Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rickshaw pullers (shafu) may not appear to be the most attractive job in the world but its popularity among men is steadily increasing in Japan. They are also known as "jinrickisha danshi " or "rickshaw boys" among their admirers, and in most cases have lean and muscular physiques. Some...

If you're interested in Japanese animation you've undoubtedly heard of Studio Ghibli films like 'Spirited Away' and 'Howl's Moving Castle'. But, you probably haven't heard of the high school love story 'Ocean Waves' that is based off the Shojo novel of the same name by Saeko Himuro. The Ocean Waves The...

Kitakubo isn't somewhere that travelers to Kochi usually think of visiting. It isn't close to other tourist attractions like Obiyamachi or Kochi Castle, but as it is only about ten minutes from Kochi Station it is still easily accessible. There are actually quite a few shops, restaurants, and cafes...

Tucked away in one of the residential districts in the southwestern part of Tokyo is Todoroki Ravine Park. Todoroki is a quiet neighbourhood with relatively modern architecture. It fits right into the picture of an urban city, with planes and contours of buildings, roads, and train tracks. However, a...

Learning Japanese is hard. It takes a long time to slog through all the characters, learn thousands of new words and reprogram your brain to think in a totally new way. Sometimes it seems like you’ll never make it out of the textbook and into the real world. The...

Established in 1899, Suntory Beer is one of the world's greatest beers. Over the years, it has committed to providing Japan with excellent beer, and Suntory is always actively developing new products that bring new enjoyment to consumers. This time, they are introducing 15 limited-edition cans displaying 'shinkansen' trains...

Are you staying in Tokyo and looking for a beautiful, green place with many attractions to visit nearby? Then you should go to the quaint seaside city of Kamakura. In the medieval period, Japan was governed from here and that's why there are a lot of cultural treasures to...

With the further growing advancement of technology, it's no wonder that life has certainly changed quickly in the past few years. Nowadays, almost all of our hobbies run through digital platforms and connect many people from different parts of the globe with the click of a button. omicrono.com/ The gaming...

Do you often have afternoon tea parties with your friends or relatives? Some western countries like the United Kingdom often like tea parties and while Japan may have a different image with teas, tea parties are actually quite popular with different hotels throughout the country. r.gnavi.co.jp/ With matcha's popularity continuing...

After an indoor hydroponic garden in one of Pasona's buildings near Tokyo Station, now there is something new for those interested in having a miniature garden in their own home. Most of the time, living in Japan means adjusting to a smaller space to live in. Some places are...

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