Monthly Archives: July 2016

Are you done reading your favorite romance manga and watching its anime series as well? Why not try watching the live action counterpart this time? Whether you are an otaku or just a hopeless romantic, these anime couples will definitely make you wish that you had a love like...

Whichever generation you are from, video games have played a large part in the lives of many peopel. While some of us who have reached adulthood may have lessened our gaming times, getting back to them is still surely a nostalgic feeling. Here in Japan, a game called Monster Hunter...

I feel like one of the most soothing and relaxing things to do in the summer is to listen to the sounds of water. I used to have a large fish tank at home and I would sit in front of it just to listen to the sounds of...

Many people would have heard or know about the "Seijin Shiki" or the Coming of Age Ceremony which celebrates those turning 20 years old and becoming officially recognized as adults in Japan. However, do you know about the "Nibun no Ichi Seijin Shiki" which is held for children who...

In a certain fandom, shipping can never be avoided. Shipping, derived from the word “relationship,” is the “desire by fans for two or more people either real-life or fictional characters to be in a relationship be it in a romantic or in a friendly way.” Reference:en.wikipedia.org/ Fans tend to ship a...

There are so many bizarre festivals in Japan. One of these is the so-called Onbashira Festival which is held in the Suwa area of Nagano Prefecture every six years and often results in deaths or injuries. In order for people to experience the festival in a safe environment, the...

The popular techno-pop trio, Perfume, is currently having their tour right now across Japan! Along with the concert, they’re bringing concert goods for their fans! For people who don’t know Perfume, who are they? Perfume is a techno-pop unit hailing from Hiroshima, Japan. They are Nishiwaki Ayaka or A-chan, Kashino Yuka...

If you’re familiar with Meteor Garden, then you must also be familiar with the Japanese version entitled “Hana Yori Dango” or “Boys Over Flowers.” The Japanese version stars popular Johnny’s idol from ARASHI, Matsumoto Jun, Inoue Mao, Oguri Shun, Matsuda Shota, and Tsuyoshi Abe. The drama series was based...

Spring is probably the best season of the year. It is the time when life is at its fullest in everything! The flowers are in bloom, birds are happily chirping, and lovers can be seen taking walks at the park. Spring is basically nature's way of saying "let's party!"...

After the end of World War II, and under occupation by a foreign military, Japan wrote a new constitution. One of the most controversial parts of the new constitution is Article 9 which states: "ARTICLE 9. (1) Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese...

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