2016 June

Check Out 7 of the Best Podcasts to Learn All About Japan the Fun and Easy Way!

I think that podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new things about virtually anything. There are thousands of podcasts available in nearly every language and there are a plethora of podcasts available to teach you more about Japanese history, culture and the language. Here are a few of my favorites. Language 1.…

Check Out Japan’s 54-Year-Old Eternal Idol Seiko Matsuda Modeling Triumph’s Latest Lingerie!

In a global society where we generally only see young attractive models plastered all over billboards, magazines, TV, and so on, it’s nice to see an exception to this in Japan with the latest Triumph International lingerie commercial featuring the beautiful 54-year-old ‘Eternal idol’, Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子). Brief background on Seiko Matsuda Seiko Matsuda has…

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to See a Geisha Performance for Free in Tokyo!

Geisha can be considered quite an elusive creature in Japan that unless you are super lucky to see them in special events you could easily never see one. Luckily in Tokyo, the Asakusa Geisha group give free performances on certain Saturdays throughout the year with the aim to give tourists the opportunity to experience geisha…

Check Out the Creative Traditional Japanese Portrayal of Captain America and Iron Man!

With the recent hype around the Hollywood movie, Captain America: Civil War, a Japanese Twitter user, @takumitoxin, recently created a beautiful illustration creatively capturing the fight between Captain America and Iron Man. What stood out especially is that the illustration was created in a way that resembles the traditional Japanese art style, ukiyo-e! Captain America…

When Idol Scandals Aren’t Really Scandals: Hagiwara Mai of C-ute

We have heard about how the Japanese idol industry is quite strict with their policy of not allowing their idols to date. Idols who are caught dating might face the consequence of getting fired. Sometimes, just being seen with a person of the opposite gender can spell trouble for the idol. Back in April 2016,…
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