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What's ‘in’ in Japan 03 : Bilingual Exchange Session "Money -The Mystery of "Cash in Japan"-

posted Sep 18, 2015, 10:35 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 9:48 PM ]
What's ‘in’ in Japan 03 : Bilingual Exchange Session
"Money -The Mystery of "Cash in Japan"- ニッポンの現金主義"


◆ Date Tuesday, October 27th | RESERVE

◆ Time 7:45pm~ 9:45pm (the class STARTS at 7:45pm!!)

◆ Venue Yotsuya Chiiki Center (四谷地域センター)Room 2 (集会室2)
    87,Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 5-minute walk from 2 exit, 
    Shinjuku Gyoenmae station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line

October’s focus: "Money -The Mystery of "Cash in Japan"- ニッポンの現金主義"

E.g. 
  • Goshugi (ご祝儀)- In manners of Japan for a wedding, we give the cash (e.g. 30,000yen) as a gift included in a special envelope called "Goshugi-bukuro".
  • Taishu-engeki (大衆演劇) - performers get cash from fans approaching a stage during the dance portion of the show,   and slip a letter, envelope, or 10,000yen bill into the performer's kimono or obi (belt)
  • Grabbing the cash (現金つかみ取り) - the event held for lottery at shopping street in New Year
  • Otoshidama (お年玉) - Japanese children are receive pocket money called “Otoshidama” from parents and relatives.
◆ Questions

 - Why do Japanese people prefer to carry cash? 
 - How often do you go to the ATM?
 - Do you prefer cash, check, travelers' checks, debit cards, or credit cards?
 - Do you prefer to go into the bank or bank online?
 - Do you have a debit/credit card?
 - How do you carry money abroad?
 - What do you think of Japan being a "cash society" as opposed to America which is a "credit society"?
 - Do you think more places in Japan are making a switch to accept forms of payment other than cash?

  To get some perspective on the subject, check out: "Why do Japanese people on Cash basis?" 
  (from 18:46m~), which shows the mystery and background of "Cash in Japan"! 
  *Rediscover Japan : http://www.tbs.co.jp/nippon-deban/

  


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◆ What’s ‘in’ in Japan - is a monthly bilingual session (usually the 4th Tuesday night in Ebisu)
for Japanese and Non-Japanese people in Tokyo to get together and learn about various topics related to JAPAN from its history to the latest trend/culture where you feel free to speak your native language or Japanese in a multicultural setting. There is always a hidden backgrounds for that hot issue, which may be the cultural things, customs, people's minds, Samurai spirits, weather and so on... Let's share ideas in a cozy atmosphere and meeting new people, and feel more Live and Real Japan!

◆ Language Any language

◆ Participation Fee 1,000 yen *Please bring your own drinks and food (dinner)
 * We don’t want your tummies rumbling :)

◆ Timetable
 - Open 7:45m Lighting Talk (Self-Introduction), Language Exchange
 - Around 8:00pm Fun Conversation and discussion with slides
 - Around 9:40pm Close

◆ Schedule (on every fourth Tuesdays night)

 - October 27th : Money 
 - November 24th : Lifestyle
 * Schedule and topics are flexible..