2022/01/22 05:36


Enjoy Pub, “HUB”

HUB enjoys great popularity among foreign students.
HUB in Harajyuku enjoys great popularity among foreign students.

I enjoyed a British atmosphere this time.
“Pub”, which stands for“ Pubric House”, means public place, public house.
It is said that there are 80 thousand pubs all over U.K. where anyone freely enjoys communication as well as alcohols and dishes.
HUB adopts an original way of ordering so that customers could enjoy the atmosphere peculiar to English pubs.
First you choose a table and keep your place, and then make an order at a cashier and pay in advance(CASH ON DELIVERY SYSTEM).
I kept a table without seats and ordered Guinness and fish and chips as often seen in England.
Beer by the pint, 586ml, as much as large-sized mug.
Flour and eggs are mixed with ale to make batter of fish and chips, and beer foam helps deep-fried fish and chips be crisp.
I had fish and chips with large amount of malt vinegar after English way.
A half-pint of beer finds you refreshed, getting relief from your everyday life.
When you are with several friends, you try “round” or “kitty”.
“Round” is a rule that first one should order and pay for all of your group, and next another should order and pay for all of your group.
“Kitty” is a rule that all of your group should put the same amount of money in an empty glass to be paid, and when run out of money in the glass, all of your group should put the same amount of money to be paid again.
Those strengthen a sense of unity, and proposing getting together to a group next to you, those give you a sense of community to become friendly in such a short time.
People from various countries visit HUB. Why don’t you have an opportunity for international exchange?

HUB Harajuku store
1-8-8,Jingumae, Shibuya City,Tokyo
COXY188 building B1F
"Meiji-Jingumae Station, the Chiyoda Line,a 2-min walk
"JR Harajyuku Station,a 5-min walk
Business hours weekday 17:00-24:00
Friday and holiday before 17:00 -26:00
Saturday 16: 00-26: 00
Sunday 16:00-24:00.

Popular Restaurant among Foreigners

Popular Japanese Restaurant among Foreigners
Negi-ya, Heikichi, in Ginza
I visited a green onion restaurant this time.
One foot in the door and we have nostalgic atmosphere, which brings us to grandma’s house, Japanese-style house in the countryside, though in a street of office buildings in Ginza.
It was at lunch time, many customers visited.

They visited to enjoy udon noodle stew topped with large-volume green onions.
We have a choice between chicken and pork, a choice between salt soup
and miso one and curry one.

I had a choice of chicken and salt soup, the most popular one. Costs 900 yens (lunch price).

I looked at the night menu while I was waiting for it,

"tempura of kujyo-negi from Kyoto"
"fried shiro-negi from Hokkaido in butter"
"Kobe-beef yukke topped with green onion"
"hot pot with yuzu, pork and green onion"
"ginger rice with chicken and green onion"

a large variety of green onion dishes.
It is said that Japanese green onions originally came from Central Asia by way of China, Korea. In Japan, there are many names for different types of green onions, depending on where they are cultivated, and how they are cultivated. We can enjoy a wide variety of tastes and shapes.

All the more reasons to enjoy green onions in a variety of ways. First, I had udon noodle stew.
Three types of green onions with different texture such as chopped ones and fried ones, soft-boiled egg which is runny on the inside, and well, “pork bone broth soup” with thick noodles.
Usually bonito and kelp broth soup is used for udon noodle, and it’s very rarely that pork bone broth soup which is usually used for ramen, is used for udon, but it’s good!

Pork bone broth soup which is sophisticated and rich in flavor enhances sweetness of green onion and rich soup goes with udon noodle, so I never stop eating.
I eat remaining soup on “onion rice” which I ordered as a side dish, I could get addicted.
And the most popular dish among the night menus is “charred senjyu-negi”.
Grilled fancy green onion appraised by specialist, which is soft and runny in the middle, tastes sweet.

And nuta of kujyo-negi (salad seasoned with vinegar and miso) which is seasoned beforehand. It’s Japanese way of eating and we can really taste a subtle difference between various types of green onions.

