Monthly Archives: December 2015

Have you already heard? The largest complex in Japan has just opened recently in Osaka. The first few things that will catch your attention when you arrive here will be the big Pikachu statue in the Pokemon Gym and also two Gundam robots in fighting positions located right in...

You might have probably read a lot of news, articles and reviews about the international airports of Japan. How good they are, how big, how clean, how convenient, how fascinating! But did you know that they have a terminal that is dedicated to low-cost carriers? This is one of...

If you're interested in contemporary art exhibits by popular artists like Ai Weiwei, Tokujin Yoshioka and Bill Viola, then you may as well take your artistic mind to the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi. The museum was founded by Minoru Mori, one of Japan's most powerful and influential building...

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is one of the must-visit places in Tokyo, as well as in all of Japan. The beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, and the feeling of ancient legacy, these are just a few reasons why many local and overseas travelers find themselves flocking here. Let's have a...

According to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRC), the decreasing birthrate and aging population are causing a drain on blood supplies in Japan. Ensuring a stable supply of blood donors is, therefore, a need that must be quickly addressed. However, there are still a lot of confusion over who...

When you are strolling around Tokyo, you may find many well-known glasses chain stores, and "Megane Drug" (メガネドラッグ) is one of them. japaneseclass.jp/ They can be easily recognized by their cute bob-haired-girl-with-glasses mascot and their bright yellow banner. Also, they always provide an ultrasonic glasses cleaner in front of their...

The majority of people are familiar with Samurai Blue, Japan's national football team that represents the country outside among other nations. Sports in Japan is well favored, having a number of enthusiastic viewers whether in their own houses or stadiums. f-marinos.com/ But aside from Samurai Blue, there is also a number...

Have you ever witnessed a fire festival in Japan? There are primarily three beautiful fire festivals in the country which the locals are very proud of. One of which is called "Nachi-no-Hi Matsuri" or Nachi Fire Festival. It is a sacred ritual done in Wakayama Prefecture on the 14th...

Sugoroku is a Japanese board game which has become a tradition for kids to play during the New Year’s Day. Usually children’s magazines would include additions to the game in their January issues. The history of Sugoroku can be traced back to the 12th century. In the 17th century,...

The advent of e-commerce has facilitated the increase in use of credit and debit cards in Japan. Despite the growing number of electronic payment systems, cash is still majorly used for daily expenditures. Of course, larger denominations are majorly relied on, but coins as small as 1yen still have...

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