Monthly Archives: October 2016

At the mention of floral festivals in Japan, most people would have the impression that these take place only during the spring and summer season. However, do you know that there are three autumn floral festivals in Hokkaido which you can check out this autumn 2016? Read on to...

Anime and manga comprise a major portion of Japanese pop culture today, especially since it is not only popular in Japan but also around the world. To allow people to express their love for their favorite anime characters, "cosplay" (from the word "costume" and "play") came into practice. It...

If you have watched Miura Haruma's Sky of Love (Koizora) or Sakai Masato's Legal High, then you must be familiar with the actress Aragaki Yui. Aragaki Yui will star in the drama adaptation of the manga series “Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu,” We Married as Job. We...

At the mention of the word "matsuri (Japanese festival)," most people would typically associate it with the summer season. However, there are many unique and fun festivals to take part in during the cooler autumn as well. Join me in learning about the Sandai Kunchi (三大くんち) of Kyushu happening...

Those who say that “Yamazaki Kento is everywhere!” or “Fukushi Sota is everywhere!” probably haven’t heard of Masaki Suda. In 2016 alone, Masaki starred in 9 films. That’s more than the 8 films that Sometani Shota did last 2015. Masaki Suda Masaki Suda, whose real name is Sugo Taisho, is...

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would...

By far the biggest anime film hit of 2016! In a span of three days after its release in Japanese theater on August 26, 2016, Your Name (君の名は。 - Kimi no Na wa) easily grabbed the top box office hit throne with its stunning 1.2 billion yen earning! Ever since...

Exploring the outdoors in Japan may not always be the best option to learn about the country's culture and history, especially when it is scorching hot or when it's freezing cold. Fortunately, there are indoor observation tours that'll keep you entertained with the comfort of the right room temperature....

Japan is known around the world as a country of advanced technology and developed cities. But aside from all its amazing skyscrapers and infrastructures, the country takes pride of its wonderful nature and picture-perfect sceneries. No wonder travelers from around the globe would never dare to forget including Japan...

Reports about Masataka Kubota playing the lead character, Monkey D. Luffy, in a live-action movie for One Piece started circulating and perturbed the fans of the long-running popular series. But they heaved a sigh of relief as Shueisha Inc. and Toei Animation totally debunked the claims of a Chinese...

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