Sake and shochu which Mr. Hashimoto, the shop manager recommends seems to be nice additions to them. I decided to come back at night.

Negi-ya, Heikichi, in Ginza

Iseman Building 1F, 8-8-17, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3571-9733 FAX 03-3571-9737
Business Hours/lunch 11:30-14:00 Dinner 17:00-23:00

The restaurant will offer 10% discount to customers who will bring the "April issue of Senseup".

Multicultural Delivery4 Korean woman 

Ignorance? Poor at communicating?

Misunderstanding acquired without realizing may put someone at risk.
What embarrasses me most when I see foreign patients is communication. Language difference is likely to cause language communication problems and difficulties. Can you identify that the patient is poor at Japanese, not having knowledge about that?
There may be many cases where we attend foreign patients without a single thought about it. When they don't understand what we are saying, we usually try to make us understood by making various explanations or using various words. However, if we can't still make us understood, we might decide unconsciously that the patient doesn't know about the disease and the treatment or the patient doesn't understand about medical care.

The following story is real one. A pregnant Korean woman realized something wrong in her physical condition in mid pregnancy (in around the seventh month of pregnancy), so contacted the hospital. Though she communicates in Japanese in her daily life without any problem, she couldn't explain her pregnant condition well in Japanese. Her poor Japanese might make a medical expert think her childish. The medical expert paid no attention to her explanation. It happened to be at night, this was starting to worry her. So, though she got an answer, "It's OK." on the phone, she judged for herself, visited the hospital to consult the medical expert. Then she was diagnosed as being in a very critical condition, and hospitalized immediately. Consequently she had been in the hospital for one month.

Not communicating well in nonnative language is one thing, not understanding about something because of little knowledge is another. It is true that it's hard to tell how a person we are talking to understands us, with language barrier. However, we should not assume automatically that perhaps he or she doesn't understand at all. We should think that though he or she knows about it, language barrier prevents him or her from understanding. Then there may make big differences in the behavior and the judgment.

We have two reasons why we have clumsy expressions. One is because we don't know about it. The other is because we are poor at communicating in the language. The latter is not same as the case where we don't understand because we don't know. We should have it in the back of our head that we sometimes have clumsy expressions because we are poor at communicating in the language, not because we have little knowledge. Then we might understand feelings each other and make us understood more.

Interior-Conscious, fashonable Hippo House

Interior-Conscious, fashonable Hippo House

Hippo House does not require any deposit, reikin or guarantors. This house has a women only floor, a men only floor and mixed floors. So you can choose the floor that suits you. Additionally, each room is decorated in its own style. HIPPO HOUSE is a luxurious living space, where you can live a comfortable life and join a new community. Hippo House in Warabi is now open to applications from prospective tenants!
spacious dinning room
5min walk from KITATODA STN
single room
shared room


Peaceful living environment, sophisticated shopping srreets in a quiet residential area

>>Enlarge a mapWarabi in Saitama Prefecture is a city, which prospered as a post station on Nakasendo, one of the main roads in the old times. Since World War 2 it has developed as a residential city, as the metropolitan area has expanded. Warabi is known as the smallest city in Japan, having an area of just 5.19 square kilometers, and is densely populated, People are active socializers and are positively involved in community activities.
Warabi is famous as the birthplace of the “Coming-of-Age” ceremonies. It is, therefore, appropriate that this city will be the site of a guesthouse where young people get together.
Around Warabi Station are tasteful old shopping streets and also, nearby, a big shopping mall “Diamond City Carat” with more than 100 shops. Warabi is most convenient if your stay is to be a long one.


Monthly Rent
Private room 61,000yen
Shared room
(for two people) 39,000yen
Shared room
(for three people) 28,000yen

※At the time of first agreement only, 20,000yen as a security payment is necessary
per one. It's non-returnable.


Common Facilities

Kitchen, lounge&dining, shower rooms (3 showers for men and 3 for women), laundry (6washing machines), air conditioner, large TV, toilet

Room Facilities

Bed with a futon set (Japanese style bedclothes and a pillow), internet available (free of charge), desk, chair, air conditioner, curtain, closet.


