Is Mass Immigration the Only Way to Save Japan?

Many years ago before I came to Japan, I was taking part in a short-term intensive Japanese study facility to prepare for my coming trip. One of the students ahead of me in the class went a few weeks before my cohort and I. We sent him a letter asking, “What’s Japan like?” In his…

Having a Quarter-Life Crisis? Here Are 3 J-Dramas You Might Relate To

With a pile of bills to pay and loads of responsibilities to shoulder, being in your 20s is hard enough as it is. Add to that the societal pressure of being engaged in a romantic relationship or having a prospective marriage partner, and you will end up with an even more taxing life. While I…

Everything You Need to Know About AKB48’s Sister Group, SKE48!

A large segment of the entertainment industry in Japan consists of none other than what we call “idols.” Idols in Japan, whether performing by group or individually, gain attention and reaches out to fans from both inside the country and across the globe through their work which mostly focuses on music. Here in Japan, majority…

Did You Know That Japan Had Its Own Nuclear Weapons Program?

Many years ago, I attended an anti-nuclear assembly in Wakayama, Japan. This was in about 2007 or 2008, well before the March 11, 2011 earthquake that would shut down the country’s entire nuclear power program. The speaker was very much against nuclear power and nuclear development of any kind. Her speech was rather self-congratulatory as…

Monks Compete Against Each Other to Reawaken Buddhism Among Japanese

Buddhism is a major religion in Japan. Around 90 million people in the country consider themselves as Buddhists. However, in people’s day-to-day lives, many aspects of Buddhist practices and teachings do not necessarily affect them nor are being practiced. It is also quite hard to meet a monk who will give proper guidance to the…

4 Things to Know About the Japanese Footballer Known As ‘The Jaguar’

Having just recently scored a backheel goal in the Rio 2016 Olympics, this 21-year-old player is set to be one of Japan’s brightest rising star in soccer. Takuma Asano Barely anyone outside of Japan has heard of the name Takuma Asano. He was a normal regular player in the J1 League up until July 2016…

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was!

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos! Last time, we showed you how crazy and sexy Halloween 2016 in Japan was with 13 pictures. And since you seem to have liked it, we decided to make another Halloween article. There are far more crazy, interesting, and sexy…

What Guinness Award Did Pikotaro Win? And a PPAP Cafe in Tokyo?

Today, kids and adults alike are always up to date with the newest trend thanks to the easy access to the Internet. We all know that everything that’s popular now will come to cease after some time whether it be a trend or a fad. But the impact that it made will surely leave a…

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos!

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was! Do you know that Halloween is a big crazy event in Japan nowadays? From small parties to gatherings in the streets of big cities – lots of various Halloween events are held and an insane number of people join them. Let’s…
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