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News from Japan - March 8, 2022

International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day, and japanese men gift yellow mimosa flowers

March 8 is International Women's Day. A holiday designated by the United Nations, there are particular traditions in Japan.

Inspired by the Italians, Japanese men offer mimosa flowers to women for this day, to show their gratitude.

In line with the bright yellow flowers of the mimosa, social media users share happiness through this color (clothes, food, products). Offices and homes can also be decorated with yellow flowers, and some brands sell mimosa-inspired products.

In addition, events are planned to honor women in general, and seminars on social equality between the sexes are organized.


It is impossible to lose your belongings (phone, wallet) in Japan

A police station, called koban, in Japon

In Japan, if you lose your phone or wallet, you have a good chance of getting it back, and very quickly!

The lost property service is efficient, thanks to a community police, but above all to a strong culture of morality among the Japanese. Most of the objects found are deposited at the kōban (small police station).

Thus, in 2019, out of 32 million euros lost, 23 million were returned.

In addition to the “eye of society”, young children are taught to return items that do not belong to them. Parents accompany them to the police station to teach them how to do this good deed.


Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is among the TOP 10 of the best anime in the history of Japanese cinema

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is ranking in the top 10 of japanese anime of all time

The film, released at the end of 2021 in Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is ranked among the 10 best animated films in the history of Japanese cinema.

JJK 0 has grossed more than 12.3 billion yen (about 97 million euros), making it the eighth highest-grossing anime film in Japan, and the highest-grossing film of the year 2021 in Japan. .

The film is set a year before the events of the first episode of the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen. Thus, it does not tell the story of Yuji, but that of Yuta Okkutsu. The latter had promised his childhood friend to marry him. The latter, unfortunately deceased, turns into a Curse that haunts Yuta, becoming uncontrollable and dangerous. The main character will have to fight and master his powers in order to act for the good.

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