Japanese people talk from the heart about Israel experiences
Kuniko Cohen of KEYZUNA interviewed three Japanese people who moved to Israel many years ago to make it their new home. How did they manage to adjust to such a different culture?
Women’s power and natural growth
As a Japanese woman living in Israel and surrounded by children, I worry greatly about Japan’s shrinking population. Could tiny Israel perhaps offer Japan a model for a possible solution?
Chutzpah – your second word in Hebrew
In Israel everybody talks about Chutzpah, both in a good and bad way. It means ‘shameless’ or ‘guts’. It is very important for Japanese visitors to investigate this special word.
Typical Israeli Food
Trying popular street food in a new country is a memorable experience. For Israelis it’s all about Hummus and Falafel, which are actually Arab dishes.
Balagan – your third word in Hebrew
To Japanese people, things in Israel can appear to be 180 degrees different to their accepted ways. Yet systems in this different universe – called ‘Balagan’ – work very well.
Becoming less sensitive
A Japanese person who lives in Israel for many years will react differently to local people than a visitor would. How would you respond in the following situation?
Going to Market
To get the local atmosphere in Israel you need to visit a popular street market. The products are fresh, the sellers shout and everything is exciting and alive. Join the visit.