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At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the...

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the...

Winter is already here and the best way to celebrate it is, of course, to decorate all the city streets with colorful bright lights to express the joy of the season. While all countries do their best to impress their citizens with the blindingly bright decorations, there is something...

Pokémon GO undoubtedly is a popular game not only in Japan but also around the world. It is a free-to-play, location-based reality game which successfully attracted so many people of different ages. Although the ultimate goal of the game is to catch, battle, and train Pokémon which are virtual...

At the mention of the word "matsuri (Japanese festival)," most people would typically associate it with the summer season. However, there are many unique and fun festivals to take part in during the cooler autumn as well. Join me in learning about the Sandai Kunchi (三大くんち) of Kyushu happening...

When in Japan, you will most likely come across ekiben (train station bento boxes) shops housed within the train stations especially if there are long-distance train services passing through there. In order to ease your hunger pangs during the long journeys, there is a dizzying variety of prepacked bento...

The scorching hot and humid summer of Japan went by in a blink of an eye and who would have thought we'd be handing in the season of change with some rain clouds so soon! I'm sure some of you are already looking forward to the possible things that...

Halloween is right around the corner. Have you already decided what costume to wear? If you're in Japan, the tradition of the event lies in two things: commercialism and costume. Over the years, people have shown a gradual increase in Halloween interest which resulted in the rise of commercial...

Just about everyone has heard of "Where’s Wally?" (ウォーリーを探せ!), which is also known as "Where’s Waldo?" in North America. Interestingly enough, in October 2016, there will be a Where’s Wally? Wally Run (ウォーリーラン) in Japan where you can gather with thousands of people clad in the similar outfit! japantrends.com/ About Where's...

The Setouchi Triennale or Setouchi International Art Festival is an international modern art festival that takes place on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, which separates the main island and Shikoku island of Japan. First held in 2010, this festival that takes place once every three years was...

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