Direct access to the Tokyo area 

Hippo House is conveniently located, being 15 minutes on foot from Warabi Station of JR Keihintohoku Line.
Time Required to Travel to the Tokyo Area

>16minutes to Ikebukuro
(JR Keihintohoku Line, transfer to JR Saikyo Line at Akabane)
>22minutes to Shinjuku
(JR Keihintohoku Line, transfer to JR Saikyo Line at Akabane)
>32minutes to Tokyo
(JR Keihintohoku Line)
>60minutes to Haneda Airport
(JR Keihintohoku Line, transfer to Tokyo Monorail at Hamamatsucho)
>90minutes to Narita Airport
(JR Keihintohoku Line, transfer to Keisei Line Limited Express at Nippori)


Lakeland University-Japan!

We visited –Ms AN who has been studying at foundation course of Lakeland University Japan since last September after graduated from a high school in USA.
Q: What motivated you to

enter Lakeland University Japan?

I spent my high school life in the States and it was Japanese who I first became good friends with. I found many similarities in Japan between Korea such as cultures. I had some kind of interests in Japan since then, but I was thinking about going to a college in Boston. But I happened to know about Lakeland University Japan by a friend of mine and I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to enjoy life in Japan since I don’t have to worry about my language problem to take classes.
So it was like a “kill two birds with one stone” ideal environment.

Q:. How is the atmosphere of the school?

It is not a big school so students and teachers have a close distance to each other and that creates homey atmosphere.
I was a little worried because I came to Japan without even knowing Hiragana. But eventually, I became accustomed to the life in Japan thanks to staff from school and friends.
Classes are also offered to small numbers so that professors can make sure the understanding of each of students and give us profound contents.
Students are very friendly to hang out and I often go eat with friends after school.

Q: What kind of job do you want with your skill in Japanese, Korean and English?

I want to be a psychologist in the future to help foreigners with worries about living abroad. The job doesn’t necessarily need 3 languages but as long as I can use them, I think it will help me with understanding other countries’ cultures and ways of thinking.

Q:Would you like to give a comment to the students who are thinking about going to Lakeland?

For those who want to study seriously, or think about acquiring English skill, this is the best place to go.
Also, although it is located in Japan, students communicate in English and rules of school are all in American way, so once you enter the gate of this university, here is America!!
If you study hard in Japan for 2 years, you will be sure to go to main campus without worries. Join us and let’s study together!


Chinese Korean living in Japan

This time, we interviewed Ms. Moon who issues free paper for “Chinese Korean living in Japan” who takes an important role with using their skills in Chinese, Korean and Japanese in Japanese society.
What made you start your career as an editor of the free paper for the Chinese Korean in Japan?

Right after the magazine, “Mujige (rainbow)” which was for the Chinese Korean in Japan, was issued, I offered myself to the magazine company as an applicant for its part time.

At that time, although I was working at this different company, I went to the office to help with design and edit on holidays.

However, sadly, after a half year, they decided to stop its publication. It was so regrettable for me that I finally decided to quit the company and became the publisher and has kept issuing since them. Thanks to everyone who has supported the magazine, it achieved its 2 year and 4 month anniversary. At present, we got our own readers and began to be recognized as media of information supplier for the Chinese Korean in Japan society.

There are 30 kinds of Korean free paper even only in Tokyo, but “Mujige” is the only magazine for “the Chinese Korean in Japan”.

-How many Chinese Korean people are living in Japan?

The number of Korean who has come to Japan since 1980’s reached 50000 and they live mainly as preschool student, foreign student, IT technician, employer.

Although a big percentage of foreigners come to Japan either as a preschool student or an overseas student, many of them get a job at Japanese company after graduate.

-I heard Chinese Korean people tend to stay in Japan to get employed. But isn’t it hard for them to get a full time job?

I think they have a balanced sense and adaptability to new environment since they have their own background as minority which differs from Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” way of thinking. It is impossible to exercise their 3 language skill until they adjust to others.
They always keep the thought in mind, so they are likely to be accepted by Japanese companies.

--What do you want to do in future? ?

