How many Japanese have passports?

As the year is ending and everybody is celebrating their New Year holidays, the news will be filled with stories of people vacationing in other countries. 


According to the passport statistics of 2017 released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a surprising one in four Japanese have passports. 


What is the passport holding rate in other countries?


According to this Forbes’ article , the US passport holding rate is 42% (2017). Canada is 66% (2016), and the UK (England and Wales only) is 76% (2016). 


And all these numbers are still higher than Japan. 


One of the reasons why many Japanese do not possess a passport is because Japan is an Island. In Europe, visiting a foreign country is akin to visiting a neighbouring town since they are still reachable by car or bus. They also have the Schengen Visa that lets people travel seamlessly from country to country without passports check. 


You can reach Paris from London in 2.5 hours via the Eurostar High Speed train; it feels like a domestic trip. 


As a side note, Chinese passport holding rate is also surprisingly low: it is said that it is still about 5%. However, there is no doubt that the number will go up in the future.


■ Three reasons Japanese are not interested in overseas travel


The reason for not going abroad for each person is different, but some people are not interested in overseas travel to begin with for the following reasons.


  1. Close friends and family do not travel

Looking at the passport holding rate by prefecture, 40% of all passports are held by people from 1 city and 3 prefectures (Tokyo · Kanagawa · Saitama · Chiba). 


The worst 3, Aomori, Iwate and Akita have single digit passport holding numbers.


If people around you do not travel overseas there are less conversations about overseas trips and it’s not a consideration to people as a possible holiday activity.


Small and medium enterprises also do not allow long holidays. Travel expenses also tend to be higher during the season and it doesn’t make sense to just travel for a few days. 


  1. Preparing to travel can be daunting 

To travel overseas, preparation can be quite daunting. Things like applications have to be filled, currency has to be exchanged, insurance has to be bought, SIM cards have to be purchased. 


There are many joys to traveling, but if this pre-travel phase is considered cumbersome, they will not take the initiative to travel. 


  1. Satisfied in Japan


Japan has everything that one needs. It has four seasons, with snowy mountains on one side and sandy beaches on the other, with tiny villages to bustling metropolises to visit. 


Also compared to the past, these days there’s less mystery surrounding foreign countries because of television and the internet.


One of the best passports to possess is a Japanese passport. 


In the recent “Henley Passport Index 2018” survey to determine the degree of freedom of passports, presented by Henry & Partners, Japan tied with Singapore for first place. In fact you can travel to 180 countries with no visa (or a visa on arrival). It would be a waste not to use such a convenient passport.


Of course it is important to deepen the understanding of one’s own country and international travel has its own hassles, but if you slowly expanding your horizons, then one day you might travel internationally. 


Article contributed by Japan Truly

Caring for Remy Hair + Virgin Brazilian Hair Review

Ladies it’s so worth it to just spend extra money to buy high quality hair why because once you’ve bought it and you’ve taken it out if you cared for it you can reuse it and it can last up to a year if you purchase good quality hair and bundles my pack hair so right now I have conditioner I washed it and now it’s conditioner setting on it just like I would do if I was taking care of my real hair

It’s worth it to go the extra mile on the coin because in the long run it actually saves you because you don’t have to keep repeating and buying hair all over again just buy you some good hair one time it can last you the whole here take it out don’t wear it all year now take it out wash it let your hair breathe and then do a reinstall but it’s so worth it okay so I’ve now gone and rinsed out the conditioner so I’m gonna take the blow-dryer and I’m going to blow-dry a little bit I’m not gonna dry it all the way with a blow-dryer because I don’t want the hair to get straight I want it to dry in its natural state

I mean I wanted to curl in his natural state so I’m gonna just dry it a little bit so it’s not dripping wet and then I’m gonna let the rest of it air dry do everything like you would do if you were taking care of your real hair so we Flatiron it don’t use excessive heat when you blow-dry it I’m going to use I’m gonna use the medium setting and then I’ll take it down to the low setting but you don’t want to overdo anything you don’t want to over use heat on your extensions just like you won’t want to over use heat on your real hair okay so I got my hair dry enough where I was comfortable walking around with it so I’m gonna let it finish drying on its own at this point so per say yes just like what your real here when is wet wanna comb it through with a wide tooth comb not a fine come let me got to show you guys here so I want it to envy hair salon which if you’re not in Atlanta metro area it is a franchise here they have three locations here so far.

