2015 July

Shinjuku Gyoen: amazing green escape!

Tokyo is known to be one of the most crowded cities in the world, however, it is also known for its huge and beautiful parks and gardens, just in the middle of the city. While visiting great shopping places within Tokyo huge skyscrapers and buildings, you can easily take a break from the noise and…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster

Kaiju Volleyball Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is one of the weakest entries in the Godzilla franchise. It really does not fit within the rest of the franchise anywhere, the story is kind of wonky (even for a Godzilla movie), and the fights aren’t even that good. retrovision.tv/ And as I mentioned in the title…

Get your tickets for F1 Japanese Grand Prix!

Are you a fan of Formula One racing thinking where to watch it this year? World`s famous Suzuka Circuit is waiting for you. It is located in Suzuka city in Mie prefecture of Japan. japan-grand-prix.com/ There are a few other circuits such as ‘Fuji Speedway’ but after it withdrew in 2009 from being the venue,…

The fire that never dies!

Ever since I remembered, In my school, I learned that Japan was a bad country. Which means, they were cruel to my fellow men, they killed many people, they blew up pearl harbour and many more. It was written in history books in schools and even taught by our teachers. Regardless, as time passed, and…

Want to see Japan when you’re not there?

Many people across the world are fascinated by Japan and have a great love for the Land of the Rising Sun, myself included. With air travel being so expensive at the moment and the global market still in recovery, it can be difficult for some people to spend the amount of time they want in…

Koi, The Iconic Japanese Pond Fish

Koi is a typical Japanese pond fish which you can find in almost any pond or river canal in Japan. There are two meanings for the Japanese word “Koi”, one being the name of the fish and the other meaning “love” or “care” (the kanji of the words are different). Koi is a freshwater fish…

The Director Akira Kurosawa: Early Life

A Legend Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) is considered one of the greatest directors of all time. He is the director of such films as: The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, Ran, and many many others. Over his career of over 50 years, he directed 30 films. His films have influenced nearly every director working today, including but…

Let’s Take a Bite! Bento, Japanese Home-packed Meals

Bento is a Japanese-style home-packed meal. It is available throughout Japan. It consists of bite-sized rice, fish, and vegetables which are carefully prepared in a box-shaped container. Chopsticks are commonly used for this. Origin crumbsandpetals.com/ The word “bento” originated from the Song Dynasty in China, meaning “convenience” or “convenient.” The earliest bento was made during…

Walking on Historical Footbridges in Japan

Long time ago, Japanese people used to walk rather than commute by train. Roads were not yet fully constructed for the passage of vehicles. This was actually their way of life. They have to go on foot from one place to the other. To make things more accessible, they created footbridges. Footbridges are only used…

3 Animes to make you think or cry!

Many people perceive anime and manga to be childish aspects of Japanese culture and that they are only for children to watch. However for all anime fans out there you will be aware that it is not the case, some anime in fact possibly should not be watched by children. Like any medium anime or…
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