May 3, 2017

It’s been a while since I wrote a new blog. I had my good reasons for this. I was brushing up my Japanese language skills in Japan. Although Japanese expats speak English, it is a small kind of respect to speak their mother tongue at a minimum level. The best way they...

November 17, 2016

Some people ask me questions about the logo of Irasshai. With this blog post I want to reveal the story behind the logo of my freelance business. On the left side of the logo you can perceive a black dot with a red design in it. The red figure, which is by the way styl...

November 5, 2016

Speaking Japanese is not easy for a native Dutch speaking person. For Irasshai, it 's a necessity to speak Japanese at a certain level. It isn't so that I don't speak Japanese at all, but it certainly can be brushed up ... More than ten years ago, I started studying fu...

October 24, 2016

I'm a little bit obsessed with Japanese brands. I think it is related to my Japanese roots, that if I want to buy something, I always wonder if there is a Japanese brand selling it. Whether it is about a guitar (Fender Squier) or a Hifi set (Yamaha), on which I come ba...

October 12, 2016

These days our Royal Hignesses are visiting Japan in the context of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Belgium and Japan. It is welknown that our Royal Family has very strong ties with the Imperial Family of Japan. The boun...

October 7, 2016

First I sincerely want to congratulate Japan and Mr. Ohsumi Yoshinori with the received Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicin 2016. This is already the 25th Nob

September 26, 2016

This year Japan and Belgium are celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations between both countries. It was in december of the year 1866 that the first Belgian diplomat arrived in Japan (Auguste 't Kint de Roodenbeek). Eight months later a treaty between Belgium and J...

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