“Yuna-Chan”: The New Project Helping Revive Fukushima Prefecture

It has been six years since the devastating tsunami hit the seacoast of Fukushima Prefecture. These past years, more and more towns in the coastal area of Fukushima are getting back on their feet and starting to rebuild their lives again. One of these areas is Minamisoma City, a town located in the northern part…

Find Out About Dean Fujioka, the Japanese Artist Known All Over the World!

Those who are familiar with the popular anime Yuri!!! On Ice would have definitely heard of their opening theme song “History Maker” by Dean Fujioka. This song has been a hit since the anime’s debut on October 5th, 2016, and the name Dean Fujioka has been linked to the anime ever since. However, did you…

Find Out About Ishoku Hada, a Bold and Eye-catching New Fashion Trend in Japan!

It is no surprise that new fashion trends keep on sprouting in Tokyo. In 2017, another trend hit the neighborhoods of the capital city. Insanely bright and colorful painted skin is now considered a form of self-expression and is becoming increasingly popular. This new fashion trend is known as ‘Ishoku Hada’, which literally means unique…

Japanese Street Fashion: What Is the ‘Decora’ Style and How Does It Look?

As some people already know, there are many diverse street fashion styles that exist in Japan. For people outside of the country, they might find some of the fashion styles quite unusual, but they have many dedicated followers out there that think of it as a passion – a lifestyle even. One of the most…

Are There LGBT Families in Japan? What Is Their Situation Like?

Japan is a country of advancement, and in many aspects, it seems to be one step ahead of everybody else. However, there is one area in which this country is lagging behind. And that area consists of issues relating to LGBT. It was not until recent years that Japan’s outlook on the LGBT community started…

Japanese Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ Is Going to Be a Hollywood Live-Action Film!

Following the success of the Japanese animation Kimi no Na wa or Your Name in 2016, a Hollywood live-action remake is going to be released in the future. Although there are no clear announcements yet regarding the filming locations, TOHO (a Japanese film distributor) has already announced that the live-action Hollywood version of the animation…

A New Live-Action Film Adaptation of a Shojo Manga Is About to Come Out in Japan!

A girl sings in hopes of being reunited with her childhood friends. Two boys write songs for only one girl to sing. What kind of music will they create? A live-action film adaptation of the manga series, Fukumenkei Noise (覆面系ノイズ), finally opens in Japanese cinemas this November 2017. Check it out! Fukumenkei Noise Fukumenkei Noise,…

3 Japanese Fashion Icons That Prove Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Style

Ever since Facebook bought Instagram, photo sharing has become a widespread and easy online activity. Add it up to the brilliant way of how hashtags work, and you can expect thousands of people to discover online content within a short amount of time regardless of where they are in the world. This speed in information…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…
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