Monthly Archives: September 2016

"I have a pen. I have an apple. *grunts* Apple pen." This is how the song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen by Pikotaro starts. It was uploaded on YouTube last August 25, 2016 and in just about a month, it has become an earworm that almost everyone can't seem to get out of their...

When someone asks you "Is Japan a train society or a car society?" you might answer that Japan is a train society since it is known for its technologically advanced railway system. Trains Do Not Cover All of Japan? It is true that the railway networks in Japan's urban areas are...

You have probably seen billboards and posters of the movie HiGH & LOW all over the metro. It's an entertainment project that consists of a drama series with two seasons – a prequel called Road to HiGH & LOW and a spin-off entitled The Red Rain featuring two of...

Hi, readers! This is the Japan Info staff. We wanted to say thank you for always reading our articles and we’ve got a way for you to enjoy them more! Out of all the posts that have been published over the last week (September 19th to 25th) on Japan Info and/or...

Japan is insufferably hot and humid in the summer. I was born and raised in Las Vegas NV. There, the summer heat cranks up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (about 44 degrees Celsius). Although the temperature is incredibly high, it is very dry. Japan, on the other hand, is both...

If the ice rink is the battle arena for kingship, Japan’s 21-year old Yuzuru Hanyu (羽生結弦) will undeniably be among the top candidates for the crown. In fact, he’s already the king of the ice rink in the making! His reputation as Japan’s figure skating prince isn’t just a mere...

Just like how the popular Pokémon evolve to achieve a stronger, more powerful form, anime, as an industry, also has its own evolution cycle – something which involves a series of worldwide popularity to a year-long production decline, then back to the proliferation of short, original works. This rise and...

Summer days are fun when spent on the island of Enoshima (江の島). It is a small offshore island which is home to some of the closest sandy beaches to Tokyo (東京) and is just an hour drive from the capital city which is why it becomes an ideal destination...

Japan is a country symbolic of temples and shrines. The former capital of Japan, Nara (奈良), played a great cultural importance in shaping the country's history. It is where majestic temples that are lavishly decorated with different varieties of flowers stand. Many of these temples are located in high...

There are so many beautiful things which remain undiscovered in Japan. Some are brought by men, while others are simply formed by the passing of time. Others become stunning works of nature revealing a surprising natural wonder. If you want to discover some magnificent geo spots worth visiting in...

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