2016 September

Experience Japan as Much as You Can With the Hato Bus Tours

Summer package bus tours are being offered by Hato Bus (はとバス) which will be guided by proficient tour guides in English and Chinese to assure guided service to all tour guests. The tours listed below will include a visit to Yokohama (横浜) and some of their tours are only available for a limited time. Hato…

How Do the Japanese Feel About Living Together Before Marriage?

It is quite common for Japanese people nowadays to move in even before committing marital vows. This is how conventional thinking goes on in the country. But the question is, who is more willing to move in? Is it the male or the female? A recent survey revealed that Japanese men are more willing to…

Cosplay as Wally at the Wally Run in Osaka and Aichi This October 2016!

Just about everyone has heard of “Where’s Wally?” (ウォーリーを探せ!), which is also known as “Where’s Waldo?” in North America. Interestingly enough, in October 2016, there will be a Where’s Wally? Wally Run (ウォーリーラン) in Japan where you can gather with thousands of people clad in the similar outfit! japantrends.com/ About Where’s Wally? metro.co.uk/ Where’s Wally?…

The 3rd Yo-Kai Watch Movie Will Be Out Soon! How Is It Gonna Be Different?

The Yo-kai Watch (妖怪ウォッチ) series has often been compared to Pokémon (ポケモン) and Digimon (デジモン) due to the similar premise of having a world filled with cute monsters. But the upcoming third installment of Yo-kai Watch will be done differently as it will be a mashup of anime and live action! 【トリビア32】妖怪バズーカをポチっと注文してくれたのは、コマじろう。では、メラメライオンを召喚したのに、おまけで現れたアイツは誰でしょう!? あ~クサっ!https://t.co/WNkzQsuone pic.twitter.com/N7S16g1zCf — 映画『妖怪ウォッチ』…

Wanna Explore Japan But Don’t Know How? Here’s the Perfect Solution!

Moving to Japan or even just visiting Japan for a few days can be a mindblowing experience. With all the myriad of sights, sounds, and tastes to explore, not to mention all the different places and activities to do, one can so easily get overwhelmed. But fear not! The Tourist Information Center (TIC) is to…

Don’t Miss This Perfect Place for Matcha Addicts: nana’s green tea!

Nothing can prepare you for the crazy heat and the even more insane humidity that Japanese summers have to offer. Cooling down in the air-conditioned local malls and shops is a great way to escape the heat. It was during one of those times that I discovered one of my favorite places in Japan during…

Why is Japanese Girl Band LAGOON Going to Break Up?

Japanese all-girl band LAGOON has just announced their disbandment! The group only made their debut in 2014, so it has not been long since the formation of the band. What happened? The Members LAGOON is an all-girl pop-rock band made up of 5 girls that was formed in 2014. The band was managed by Stardust…

All About the Starbucks City Mugs in Japan and How Different They Are

Starbucks (スターバックス) is unquestionably one of the most common brand names on the planet. There has not been a country I have visited that does not have one; some even have two stores in one block alone! For those who love collecting things on their travels – magnets, shot glasses, golf balls to name a…

Who Is the Pretty Japanese Actress in This TV Commercial?

In July 2016 there was a Japanese TV commercial on television that has captured our hearts because the lady in it exudes such a pretty girl-next-door vibe! Do you know the Japanese actress who shows us how beautiful she looks when she dons a yukata in this new commercial? Erika Sawajiri (沢尻エリカ) Erika Sawajiri gained…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the ’90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…
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