I went to the one in Lithia Springs and the stolen was really really good I bought the hair from in me it’s their hair and you know so that my installation they’re very flat so in it’s not bumpy you can wear our head and it just fit so good anyway this is something left over here so this is what the hair looks like out the pack this is their Brazilian and I think this is the yeah this is some hair left from the 14 inches long bundle I got a 16 and a 14 install plus a closure I really do like the hair on its it’s soft is very soft pros and cons it does not I have not had a shedding problem

I mean obviously gonna have a little shedding over time when you’re brushing your hair or flattering in or whatever but it’s not bad shedding over time at the nape as it is with a lot of hair or on the nape of the neck it did it does tangle a little bit but it’s not hard to just comb my or brush out really easy let me show you guys what I use on the hair when I’m washing it stay with the camera I’m trying to get my camera flip over I guess I gotta hit the button why isn’t it acting right okay well I’ll just turn it around so what I use is the darn a fruit fruit this is it fruit it’s a fruit juice whatever the darn yeah you know what I’m talking about I use the triple nutrition system so this is the conditioner shampoo I use

I also use this marvelous oil hair elixir I love it and what I’m going to do as far as my extensions are concerned is once it’s completely dry I’m going to apply a little bit to the entire head because it’s gonna give it this really nice healthy shine so it’s gonna make the hair look very healthy and strong it smells really really really really good so really good I do like that what else do I need to tell you about the hair I mean it’s good I like the hair the hair is good I do not like their closure I will never buy another closure from them unless they do a reconstruction the hair of the closure is fine I did not like the construction of the closure because we really like the stylist had to really make the part you know to me it wasn’t an easy closure to just do parting on so we really really had to make and create that part in the closure so I didn’t like that mmm the baby hairs but outside of that the bundles are great I don’t really have any complaints about the bundles it says virgin in a virgin it’s wrap it is.

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I will say it’s Remy but it’s not virgin and the reason why I say it’s not virgin it’s because as soon as that flatiron hit it that smell came out of it you know that smell that corn chip smell and true virgin hair does not have that smell that smell often comes from the hair being acid wash and if it’s been accent watched it’s no longer virgin hair you know virgin hair means there’s been no chemical processing or altering of the hair now you can still have ringing hair that’s not virgin okay all virgin hair is roomy but not all remy hair is virgin!

I eat you have virgin energy diet at that point it’s still ringing but it’s no longer virgin I have an entire video on the differences between virgin remy pact hair all of that stuff it’s been up for a while but you can just go to my page and under the hair 101 section and you will find that but yeah take care of your extensions if you if you’re buying the good quality buns.

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KZ ZSX Review

This is the KZ ZSX. I normally don’t review wired IEMs, but I received a review unit over, and I happen to have the ZS10 Pro. So I thought it would make a nice comparison for anyone who is deciding between the two. In terms of packaging, the ZSX has a slightly nicer box and presentation compared to the ZS10 Pro, which has the same cheap packaging as the ZSN Pro.

KZ ZSX Review

Inside the box, I was hoping for a slightly nicer cable, or just an extra pair of foam tips since this is a little more expensive, but nope. Still the same decent, but easily tangled brown cable, and the same silicone eartips. In terms of the design, other than a different metal plate on top, which is a zinc alloy by the way, the ZSX has a similar resin shell like the ZS10 Pro. Just bigger and with a slightly different shape. It’s definitely a different look and feel compared to the ZS10 Pro, which shares more resemblance with the ZSN Pro. I prefer the design of the ZSX a little bit more just because it’s a little less shiny.

