Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

These 3 Healthy Japanese Dishes Will Fill You Up Without the Unwanted Calories

Whatever body shape and size you have, it is very important to have a proper diet. Japan is probably one of the best places to find healthy food as most Japanese people are conscious about their health. Food portion sizes at restaurants in Japan are relatively smaller than overseas. They also have special eating habits…

Try This Brand New Organic Miso Soup Endorsed by an Australian Model in Japan

Australian model Miranda Kerr is very popular in Japan. Her beauty has a cute look which is the reason why many men and women like her. Ever since she endorsed Marukome, a Japanese miso soup paste producer, her name became more well-known. Recently, she was given another product to advertise with her own personal input;…

Check Out This Japanese Delicacy, One of the Top 50 Foods in the World!

Foie gras is a popular dish hailing from France and consists of the cooked liver of a fattened goose, duck, or hybrid mallard. You can find it in high-end European restaurants all over the world. In Asia, duck liver is also eaten traditionally by the Chinese. The Japanese are not completely unfamiliar and they have…

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

In Need of a Relaxing Bath? Try These 3 Interesting Bath Bombs From Japan!

Had a rough day at work and in need of a relaxing bath? If you find regular baths too boring, you can always use bath bombs. Bath bombs are hard-packed spherical mixtures that fizz in water. They help you relax as they add color, bubbles, aroma, and essential oils to your bath, making your skin…

Protect Your Skin From the Sun This Summer With These 3 Japanese Sunscreens

Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front line. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or…

Get to Know Japan’s Main 3 Convenience Stores for 24-Hour, High-Quality Needs

People who have been to Japan and have attested to the country’s impressive convenience store lineup aren’t exaggerating. Japanese convenience stores, or “konbini” in Japanese, have tons of surprises that will make your first, second, and perhaps even third visit a “wow moment” experience. The presence of these shops is no longer limited to urban…

12 Types of Japanese Street Food to Look Out For at Summer Festivals

Yaki (焼き) street food is one of the favorite types of food of many locals and visitors alike. If you are visiting Japan in the summer season, especially during festivals, the following types of street foods are common at food stalls, called yatai (屋台), on the streets and close to event venues. “Yaki” simply means…
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