Now, there are some associations/groups of the Chinese Korean in Japan. They hold activities for the purpose of building friendship, exchange events of Business association, Job forums, and events such as Sports day regularly.
So what I am thinking is that we could be a part of media for the development of Korean while volunteering.
For future, I would love to issue Multilanguage magazine with Chinese, Korean and Japanese with taking an advantage of multi-culture of the Chinese Korean.
I want to do my best with the belief that it should be us, Chinese Korean people that is to be a bridge for the mutual exchange and understanding among “close but far neighbors”; China, Japan and Korea.

The profile of  Ms Moon

After arriving Japan in the spring of 1999, she learned graphic design at art school and worked at Japanese company after her graduation.
Now, she issues free paper for Chinese Korean in Japan.
She says she is happiest in her life, working on the publication with her favorite languages and doing a job that she wants.
Free magazine for Chinese Korean in Japan; Mujige (rainbow)
URL: http://www.mujige-jp.net/home/

Multicultural Delivery Chinese Woman 

This is the story about a Chinese woman which you might have heard about before.
The Chinese woman I met was crazy about warming body.
This is the story about a Chinese woman which you might have heard about before.

The Chinese woman I met was crazy about warming body.

Although her delivery was in the middle of summer, she never took a shower after that, and she even used the electronic blanket when in bed. Delivery is such a hard task enough to sweat a lot. In Japan, people usually take a shower from the next day of the delivery. For that reason, I was thinking that the lady was such a lazy and dirty person. One day, I talked to the lady and said, “Would you like to take a shower? It will make you feel good.” However, she went like this; “No way!” with an astonished face.

According to her, in her area in China, it is prohibited to take a bath within a month after a delivery since it is believed that it will make your strength weaken, and make your death earlier. Then I asked; “What about…shampoo only?” Because her hair was so coarse that it was getting bound!!!!! 

“Shampoo!? No, no. I would if there is Shinsui (sacred water).” 

“Shinsui? Shinsui?(launch) …Oh! God’s water, Shinsui! Where is it?” 



Although the conversation between the lady and me was like a comic dialogue, but this conversation without any kind of prejudice led me to the understanding of her sense of value, and also other countries’ way of thinking and custom of delivery. This lady didn’t take a shower at all but we figured out that we could use bubble shampoo which needs no water. That is; her cultural needs and our nursing finally met well enough to be negotiated.

However, it is not the case that the cultural custom we got to know can be common among all Chinese. How to take delivery differs depending on which area they are from although they are from the same country, China. But more than that, beyond nationality or race, every human has their own individuality. The other Chinese lady I met at the different occasion, though she was prohibited to take a shower by her mom really strictly, she said “I can’t stand this. I will do it stealthy so please keep it secret.”

Cultures and Customs are passed on to the next generation as traditions, but their contexts and interpretation would vary in every generation.

Also, cultures might have a different feature depending on who inherit it.

Thus, culture would be different up to a person. In nursing world, we made it our biggest goal to supply care that suits patients’ needs, that is we think individuality as the most important factor. Individual care- this must be the care offered in consideration for each person’s culture. Nursing is such a foresighted job lol.

You can download this multilingual pamphlet from RASC’s website. If you know any foreign expectant mother, let her know about this!


The editorial department of Senseup will be reporting Ms. Fujiwara’s activities in multicultural nursing regularly. Don’t miss them!

Popular among Overseas Students

I went to “Karaton” right close to Okubo station, where you can have popular menu such as fresh pork and Okinawa food.

almost all the menu is between 90yen to 380yen.
The menu I had right away was popular pork liver. (“Buta reba-teki”)

Fat pork liver roasted with salt and sesame oil was surprisingly more plain than beef and delicious. Morning fished Pork is truly worth it…with the strong expectation, I opened the menu and got astonished at the price.

No to mention liver, (“reba-teki”) almost all the menu is between 90yen to 380yen.

The most popular menu; “Spicy Miso liver Iron in Pot” (“Karamiso Horumon Tetsu Nabe”) is just a bit more expensive but still 480yen for one person

But there is hardly any place to eat Nabe for 480yen! And its Miso has a good lasting taste with the liver and vegetables melt in it.

