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A while back, Ryota Kohama (小浜良太), the bassist of the very well-known rock band in Japan called ONE OK ROCK (ワンオクロック), announced in the band’s concert on 18 February 2017 that he actually got married earlier that month. Okay, cool, getting married and keeping it secret from the public...

The list of YouTubers in Japan is growing at an exponential rate so it can be quite difficult to determine which ones are worth your time. And while that often comes down to personal preference, this article is designed to help you find some YouTubers who make videos about...

"Laughter is the best medicine." It may be a cliché, but apparently, many people believe in this philosophy as we put our TV sets in our homes and tune into entertainment shows to relieve ourselves from the stress we have been feeling that day. Japan is known for its unique...

If you’re into Japanese drama series and would like to see a very moving drama, then you should try watching Ichi Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙), translated into English as One Liter of Tears. There is a lot to discover with a special episode, a movie and the original diary...

Kiko Mizuhara (水原希子) is one of Japan's most famous top models. She played as Mikasa (ミカサ) in the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) live-action movies, and she also models for known brands in Japan. She has been gracing numerous Japanese and international magazines ever since her debut several years ago. She...

Well-known Japanese actor Matsuzaka Tori (松坂桃李) hits our screens again, this time as the star of the mystery drama entitled Shikaku Tantei Higurashi Tabito (視覚探偵日暮旅人), translated to Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi in English. Get ready to see the actor play the part of investigator Higurashi Tabito who is tempting...

Are you curious about the young lady who provided the voice for Mitsuha (三葉) in the box office hit anime film Your Name (君の名は)? Then check out this Japanese drama featuring her as the lead - Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba (ホクサイと飯さえあれば) or All You Need is a Meal with...

There is a great reason for spring in Japan being a highly anticipated season that draws huge crowds of locals and foreign visitors: cherry blossom! Nobody can resist the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms, known as "sakura (桜)" in Japanese, while eating dango (団子) or sweet Japanese rice dumplings....

The train is probably the most reliable form of transportation you can find in Japan. It mostly arrives on time and is an easy way to get around. When people hang out with friends and co-workers for a drinking party, they obviously don't drive a car but use the...

The "hime cut" (姫カット) is a very popular hairstyle which originated in Japan. It is the favorite of fashionistas, including celebrities across the world from Taylor Swift to many Asian celebrities. It is said to make one look prettier and increases elegance and grace. Let's take a look at...

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