Monthly Archives: November 2015

Although Starbucks consistently offers a core menu around the globe, there are other flavors that are only unique to the taste of Japan and the Asia Pacific. Since Japan and its neighboring countries are famous for their love affair with tea, it is most likely to find tea-based frappuccinos...

The prefecture of Gifu in central Honshu offers a lot of enchanting places that one must include in his or her itinerary when planning to visit Japan. One of the must-visit places in Gifu is the village of Shirakawa. meteoweb.eu/ Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go is...

Nara is Japan’s oldest capital city, and while most people visit this site for its museums and historic sites, most visitors miss out sampling the foods that this place has to offer. Nara also offers B-gourmet sushi such as the conveyor belt sushi at Daiki Suisan that is almost...

AKB48 has offered quite a number of songs to its listeners since 2005. The largest idol group in Japan has gained both local and foreign fanbases who have helped in gaining millions of record sales. Also, with their 10th anniversary just a few weeks, the famous idol group will...

Ever watched the Dragon Ball series which as a result may have inspired you to want to collect dragon balls? When I was a kid, I always wanted to own a Doraemon or the 7 dragon balls so that my life's wishes could be fulfilled and I could then...

Living in a different country can expose you to several differences when comparing to your home country. Let’s explore a few different options that you may find in Japan. You can get this furniture at common furniture stores, like Nitori, or home centers, like Nafco. 1. Color Boxes rakuten.co.jp/ One great organization...

Miyavi (雅) is known as the Samurai Guitarist for his cool and unique guitar-slapping style. He is also known in the West for his role as Mutsuhiro Watanabe in the movie Unbroken. Here are some of the random facts about Miyavi which you may not have heard before. 1. Unbroken...

Japanese drama is known for its gimmick in engaging with the readers. There is a lot of TV series that have made me cry, and I believe that ones like '1 Litre of Tears' can make some of us cry as well. However, if you are looking for a...

You have it all. Looks, education, passable language skills, the perfect apartment in a big city, the best job: all the conditions are right for love. You are so ready for a boyfriend. You try bars, friends introduce you to their friends, more bars, maybe a group meet up,...

Have you ever heard of shimoyake (霜焼け)? It is translated as 'chilblains' in English. Do you know what it is? Are you experienced with shimoyake? Are you having difficulty explaining shimoyake in Japanese? What are the causes and treatment of shimoyake? This may give you basic information and awareness...

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