Monthly Archives: April 2016

As some of you may be aware, the Final Fantasy XV game will be released on the 30th September 2016. However before then, die-hard fans have the opportunity to purchase the specially designed clothing line which has all been designed to resemble the outfits worn by the characters in...

Since Netflix launched in Japan last year, it has been going from strength to strength. With a huge selection of anime’s as well as international series and movies; and now - original programming straight from Japan! One of their newest shows is a tongue-in-cheek, fun-loving drama - 'Good Morning...

Even before spring season had begun, a large number of sweet treats were introduced into the market that were associated with the ever popular sakura and matcha flavors. However, that doesn't mean that good old fashioned chocolate is completely out of the picture. Have you ever dreamed of indulging in...

Many people all over the world are familiar with the popular coffee chain, Starbucks. For us who love to drink our regular coffees and have a place to take the time to unwind and relax or even to lighten our workload, Starbucks is one of our go-to places. cafy.jp/ But...

Yakatabune Cruisers are Japanese old-fashioned houseboats which operate on the Tokyo waterfront and were once very popular among wealthy business people and highly-ranked samurai during the Edo period for leisure and entertainment. Nowadays, it is a popular excursion trip for everyone where passengers are able to enjoy beautiful views...

There are so many idol groups in Japan that it becomes nearly impossible to become the next big thing that people will forever remember. In order to stand out from the rest, groups need to have a gimmick. One of these groups has actually found a jaw-dropping solution by...

Finally, we come to the last installment of the three-part series about the top three traditional performing arts of Japan - Kabuki! This is probably more well-known compared to its counterparts i.e. Noh and Bunraku partly due to the fact that many of the kabuki actors these days tend...

There are so many spectacular fireworks festivals in Japan which is why some places are even dedicated to their history. One particular place called Ryogoku, in Tokyo, is said to be the origin of Japanese fireworks. It displays animated fireworks during summer and is also home to a facility...

While the retail industry is receiving a blast of consumption tax increases, a steady growth is continuing in the sale of second-hand brand goods. Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Second Division was Komehyo, a business that handles second-hand brand items. In March of 2016, the accounts of...

Shortly after spring has sprung and the sakura have all fallen from the trees, people in Japan start to feel hungry for summer! The heat can be brutal, particularly in big cities, and the humidity level is quite high! So whether you're visiting or living in Japan, why not...

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