2016 October

Find Your Soulmate While Catching Pokémon at This Event in Japan!

Pokémon GO undoubtedly is a popular game not only in Japan but also around the world. It is a free-to-play, location-based reality game which successfully attracted so many people of different ages. Although the ultimate goal of the game is to catch, battle, and train Pokémon which are virtual creatures, it also allows people to…

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos!

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was! Do you know that Halloween is a big crazy event in Japan nowadays? From small parties to gatherings in the streets of big cities – lots of various Halloween events are held and an insane number of people join them. Let’s…

A Trip to Hakone Inspired by a Lovely Photo of an Artwork in a Museum

When I made the decision to move to Japan, naturally, I went to Pinterest to figure out all the things I wanted to see and do while I lived abroad. The picture below was one of the very first I Pinned. I thought that it was breathtaking and I wanted to stand in that spot…

Savor the Taste of Japan’s Seas Through These 5 Types of Shellfish

As Japan is an island country, it is blessed with a wide variety of seafood which can be harvested from the seas surrounding the country or obtained at rearing farms. However, do you find yourself at a loss when faced with a mind-boggling range of shellfish? As most of their names are written in Hiragana…

Witness the Art of Sushi by Japanese Chef Jiro Ono in This Documentary

In my opinion, I believe that cuisine is a very delicate form of art that many people either take for granted or forget about due to its abundance and regularity. By gathering different ingredients from completely different ecosystems (which in themselves are either tasteless or incompatible), one can so delicately combine them together in the…

Did You Know That Power Rangers Was Inspired by a Japanese Series?

“It’s morphin’ time!” – you must be familiar with this phrase and remember shouting it out when you were a kid watching 5 adults turn into superhumans in shining costumes. The first one to do it was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – the heroes that almost every kid from the ’80s and ’90s would…

Do You Know the Traditional Japanese Instrument Made of Snakeskin?

Purchasing a sanshin (三線) is like becoming an artist. The sanshin is one of those rare traditional instruments in Japan which takes several weeks to assemble. The art of making it is based on really old customs which is both complex and an exciting thing to do. But do you know that it played an…

A Drone and Robotics Course for High School Students? Only in Japan!

Courses such as the drone and robotics course are specialized fields involving a wide range of knowledge and expertise. They are seen as fairly important programs in the rapidly growing technology industry of Japan. In line with this, a private high school in Japan, Vantan, has recently announced that they will be offering a new…

Holiday in Okinawa? Stay and Relax at This Tropical Paradise Resort!

Located next to the shimmering blue ocean is a tropical paradise resort on the island of Okinawa. The place is called Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay which is an enjoyable paradise filled with excitement in a beautiful setting. It provides great views of the ocean and green mountains allowing you to treasure staying in a serene…

The 3 Must-See Illumination Events in Hokkaido This Winter 2016-2017

While most of Japan is just entering or in the midst of autumn, northern Hokkaido is already making preparations to welcome the onset of its famous freezing winter. Usually, the date of the first snowfall for the winter is seen as an indicator of the season’s arrival. This year, winter seems to have come earlier…
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