2016 February

Art in Park Hotel Tokyo: The Perfect March Event for All Art Lovers!

There is a new art fair that is being held in Tokyo in March this year and will be held at Park Hotel Tokyo. While it is not the first hotel-based art fair in Japan, it isn’t a common occurrence which makes it even more of a worthwhile experience. The first hotel-based art fair was…

Order These Fantastic Assassination Classroom Items While You Still Can!

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, or Assassination Classroom as it is known in English, is one of the most popular fun and exciting manga and anime in the past few years. With the octopus-like teacher Koro-Sensei, both the manga and anime are filled with comedic and serious storylines. With only a few more chapters to go, the story…

A Hidden Paradise for Manga Lovers in Akita: Yokote Masuda Manga Museum!

Akita prefecture is very famous for its landscapes, seascapes, hot springs, and cultural and historical feats such as the Kamakura Festival and the well-maintained vintage backdrops along samurai districts. However, there is one hidden paradise in Akita that was established about twenty years ago for manga enthusiasts – the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum. commons.wikimedia.org/ A…

See Some Early-Blooming Sakura in Kawazu, Just 2 Hours from Tokyo!

Many people who wish to visit Japan want to see the iconic cherry blossom. Sometimes life doesn’t all go to plan and maybe you can’t travel in the main cherry blossom season. Don’t despair, there are still a few spots you can visit for some early blooms and to experience hanami! The Season and Hanami…

Ainu Village Museum: Catch a Glimpse of the Life of the Japan’s Indigenous People

Before modern times, before countries were formed, before colonies were made, there were people who inhabited the world in harmony. They were self-sufficient beings in communities that were at peace with nature and the universe. The Native tribes in America, the Samis in the Nordic Arctic, the aborigines in Australia, and the Ainu in Hokkaido…

Sit Standing Up? Check Out Japan’s Latest Invention!

Does your job involve you having to stand for a long period of time? Then worry not as Nitto, a Japanese Company, introduces “Archelis,” the Wearable Chair. It gives you the chance to sit without actually sitting down. It was initially developed to help medical professionals who undergo grueling hours of standing in the operation…

5 of Hokkaido’s Delectable Must-Try Local Specialties!

Each area in Japan is known for a certain produce or confectionary, such as Ehime prefecture’s mikan or clementines, Aomori prefecture’s apples and Hyogo prefecture’s Kobe beef. In the huge northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, there are several kinds of charmingly delicious produce that the region is famous for! 1. Yubari Melon hokkaidomilk.com/ Used in many…

6 Famous Must-Try Foods that Represent the Spirit of Hokkaido!

Hokkaido, known for being Japan’s ski haven as well as its flower fields in the spring, faces boundaries on the Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Ocean. Where food is concerned, seafood automatically comes to mind. However, in addition to the freshest catch from the ocean, there are several other Hokkaido specialties…

A Brief History of the Toyota Prius- 4 Generations and Still Going Strong!

Few cars in history can be looked back upon as truly revolutionary and industry-altering. One such vehicle is none other than the Toyota Prius: Another proud Nippon innovation. The main selling point, of course, is the mileage, it just keeps getting better with age (like good wine): First: 16KM/L, Second: 22KM/L, Third: 31KM/L, Fourth: 40KM/L).…
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