Because of the slight protrusion near the top, I definitely feel the ZSX in my ears a bit more. It’s not uncomfortable for me, but depending on the shape of your ears, these might not fit as well. In terms of hardware, the ZSX uses a configuration that is similar to the ZS10 Pro just with 1 extra BA driver. So a total of 5 BA drivers plus 1 dynamic driver on each side. It still kinda blows my mind that you can get these types of configuration at this price point. I remember paying like close to a hundred Singapore dollars for the UE600 years ago, and that had just a single BA driver. Anyway, in terms of how the ZSX sounds, it’s really nice.

It has an energetic sound with slightly boosted bass, extended highs, and the mids are pretty nice and detailed as well. The bass sounds pleasant , and doesn’t overpower the rest of the sound. Compared to the ZS10 Pros, the ZSX sounds more natural to me, especially for vocals. There is a bit more airy-ness to the sound which makes it less artificial and metallic sounding to me. Not sure if this is the right way to describe it, but on the ZS10 Pro the sound rolls off a bit too quickly, making it sound a little unnatural to me. The treble is a little too bright for my liking as well, and at times could sound a little harsh.

So I definitely prefer the sound on the ZSX more. Because of the differences I’ve mentioned above, I actually feel like the ZSX is slightly less fatiguing to listen to, which is nice. And while we’re talking about fatigue, I noticed a difference when it comes to the cable with mic versus the one without. To me ears, I’m hearing less details with the cable with mic, especially in the higher and lower frequencies. It also has a lower volume output as well, and was also more fatiguing for my ears for some reason. Talking about cables, I have the updated Bluetooth cable as well, and I noticed a slight degradation in sound quality, which is to be expected. However, it’s still going to sound better than most true wireless earbuds, just that you have to deal with the cable, and the shorter battery life. It’s probably not that great for jogging as well. In the end, I do think the ZSX is a small, but nice upgrade over the ZS10 Pro.

However, if you like a brighter sound, the ZS10 Pro could be better for you. But either way, I think they’re both good value for money, and both provides a fun and engaging listening experience at reasonable prices. Since the Tin T2 is also around the same price range, and I also have one with me, let’s talk about that as well. The T2 is not as colourful or detailed sounding compared to the ZSX, and the bass response is much flatter, so bass heads probably won’t enjoy this. But it still has enough going for it to make it engaging to listen to. It sounds smoother and more natural to me, which makes it less fatiguing to listen to. The soundstage also seems a bit wider, and the vocals are a bit more forward as well. Personally, while I do enjoy immersing myself in all the details that the ZSX is able to provide, I’m probably still picking up the Tin T2 if I know I’ll be listening to music for extended periods of time.

It’s just a lot more comfortable for me. Ultimately, I think they’re both good in their own ways, and it really depends on what you’re looking for. Anyway, I know I’m not exactly an audiophile and this is not a very technical review, but I hope that as a regular consumer just trying to get better audio quality at more reasonable prices, I was able to provide some useful information at least.

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Mistakes You’re Making That Ruin Your Hair

We all know the feeling of a great hair period. But did you know you might be spoiling your chances of nailing your look, with the exact procedures you use to achieve it? From mixing firebrands to raising the heat, here are the ways we’re destroying our mane. Scouring very hard-bitten While you likely enjoy a good professional scalp rub, it’s not something you are able to D.I.Y. at home. “Everyone in favor of prevailing? ” Dove celebrity stylist Cynthia Alvarez explained why, telling Glamour, “Wet hair is weak and more prone to breaking … Stroke your scalp from forehead to nape, on the two sides, and along the hairline rather than scratching aggressively.” That is something that leads for oily “hairs-breadth”, since your scalp will overproduce oil if scoured very hard. Swear off the domino effect and leave scalp massages to the experts. Mixing brands It’s easy to rationalize splurging on a top-of-the-line shampoo, peculiarly if you plan to even up certain differences by buying a super cheap off-brand conditioner to use with it.

