2016 June

No Boyfriend? No Problem! The Background of Japan’s Popular Otome Game Genre

No boyfriend? No Problem! You can now develop romantic relationships with a guy as if you are actually dating in real life. This is called “Otome Game” which is a video game based on a story manipulated by the player character with the goal of your desired partner falling in love with you. With a…

How Much Do You Know About the History of Christianity in Japan?

Christianity is just one of the minor religions in Japan. Less than 1% of the total population is considered Christian. Despite that fact, the country is regarded as one of the secular nations around the world where religious principles are followed on certain occasions. Let’s have a quick view of how Christianity flourished in Japan…

10 Beautiful Candles and Aromas From Candly in Sapporo to Freshen Up Your Home!

Candly is a handmade candle shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The second you walk into their shop, you are surrounded by the sweet smell of the handmade candles that line the shelves. If you love scented candles and are looking for a beautiful souvenir or candle for your home, check out these 10 beautiful choices!…

Check Out 3 of Japan’s Most Unusual Rock Formations On Your Next Adventure!

We all must have seen silhouettes which are pretty common if we look at a rocky terrain from a distance. But only a few have seen rocks that usually have an interesting shape. There are some rock formations which can totally blow our mind from any distance. They can resemble an animal or a person…

Have the Ride of Your Life This Summer on Shibamasa World’s Monster Slide!

It’s finally here, the summer that we hate and love. While summer is the time to have fun with your family and friends. Unfortunately, with summer just around the corner, the scorching heat of the sun is an enemy that we all have to deal with. Don’t let the temperature stop you from having fun,…

Wagashi Calendar: Minazuki in June

With the arrival of June, this marks the beginning of summer as temperatures climb higher and the sun sets later in the day. In the kyuureki (the Japanese lunar calendar), the month of June is called Minazuki (水無月) which means the month with no water. As to why this is so, it is said that…

Plus-Size Fashion Is On the Rise in Japan: Check Out How to Get It!

Going by modern beauty standards, ‘slim’ is always the norm. Japan’s beauty standards are no different. The perfect Japanese woman should be petite and slender to be considered attractive. However, there are a lot of women who look absolutely gorgeous irrespective of their weight. Taking this into account, many new fashionistas are rising to challenge…

Why Are There So Few Public Trash Cans in Japan?

In many countries, public places such as city streets and local parks have a large number of trash cans that are easy to spot where you can easily dispose of your drink container, gum wrapper, or sandwich wrapping. However, one thing that soon becomes apparent to many travelers after being in Japan for any length…

Would You Try Coca-Cola Japan’s Sleep Water For a Good Night of Rest?

Ever have trouble sleeping at night? There’s a solution for you. In May 2016, Coca-Cola Japan introduced a new drink called “Glaceau Sleep Water” which claims to help people sleep well at night. It is a drinking water perfect for those who have sleep disorders or simply want uninterrupted beauty sleep. The Importance of Good…

Students in Japan Will Soon See Hatsune Miku Featured in Their Textbooks!

Hatsune Miku, the popular Vocaloid star, is going to be featured in the textbooks of first-year high school students in Japan. Her huge popularity in the Japanese music industry makes her well-known even among children. Thanks to her Vocaloid composer, Kikuo, her songs have been influencing many aspects of Japanese society – now including education!…
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