This post will detail interesting points about Japan (or at least things I find interesting). New additions will “bump” it to the top of my feed.
- Circle K Sunkus recently merged with Family Mart to become an even larger convenience chain (though they seem to all be keeping their respective names for now). I only noticed because Sunkus’ hot food changed from their own unremarkable fare to Family Mart-branded stuff.
I read years ago that about 11% of spoken Japanese was borrowed English. Since then, I’ve learned that they don’t necessarily use all of those borrowed words correctly; many of them have been given (for lack of a better phrase) incorrect meanings in Japanese. This is called “wasei eigo.”
Some examples: Continue reading
Japanese pizza is weird. Continue reading
I first learned of bánh mì, a kind of Vietnamese sandwich, after a friend of mine had been doing some research into Vietnamese culture for a pet project of his. Continue reading
In 2015, Coca-Cola gave away free socks. Continue reading
When people think of Japanese hamburger restaurants, they tend to think of MOS Burger, Freshness Burger, or even Lotteria. However, there’s one even older, and that’s Dom Dom Hamburger. Continue reading