“They’ve gone wild. The daughters have gone wild.” But Good Housekeeping’s beauty lab director, Birnur Aral, says, “Shampoos and conditioners are developed and researched for efficacy in pairs, which allows their companies to optimize parts for their individual functions.” “This is like my dream and my nightmare all at one time.” She claims that mingling labels might actually attain them least effective. The best bet is to buy your shampoo and conditioner in branded pairs.

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Total washout “Excuse me miss, your fuzz is completely naked.” “It better be.” Whether you clean your “hairs-breadth” three or six times per week, there’s really no one-size-fits-all list when it comes to this subject. But celebrity hairdresser Tonya Le told Insider, ” … paying attention to the little ratifies your hair is giving you can help you come up with the most wonderful drying schedule.” If your colouring fades-out abruptly, even when you’re using make attained exclusively for treated whisker, you could be moistening too often. Same slew if your hair is frizzy, feels dry, or is separating on the ends. Le admonishes, “A total lack of humidity from divesting oils can also be used cause a cool, flaky scalp and as your scalp bone-dries out so does your hair.” But even if you’ve cut back on how often you bath, there’s a right and a wrong way to suds up. Pantene celebrity stylist Danilo Dixon told Good Housekeeping that in order to get good coverage with your shampoo, “Squeeze it into your palms, then use your digits to work it from your scalp to the ends.” And … don’t forget to rinse.

Too much towel war “I don’t wanna be critical, but this is very chewy.” “You’re eating a hand towel.” When you step out of the shower with drenched hair, it’s second nature to grab a towel and wrap it tightly around your premier. But celeb hairdresser Monae Everett told HuffPost that towel-drying is actually one of the most serious things you can do to your mane. Even time squeezing your hair with a terry cloth towel is bad news. Everett says, “This can degenerate split ends and justification small-minded holes along the hair shaft, fading the hair.” Instead, Everett recommends switching out your cotton towel for a microfiber towel or even a T-shirt to gently “blot and constrict your hair dry.” Too hot to hold You certainly don’t want to scorch your ropes. But it turns out there’s a way to safely heat-style your fuzz, according to experts. Before you affect the blow-dryer, celeb hairdresser Charles Baker Strahan told Today, “Put a few drops of petroleum on soaking “hairs-breadth” to protect from detriment while domesticate frizz and flyaways.” But the most important step is becoming sure your hair implements aren’t piping hot , no matter whether your “hairs-breadth” is damp or wholly dry.

While thicker hair necessitates higher temps , no one should be using 400 positions of hot or more, according to celebrity stylist Jamika Wilson. She told Today, “While you think this comes your “hairs-breadth” directly and smooth, you are actually damaging the hair.” Brushing your fuzz all erroneous “Dang.” “Aw man.” “Gag me.” If you don’t cover your hair before you hop-skip in the shower, you’re not alone. However, celeb hairdresser Nunzio Saviano told Shape that shampooing simply generates more knots. So, give your hair a clean before you shower, peculiarly if your whisker mazes readily. But don’t only brush straight-out from your roots to your culminates. Instead, detangle your hair by grazing near the ends to start, and then moving up your pate, a little at a time. And this doesn’t mean you should “ve forgotten” your springs. Stylist Nick Penna told the mag, “Brushing your beginnings is crucial for arousing the scalp and redistributing natural oils that help necessity the “hairs-breadth” and keep it healthy.” “Richer.

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Top 5 Places to Shop in Jakarta Indonesia

Jakarta, the huge capital of Indonesia, is a blend of various culture , religions, and histories. It is a beautiful place with some great tourist spots. When you are in Jakarta, you must really go shopping. It is filled with exciting places to shop and a wonderful nightlife. This so-called megapolitan is a charm in Southeast Asia. It is lovely, different, and adventurous. When you are in Jakarta, you can be assured to have a great shopping experience. Here are the top 5 places to shop in Jakarta!


