2015 July

5 Exotic Japanese Fruits!

Have you ever been grocery shopping in Japan and thought… What on earth is that? If you risk buying an unidentified object you may be in for a treat… or a nasty surprise … depending on which exotic fruit you go for. In this article, we’ll take a look at some interesting fruits you can…

Yokozuna: the highest rank in Sumo

Yokozuna is the highest rank in Sumo Wrestling. Only a few people have become Yokozunas. There are merely some 71 recorded Yokozunas in the history until now since its inception. There is a famous WWF (World Wrestling Federation) wrestler named ‘Yokozuna’ but he is not the original Yokozuna. Yokozuna is a traditional and exclusive Japanese…

The Japanese Artificial Island Airports

Japan is an advanced country with state of the art technology and architecture. Artificial Islands will become more and more common in Asia in the future due to population density and hardship of acquiring land for developing new infrastructure. Japan has many man-made islands. Some of the famous ones are Odaiba in Tokyo and Fukuoka…

CREMIA: new popular soft-serve ice cream in Japan

What is Cremia? Cremia is a new kind of soft-serve ice cream dessert that has become extremely popular here in Japan. The creators of this ice cream were aiming for a new high-end soft serve ice cream that would surprise the world. The Ice Cream pinkpeco.hatenablog.com/ While normal soft serve ice cream consists of somewhere…

What is it like living in Japan?

Being jealous of people who get the chance to live in the wackiest place on earth is a misjudgement. It is a common belief that Japan is the wackiest, most fashionable and most advanced country in the world making other people think that living in the country might be a series of fun, very easy,…

Yonaguni Jima – A mysterious Japanese underwater city

Near the Ryukyu islands, 120km east of Taiwan, lies underwater mystery that has puzzled scientists for almost three decades. The taken pictures look amazing and many questions arise immediately. Japanese Atlantis? i.ytimg.com/ Discovered coincidentally in 1986, a Japanese version of an Atlantis can be found in the ocean. Explanations vary from a sunken city, or…

The Wonders of Tokyo Station: a short guide

Tokyo Station is not just a station. It has become another city which now timelessly fascinates all the people from travellers to businessmen, wide range of customers without boundaries. Known as the only “station-city” in the world, it carries history, culture, tradition, art, science, and modern technology. Celebrating the 100th anniversary this year, Tokyo Station…

Going to a Movie Theater in Japan

Have you wanted to see a movie in Japan, but were not sure if you might run into some problems? Maybe the ticketing process is different or the movie will be dubbed in Japanese or the theatre etiquette will be different. Read on to find out what an experience in a Japanese movie theater is…

6 Museums Worth Visiting When in Hakone Area

Hakone, an area close to the mount Fuji less than 100 km from Tokyo has been famous as a tourist spot because of its natural beauty. Hakone hot springs and lake Ashi are the most popular destinations for the visitors. But actually, besides natural beauty there are many interesting museums around this area. These art…

Gokon: A Japanese Way of Blind Dating

Are you looking for love or in need of a partner? Do you like meeting new people? No need to despair. If you’re living in Japan, then this might be the solution for you! What is “Gokon”? nanapi.jp/ “Gokon” is a Japanese organized group dating. It comes from the words “godo,” which means “mixed,” and…
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