is not a part of everyday life for Japanese people. Customs and rituals are usually turned to during special occasions such as birth, weddings, funerals, visiting shrines and temples on religious holidays, and festivals. The two religions, Shinto and Buddhism, harmoniously coexist and even complement […]

Geisha is written 芸者 in Japanese Kanji. The word 芸 “Gei” means arts, and 者 “sha” means person in Japanese. It is also known as 芸子 “Geiko”, or 芸妓 “Geigi”, 子 “ko” means child, and 妓 “gi” means female singer in Japanese. So, Geisha literally means Japanese female entertainers in Japanese. They usually use their […]

The goal of our project is the better cultural understanding. This is a topic that has always been important, but at the moment and in future it is even more important. Culture has almost endless definitions and none of them is wrong. We wanted to know how people define culture. SciCruise gave us a great […]