Shopping at Jalan Surabaya is a unique experience. Filled with various shops, good-natured sellers, and lovely items, Jalan Surabaya is an amazing place for bargain shoppers. As you walk down the road cramped with vintage lanterns, antiques, and jewellery, you will realize that you can find anything here. And by anything, I mean anything! This marvellous flea market has some amazing souvenirs if you have the knack for buying things at a flea market. You can also find some really rare items here. There are also some nice coffee shops on the street, where you can relax when you get tired of all the strolling and haggling. Just remember to take your time while shopping here, and you will successfully take home some really nice gifts for your family and friends.


Located in a multifunctional complex, the Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall is one of South East Asia’s largest shopping centres. It is located very close to the Selamat Datang and Bundaran HI. This is your mall if you love shopping –it has everything for women, men, and children. There are affordable shops and high-end luxury brands. There are some amazing eateries here and if you are a car lover, you can spot some really expensive cars around here. The only downside about shopping here is that the mall is really very huge. If you are going here for the first time, you may have slight trouble navigating your way around the place. But the good news is that the staff is lovely and very helpful and will assist you in any kind of help you need!


Senayan City is seven-floored, high-end shopping mall. It is located right in front of the Plaza Senayan, probably the oldest mall in Jakarta. Even though the Senayan City is not as high-end as the Plaza, it is becoming more popular. This is your mall if you want to affordable luxury shopping. It is a clean and fun-filled place, with cinema halls, food shops, and gadget stores. There is an amusement park for children and a supermarket in case you are looking for some grocery. This mall makes it to the list because it is one of the most upcoming malls in Jakarta and is rightly so.


ITC Mangga Dua is a part of the Mangga Dua shopping district. There are six malls in the district, each specialising in different products. ITC Mangga is your place to go to if you are looking for fashion and accessories. The mall is a retail mall and looks more like a factory building. It is filled with all kinds of clothes. You must bargain and will be able to bring down the prices a little. When you like something, buy it, because chances are that you won’t find the item again in the mall. If you are looking for genuine designer clothes at a discounted price, ITC Mangga Dua is not your place. This is where you will find cheap imported stuff and some amazing souvenirs. It is a little crowded, but it is amazing!



A wholesale market for fashion clothes, the busy market of Tanah Abang is one of the biggest markets in Asia. If you know the right place, you can find anything here. There is a lot of scope for haggling and if you are patient, you will find some amazing stuff. Since this is a very popular market, it is usually jam packed with people. It is not recommended that you bring children along to this market. Traffic is crazy during rush hours, so beware of that. The place can be really chaotic, and if you are not into haggling and street-shopping, you may want to avoid the market. But all said and done, this is one of the craziest markets in entire Asia, and you must visit it at least once for a different shopping experience!

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Teenage Fashion History

Youngsters additionally utilized mold to check out individual and aggregate personalities. Amid the 1890s, for instance, many working young ladies in urban America rejected traditionalist methods of female dress for vainglorious hues, extravagant embellishments, and skirts and dresses slice to emphasize their hips and thighs. Youthful working men additionally received particular styles. In the mid-nineteenth century, for example, the Bowery region of New York City was home to dandified road toughs known as “B’hoys.” According to the socialite Abraham Dayton, “These ‘B’hoys’ … were the most consummate dandies of the day,” and strutted the boulevards with luxuriously lubed front locks, expansive overflowed caps, turned-down shirt collars, dark gown coats with skirts beneath the knee, weaved shirts, and “a bounty of adornments as shifted and expensive as the b’hoy could get” (Dayton, pp. 217-218).

Teenage Fashion Trend

Equivalent forms likewise showed up in Europe. For example, in his self-portraying record of life in the British town of Salford, Robert Roberts reviewed the posses of youthful toughs known as “scuttlers” who, when the new century rolled over, donned a trademark style of “association shirt, chime bottomed pants, overwhelming calfskin belt chose in extravagant outlines with a vast steel clasp, and thick, press shod obstructs” (Roberts, p. 155).

