Florida Hello!Project Fans!!!

Hey guys! I made a facebook group for Hello!Project fans in Florida, US!

http://www.facebook.com/tos.php?api_key=f52d63a38d0327adc757eec26c8a36f1&next=http%3A%2F%2Fapps.facebook.com%2Ffriendinterview%2Finterviews%2Fnew%3F_fb_fromhash%3D536db20d17e2ae5424563598a7d3c894%26ref%3Dmf&v=1.0&canvas#/group.php?gid=455971765595&ref=ts

If you live in Florida are love Japan Idols, this is for you! I really want to bring people together!! I will be updating Hello Project stuff as well 😀 So it’ll be worth joining..!

Merry Christmas, J-lovers!

A couple of holiday traditions, videos, and music for all you Japanese lovers out there!

Christmas in Japan is a bit different from here. The major religion in Japan is Buddhism and Shinto, so Christmas is more commercial event. The main celebration revolves around Christmas eve and not Christmas day.

In Japan it is common to give Christmas presents. Within the family parents give presents to their children, but the children do not give presents to the parents. The reasoning behind this is that only Santa bring presents, so once the children no longer believe in Santa the presents are no longer given.

Most Japanese families would have a Christmas tree and now it is becoming very common to have lights on the outside of houses as you would see in Australia.



For single women in Japan it is really crucial to have someone to spend Christmas eve with. It is also really important for them where they spend Christmas eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boy friend tend to show off, so women who don’t are not happy to talk about the topic.

There also used to be a sarcasm that Christmas is compared with a woman’s age. Cake shops throughout Japan always try to sell all their Christmas cakes before Christmas eve. Any cakes left after Christmas are seen to be very old or out of date. Women over 25 years old used to be said ‘unsold Xmas cake.’ It’s a bit bad joke, though. However, nowadays, the average age for marriage has changed, getting older and older, and it is a history.


How to say “Merry Christmas” in Japanese – easy – “Merry Christmas”

How to write “Merry Christmas” in Japanese – メリークリスマス

January 1 (national holiday)

New Year (shogatsu): This is the most important holiday in Japan. While only January 1 is designated as a national holiday, many businesses remain closed through January 3. More information is available on the New Year page.

Second Monday of January (national holiday)

Coming of Age (seijin no hi): The coming of age of 20 year old men and women is celebrated on this national holiday. More information is available on the Coming of Age page.