2016 August

How Does the Government Solve Japan’s Increasing Urban Population?

Japan, as the third-largest economy in the world, is home to many of the huge metropolis people can live in. Aside from its rich heritage and vibrant culture, the country is also famed for having a legendary civic sense of duty. However, its urban population is continuously increasing along with the rest of the world.…

Everything You Need to Know About the Refreshing Japanese Somen Noodles

In the sweltering summer, it is inevitable that your appetite might be affected and that you will probably crave for something light and cooling. In that case, why not try some somen which can give you that much-needed energy boost and refreshing feeling during the summer season? Read on to find out more about the…

Avoid Sweat Stains With This Handy Wearable Cooler From Japan!

Japan is probably one of the countries that will first come to mind when we talk about crazy inventions. The creativity of the Japanese stretches forth to the unimaginable existence of various items just to provide for a specific need that not many would think of. hellawella.com/ Summer in Japan might be almost over for…

Utada Hikaru’s Comeback Album to Be Finally Launched in September 2016!

After 8 years of not coming out with a full-length album, the news is that Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル) will be releasing her new album this September 2016! Utada Hikaru’s absence in the music industry definitely made her fans miss her, so the news of the upcoming album is music to the ears of her…

Horikita Maki and Her Career as an Award-Winning Japanese Actress

If you’re familiar with the Japanese drama series “Nobuta wo Produce,” “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” (“Hana Kimi”), and “Kurosagi,” then you must be also familiar with its main actress, Horikita Maki (堀北真希). Horikita Maki is a talented Japanese actress. She was born on the 6th of October in 1988 and she’s the eldest among three…

What Makes Japanese Television Different From the Rest of the World?

Media affects our lives in many aspects. It can reflect the society and what is happening now, it can connect us with other countries and entertain us. In my country, political satire shows, observational comedy performances, and news satire programs are mainstream. But in Japan, TVs can be very different. I have noticed Japan has…

11 Deadly Weapons Included in a Real-Life Ninja’s Arsenal

We’ve known them from a lot of movies and anime adaptations. They were among the ancient warriors who are portrayed by pop culture as the most efficient human spies who move in stealth, hide from the shadows, and attack swiftly as the wind. atpress.ne.jp/ They are generally known as the ninja (忍者), or in a…

Uncover the Charm of the People’s Garden – Kairakuen in Ibaraki

Kairakuen in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture ranks as one of the top three gardens in Japan along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. Being the nearest to the Tokyo Metropolitan area as compared to its peers, Kairakuen is also the second largest city park in terms of area space, just behind New York’s…

Dare to Walk Along 200,000 Tombstones? Head to Japan’s Largest Cemetery!

About 200,000 tombstones line the 2-kilometer long Okunoin Cemetery which can be found at Mt. Koya. It is known to be the largest cemetery in Japan. It entombs Kobo Daishi (Kukai), an influential Heian monk who’s most revered in the country’s religious history. But what makes this graveyard a popular pilgrimage spot? Let’s try to…

Tempura Lover? Taste the Finest Tempura at These 3 Places in Tokyo

Tempura has long been involved in food talks across Japan. Its popularity even led to the opening of several tempura shops within the country and abroad. It has been developed over many centuries that you can actually find them immediately among several types of restaurants. But of course, the best way to savor the taste…
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