Flappers and Campus Culture

The 1930s saw the young market extend further. In Britain, in spite of a general monetary downturn, youthful specialists’ expendable salaries steadily rose, and they were sought by a developing scope of buyer businesses. In the United States, the monetary blast of the 1920s additionally guaranteed a sprouting youth showcase, while particular styles turned out to be progressively connected with the youthful. The picture of the youthful, female “flapper” was particularly noticeable. With her smooth styles, short weaved hair, and lively relaxation interests, the model flapper included in many publicizing efforts as the encapsulation of chic innovation.

Attire styles equipped to young fellows likewise turned out to be more particular. From the 1890s sportswear wound up well known for easygoing clothing. Shirt styles beforehand worn for games supplanted more formal attire as another, relaxation situated tasteful surfaced inside young fellows’ mold. Demonstrative was the presence of the “Bolt Man,” who turned into an installation of notices for Arrow shirts from 1905 ahead. A model of all around prepped and etch jawed manliness, the “Bolt Man” was a young and slick manly prime example whose virile strength ensured a fashionability untainted by doubts of effeminacy. With the development of American schools and colleges amid the 1920s, an identifiable “university” or “Ivy League” style of dress additionally came to fruition. Dress firms, for example, Campus Leisure-wear (established in 1922), together with the motion picture, magazine, and promoting businesses, offered intelligibility to this keen however easygoing blend of traditional shirts, chino slacks, letter sweaters, cardigans, and loafers.

Worldwide Circulation of Teenage Fashion

The development of the broad communications was a pivotal factor in the scattering of high school form. The multiplication of teenager magazines, movies, and TV music shows, for example, American Bandstand (syndicated on the ABC organize from 1957), guaranteed that movements in high schooler styles spread rapidly all through the United States. The worldwide course of U.S. media likewise enabled the designs of high school America to spread around the world. In Britain, for instance, the zoot suit was received by London adolescents amid the 1940s, the style in this manner advancing into the since quite a while ago, “hung” coats that were the identification of 1950s toughs known as “Teddy young men.” Behind the “press drapery,” as well, youths were affected by American design. In the Soviet Union, for instance, the 1950s saw a style known as “stil” create as a Russian elucidation of American high school mold.

As in the U.S., statistic shifts supported the development of the European high schooler advertise. In Britain, for instance, an after war time of increased birth rates saw the quantity of individuals matured under twenty develop from three million out of 1951 to more than four million by 1966. A development of instruction additionally fortified thoughts of youngsters as a careful social gathering. As in America, monetary patterns were likewise fundamental. In Britain, for example, light levels of youth business improved youth’s discretionary cashflow, and economic specialists, for example, Mark Abrams recognized the ascent of “unmistakable young spending for particular high school closes in an unmistakable adolescent world” (Abrams, p. 10). The high schooler showcase that rose in after war Britain, in any case, was more regular workers in character than its American proportional. In Britain increments in youth spending were concentrated among youthful specialists, and Abrams evaluated that “not far shy of 90 percent of all high school spending” was “molded by average workers taste and qualities” (Abrams, p. 13).

European youth style sustained once more into the advancement of U.S. youth culture. Amid the mid-1960s, for instance, America was charmed by a British popular music “attack” led by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. American ladies’ mold, in the interim, was changed by British fares, for example, the miniskirt and Mary Quant’s chic innovator plans. English menswear was additionally persuasive. Reviewing the design scene in “Swinging London,” for instance, Time magazine was awed by “the new, way-out mold in young fellows’ garments” (Time, 15 April 1966). In pre-winter 1966 a whirlwind of media energy likewise encompassed the entry in America of British “Mod” style-a combination of fitted shirts, strongly cut coats, and decreased pants, which was itself enlivened by the easily custom fitted lines of Italian form.

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