The most impressive one among cheap and delicious menu was Rafutee. (Pork boiled with Okinasa Sake, Awamori)

It takes time to cook although the seasoning is so simple. You can feel the delicate taste that will melt in your mouth like water. It has tender sweetness of soy sauce and black sugar. It is natural that the store manager, Yu Kitayama who has been in this world for 40 years, has perfect confidence in his food and said, “There should be no place where you can have this taste with only 380yen!”

Also, although they are mainly offering roasts and boiled food, the store keeps its cleanliness well and an international student from China working there welcomes you with quick service and smile.
The store got full in no time like the other day, and the regular customer next to me  showed his fulfilled smile and said, “Because of my work, I’ve been around the world and ate a lot but this store is the best!”

When I looked around, I could see not only students but elegant middle-aged men, nodding with beer, having a lot of fun. And I believed this store has 3 attractions which are, taste, price and atmosphere well enough for adults to go regularly.

I heard there is also special sake which is not on menu, so feel free to ask cheerful staff.

J&F(Japanese & Foreigner)GUEST HOUSE

J&F(Japanese & Foreigner)GUEST HOUSE
Japanese accommodation

J&F(Japanese & Foreigner)GUEST HOUSE


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Clean, comfortable rooms furnished with Air Conditioner/heaters, futon sets and a desk where you can study or read.

  • Community rooms where residents can socialize, watch TV or just relax.

  • Fully equipped kitchens available 24hrs a day for your convenience.

  • Shower rooms and restrooms conveniently located on most floors.

  • Free Internet Access in most houses!

  • No (Reikin) Key Money, Agent Fee or Guarantor required!

  • Monthly rent starting from 40,000 yen, Including Utilities!

  • 20,000 yen deposit (refundable)

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Aizuya Inn: Hostel/Asakusa/Tokyo/Japan

~ Cheap and Clean! A budget hotel with a homey
atmosphere! Service in English Available!~

A new type of accommodation in Asakusa where communications in Japanese, English,
and French take place!
A 10-min walk from
Minamisenju Station.
The shared area where everyone can have fun
The clean Japanese-style twin room
The friendly owner speaks fluent English!
Access Map from the
■■A hostel where foreigners wholove the
owner gather together■■

Convenient access to major Tokyo tourist spots, business
districts, Tokyo, Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Ginza, Roppongi,
Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Yokohama. Aizuya Inn offers
comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices!

With the functionality (convenience) that is most suitable for
sightseeing and business trips and the reasonable price,
Aizuya Inn is your best choice! All our staff welcomes you
with a warm smile!

2-17-2Kiyokawa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan 〒111-0022

● A 10-min walk from Minamisenju Station
(Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, JR Joban Line, and
Tsukuba Express)
●You may also take the to-ei bus (for Minamisenju)
from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit, Akihabara, and Asakusa
● From the Minamisenju Subway Station,
exit through the South Exit.
Follow the Edo-dori (Yoshino-dori) and walk southwards.
After crossing the Namidabashi intersection,
turn left when you hit the corner where there is a bar
called Arrow.
You should then be able to find Aizuya Inn's sign.

※When making an inquiry, please indicate that you heard
about us through Senseup as it will be smoother.



● 3 tatami-mat……¥3,200/night(tax included)
● 4.5 tatami-mat…¥4,700/night(tax included)

● 4.5 tatami-mat…¥5,900/night(¥2,950×2; tax included)
● 6 tatami-mat…¥7,000/night(¥3,500×2; tax included)

● 6 tatami-mat…¥8,400/night(¥2,800×3; tax included)

Business Hours

■ Check-in…………15:00~24:00
(We can keep your luggage if you arrive early.)
■ Check-out………10:00
(We can keep your luggage until your departure time.)
■ Curfew………………24:30
(We make arrangements if you inform us ahead of time)
(We reply e-mails between 9:00~22:00)

●Reservation and Inquiry over the phone ……03-6276-6308
(Hours: 7:30~22:00)
● Inquiry via e-mail
● Online Reservation