2015 August

Yama-no-Hi: The Most Recent Public Holiday in Japan

With several people overworking in Japan, the government has declared another national holiday come 2016. It will be called “Mountain Day” or “Yama-no-Hi” in Japanese. This will be celebrated annually every 11th of August and is considered to be the 16th annual holiday in the country. This celebration was created in order for people to…

Olympic Village Plan after 2020 in Japan

A few years later, everyone around the world will be watching the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. This is more popularly known as Tokyo 2020. blogs.wsj.com/ This event has been planned to be held from July 24-August 9, 2015. A lot of developments and preparations have already been made wherein the country will be spending…

Attack on Titan: A Japanese Dark Fantasy Action Film

Release Coming in Cinema this August, 2015 is the movie entitled, “Attack on Titan.” This is a film based on a manga series by Hajime Isayama, which has been directed by Shinji Higuchi. It is considered to be part of the dark fantasy action films in Japan. Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy which…

Paris Ogawaken: The Original Raisinwich in Japan

A popular Japanese sweet suitable for souvenirs and gifts from Tokyo is “Paris Ogawaken.” This stretches back from ancient times. It is considered to have a very long history dating back to 1905 in Shimbashi, Tokyo. Tetsugoro Ogawa, at the age of 28 started opening his restaurant in Tameiki. His skills were ripened by learning…

Toru Iwatani: The Legendary Pac-Man Designer

Immensely popular up to the present day, Pac-Man, as an arcade game, has been created by a famous Japanese game designer known as Toru Iwatani. storify.com/ Iwatani was born in the Meguro Ward in Tokyo. He started his career in video game business last 1977 by joining the Namco Limited Company, popularly known as Namco.…

Japanese band “Golden Senior Trio” – the Oldest Band in the World!

With the average age of 83, the Golden Trio Band broke the Guinness World record of the “Oldest Band in the World”! As the name implies, the band consists of three senior members. They have overthrown the Peace Old Jazz Band from China who were comparatively youthful, aging 76 during their reign. Get to Know…

Shiseido: Cutting Edge Cosmetics Since 1872

Throughout time, Shiseido has undergone a lot of innovations. How did it become one of the best cosmetic companies in the world, anyway? Let’s talk about it. Shiseido Company, Limited was founded in 1872. It is considered to be one of the oldest in the world. Probably you already know, it is the number one…

Get to Know Parasites a Bit Better: Meguro Parasitological Museum

Humans are perfect hosts to nearly 300 parasitic worms around the world. Every day we come in contact with these organisms. Our knowledge of parasitic infections dates back to antiquity. The description of parasites and parasitic infections are found in the early human writings. free-stock-illustration.com/ If you want to learn more about parasitic topics, it…

Step Inside a Dreamworld of Fantasy at Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku!

Experience Japanese cuteness overload by stepping inside one of Harajuku’s latest cafes: Kawaii Monster Cafe! Located right in the middle of this trendy town, the cafe recently opened on August 1, 2015. Get lost in the swirling paradise of multi-colored interior designs done by Creative Director Sebastian Masuda. With the psychedelically bright colors, it will…

Let’s make Onigiri: The Perfect Japanese Rice Ball

If you’re in Japan, try purchasing a bento. A common sighting inside it is the “onigiri.” The word onigiri means “musubi” in Japanese, meaning “holdable rice.” Onigiri is not a form of sushi. This is a very common misconception. It is made of plain rice (sometimes lightly salted) while sushi is made with rice and…
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