Basically, it says that school lunches in Japanese schools are healthy and delicious.
They are like home cooked meals made with locally grown ingredients, unlike the fast-food type of lunches that I ate in schools in America.
Also, the students serve the food to each other in Japanese schools.
having raised three kids in Japan, I know that students in Japan eat proper food in school.
(What type of sushi has an unknown price?)
Write your answer in the comment section of this post.
I’ll put the correct answer here soon.
*************************************** edited: 2013 April 11
Here is the answer (there are two possible answers):
First, the more common answer is:
「いくら」 (fish roe)
This is because 「いくら」 is pronounced “ikura” and is “fish roe”, which is a possible topping on sushi.
But also 「いくら」 (ikura) is the Japanese for “What is the price?“
Another possible answer is: 「はまち」 (Yellowtail Tuna)
This is also a possible answer to the riddle because 「はまち」 is another possible sushi topping, and it’s pronounced hamachi which sounds similar (with a Japanese pronunciation) to the English phrase “How much?“
McDonalds in Japan have been trying to get more weekday breakfast customers lately.
Awhile back, they offered free menu items, such as an Egg McMuffin or hash browns, to customers who come in for breakfast on a Monday.
This month, McDonalds Japan is having a very unusual campaign to try to boost Monday breakfast sales.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 8, you will be given a free pack of chewing gum.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 15, you will be given a free bottle of shampoo.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 22, you will be given a free pack of skin cream.
And if you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 29, you will be given a free can of Sprite soft-drink.
I’m not very interested in April Fools jokes … so, rather than writing a post that isn’t true in the hopes of fooling you – - I decided to write three facts about Japan that are true and one that is untrue.
Which one do you think is untrue?
And, of course, please leave a comment on this post.
(edited: 2013 April 4)
Twenty people have taken the poll, and most, by a slim margin, answered correctly.
As of today,
- Nine people (45%) answered “‘Sushi‘ means ‘raw fish‘ in English.”,
- Eight people (40%) answered “Japanese police officers carry firearms (guns).”,
- Three people (15%) answered “In Japanese, ‘America’ can written as 「米国」, which literally means ‘Rice Country‘.”, and
- Zero people (0%) answered “In Japan, cars are driven in the left lane of the roads.”
Since the quiz called for finding the one false statement, the nine people who answered that “‘Sushi‘ means ‘raw fish‘ in English.” gave thecorrect answer.
Contrary to popular belief in western countries, sushi is not raw fish. Sashimi is raw fish.
The main ingredient of sushi is vinegared rice. Sushi often includes raw fish (sashimi), but not always.
The other three statements are all true.
* Japanese police are armed. They have a police issue handgun holstered on their belt.
* 「米」 is the Japanese character for “rice“. 「国」 is the character for “country“. And 「米国」 means “America“.
* In Japan, cars drive in the left lane of roads.
Tomorrow, 2013 March 20th, is 春分の日 (Vernal (or Spring) Equinox).
春分の日 (Vernal Equinox) is in the third week of March.
This is one of two days per year that both day and night are an equal twelve hours. It’s also commonly considered the first day of spring (in the northern hemisphere).
This day is a legal holiday in Japan. So, most people have the day off from work or school.
Six month later, in September, is 秋分の日 (Autumn Equinox). That is the other day that both day and night are an equal twelve hours long.
It’s commonly considered the first day of Autumn.
And it is also a legal holiday in Japan.
There is also, of course, 夏至 (Summer Solstice) in June. Daylight is longest on this day. It’s the first day of summer.
And, 冬至 (Winter Solstice) in December. Nighttime is longest on this day. It’s the beginning of winter.
Although both Spring and Autumn Equinoxes are holidays in Japan…oddly, neither Summer or Winter Solstice are.
Maybe you’re wondering how Spring and Autumn Equinoxes are “celebrated” in Japan.
On these days, many people go to their family grave at the cemetery to clean the grave, leave flowers and incense, and remember their ancestors.
Today (March 14) is ホワイトディ (“White Day”) in Japan.
In Japan, Valentines Day is on February 14th like it is in the West…but, here, women give chocolate (often homemade) to men.
And then one month later, on March 14th, men repay the women with a present…it’s called “White Day”.
Men give women candy or some other gift on White Day in Japan…so, this day is actually more similar to Valentines Day in the West than Japanese Valentines Day is.
Click here to read a post that I wrote that explains a bit more about Valentines Day and White Day in Japan.