Step up to the Taiko beats!

History of Taiko There are many Japanese traditional drums. But only one has a long history to go with. Taiko is an ancient percussion instrument used extensively in Japanese folklore and has spread across the world as well. taikosource.com/ 2. Shime-Daiko youtube.com/

Japan: The Special Needs Friendly Country

After reading this you will fall in love with Japan even more! There was an opinion voiced by Ayesha Almazrou, The National’s journalist, that one of the most important signs of advancement in any city is the integration of people with special needs into the community. I pretty much agree with her statement, people with…

Learn About Japan with Maruko Chan

Chibi Maruko Chan Anime Chibi Maruko Chan is one of the popular anime TV series in Japan. It is very famous and has been followed by a lot of audiences. It talks about the everyday life of a little girl called Maruko Chan. Who is Maruko Chan? お母さん、ありがとう。4つも給食袋作ってくれて、大変だったよね。なのに・・・。前田さんのバカ。かわいくないなんて言う人には絶対あげないよ。お母さんが許しても、あたしは絶対許さない。『お母さんの給食袋』18時から、お楽しみにね。 pic.twitter.com/7oewqeAi3E — ちびまる子ちゃん【公式】 (@tweet_maruko) February 18, 2017…

Meet the Adorable Japanese Character Kapibara-san !

You might have seen Capybaras in Japan. Either at a zoo or as the popular character that triggered numerous merchandise and established a huge fan base of the biggest rodent on earth. What characteristic feature is it that makes Japanese people instantly fall in love with capybaras? Capybaras the Animals blogs.c.yimg.jp/ Native to South America,…

Get Familiar with These Fun and Easy Japanese Word Games!

Japanese have many kinds of games, such as board games, card games and word games. Today, I want to talk about some word games that can usually be found in anime or manga. Japanese use kana to play with words or phrases, and pronunciation. There are some Japanese word games that you should get to…

3 Japanese Writers you should know

livedoor.blogimg.jp/ If you do not have a chance to visit Japan often, there is another way of indulging into the culture, if you are not that much into manga and anime. Postwar literature is the best way to meet real Japan, without stereotypes like samurais, schoolgirls, or anime. There are plenty of Japanese authors, whose…

10 Japanese Animations to Bring Back Those Childhood Memories

I am sure that all of you have seen Japanese cartoon movies on tv a some stage. Also, maybe many of you have a favorite that reminds you of your childhood! Yes, there is no doubt that Japan has many great cartoons that have also been on show in many other countries. Some of them…

4 Iconic Japanese Inventions Still Commonly Used Today

Have you ever thought which country things you use or do today come from? Perhaps you have, and some things may even come from Japan! I want to show you the most iconic inventions that came from Japan in this article. 1. Cup noodle ja.wikipedia.org/ I can imagine your face when you see this! This…

3 Secrets of The Japanese Diet Pyramid

Do you know that the Japanese Diet is considered as one of the healthiest of the world? Take the example of the elder generations. They are healthy and despite their age they still able to ride on bicycles, garden and even go to work. 1. Low Cholesterol jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese do eat red meat, but they…

What do the Japanese think of me?

Before I came to Japan, I definitely held some pre-conceived ideas about what Japan, and Japanese people, would be like. Some of these assumptions were pretty much on the mark, but there were others that surprised me. flagsandpoles.com/ So it got me thinking – I wonder what Japanese people think of me? What pre-conceived ideas…
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