Learn more about Tohoku : https://tohoku-japan.jp/
Find another Japan in Tohoku. Explore the seasonal beauty of Japan’s northeast.
Turn on subtitles and the shooting location will be displayed.
The Tohoku region is an area that consists of Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, and Niigata Prefecture.
Film directed by Yuki Eikawa
Music by Wolves Unite Japan, Inc.
I’ve found even when I put in several hours a day researching certain things about Japan, the culture, history and what have you, I still seem to not be able to get an article out every day, but I also decided I’d rather have it this way, instead of pushing the situation. I’m personally working on some purposeful use articles. Like how the trash is sorted in Fukuoka as well as doing some research on the sharing culture and the etiquette, so I believe having these articles fairly researched over a few days a bit better then flinging random information out that I find on the first video or article that pops up on a Google search.
Also with this new take on my article writing and research I’m taking a suggestion (to a point) from a user on Jref.com as well about how even basic things can be skewed over the internet. The internet is not all mighty and there is a huge gap in certain things and information, which is true, so I’ll be working on more ‘useful’ information for myself before leaving to Japan. With that said, I also have learned a lot of things about the world and Japan that have been confirmed by real people, so it’s not entirely a bad thing (obviously). Since I developed this site personally for myself to learn about the culture and then for you (and others) next, I have to decide what is going to best serve me on my journey. With that, I’ve decided to do some work on dialect work from Fukuoka here in the future (and other relevant works) as that’s where I’ll be living and that’s what truly important. I do look forward to filming and doing personal work while over there that is physical and can be measured in real-time instead of constantly having to personally research situations about Japan. Instead I’d like to report on real time on goings from inside Japan. We’re also hoping to get a guest writer position for http://fukuoka-now.com
So even though we’ve (I) have not been able to do an article a day, I am still researching to write better quality and perhaps more truthful and accurate information moving forward as best as I can.
Popular Laundry Detergent in Japan + Natural/Organic Brands
I’m someone who knows more then the general public does when it comes to the chemical warfare that we are exposed to every day, I’ve done the research and have seen the physical effects of bad detergents, not only are most horribly bad for the environment, they are also horribly bad for YOU, and especially children.
Most laundry detergent are so bad for you, that the lobbyist here in America made it so that laundry detergent manufactures do not BY LAW have to tell you what it’s in the mixture of death. To be blunt, it’s a toxic concoction of petroleum based products and many are straight responsible for the rise in asthma and respiratory challenges as well as cancer. To push this even further in many main stream brands of detergents have a chemical used in them that are actually used in laboratory conditions to INDUCE asthma attacks for research!
So here is a basic run down of popular detergents in Japan, and few you may want to lean towards when given the option! Overall it’s not super popular for natural/organic safe detergents in Japan, but they do exist! When my wife and I get over there we’ll update with a new post when we find more options for those that care about their health.
WARNING UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE RUN FAR FAR AWAY FROM THESE BRANDS
Words to know when reading ingredients and words on detergent boxes/bottles:
Laundry detergent is typically labeled as: 洗濯用合成洗剤 on the back following 品名 (hinmei), which means “product name”
Arau (SAFE TO BUY)
ニュービーズ (New Beads)
シャボン玉 (Soap Bubble)
ブルーダイヤ (Blue Diamond)
洗浄剤 (washing soap) -アクアウォッシュ洗浄剤
Pigeon – Pua Fabric softener:
Fabric softener bottles look very similar to laundry detergent bottles, but instead, their 品名 (“product name”) on the table on the back of the bottle will be 柔軟仕上げ剤. Also, fabric softeners tend to be extremely scented, which is reflected by the flowers, berries and other representations of scents on the bottle. Fabric softener has been shown to be the most poisonous part of doing laundry. The EPA actually says on their own website that if some of these chemicals are floating around in the air that they are to be taken serious and to be avoided. DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER. It’s better to get dryer balls instead to make your clothes less starchy.